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Rebekah Mannix, M.D.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School



Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115



I am a pediatric emergency medicine specialist committed to a research career in translational medicine. My long-term goal is to use my bench discoveries as well as my training in research methodologies to implement targeted therapies for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). I have an MPH in Quantitative Methods and expertise in both statistics and epidemiology.  I am the co-Director of the Brain Injury Center at Boston Children’s Hospital and I also direct a translational laboratory whose focus is TBI.

TBI represents a huge public health burden. As a clinician who treats TBI patients on a daily basis, I am frequently frustrated by my limited toolbox to mitigate outcomes after brain injury. It is my goal to better understand and predict outcomes after TBI, and to develop targeted therapeutic interventions for this potentially devastating disease.

In addition, I have established a translational research laboratory with expertise in expertise in clinically relevant closed head murine TBI models. In addition to our established mouse and rat TBI models, we have developed a closed head TBI model in swine. Our goal in developing these models is to establish well-characterized, clinically relevant outcomes from which we can study mechanistic questions and therapeutic interventions. 

Development of Therapeutic Antibody for Traumatic Brain Injury - NIH/NINDS U01NS096835