Dr. Jesse Mez Describes Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in Comparison to Concussions
- What is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)?
- What are common CTE symptoms? What are some ways to minimize them?
- What is the difference between CTE and a concussion (mTBI)?
Jesse Mez, MD, MS is a neurologist with clinical training in aging and dementia and research training in biostatistics/statistical genetics and epidemiology. He is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine, Director of the Clinical Core of the BU Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) Center, and Investigator in the BU Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Center, and a Framingham Heart Study Investigator. His research investigates risk factors for AD and CTE, including traumatic brain injury, repetitive head impacts (RHI), genetics, and their interaction. He also leads projects investigating CTE clinicopathological correlation with the goal of diagnosing CTE in life.
We are grateful for Dr. Mez and his hand in improving our StoryWall and CrashCourse concussion education initiatives.
About Concussion Story Wall: This product features an interactive database of more than 4000 videos of individual stories relating to how an injury occurred, the symptoms experienced, and personal insights from those who have been injured by a concussion. It is intended as a comprehensive mental health resource for the many who are impacted including athletes, parents, coaches, officials, teachers, and military veterans, among others. It also serves as a referral source for athletic trainers, rehab specialists and physicians. An additional highlight includes a panel of 14 of the world’s leading medical experts addressing specific aspects of concussions related to symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and recovery. All CrashCourse concussion education products are available at no cost.
The CrashCourse Concussion Story Wall is proudly presented by TeachAids, BIAA, and the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS), in collaboration with the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) and 22 of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s National Governing Bodies (NGB). These NGBs include: USA Archery, USA Artistic Swimming, USA Baseball, USA Bobsled & Skeleton, USA Cycling, USA Diving, USA Fencing, USA Field Hockey, USA Football, USA Gymnastics, USA Hockey, USA Karate, US Lacrosse, USA Rugby,US Ski & Snowboard, US Soccer, US Speedskating, USA Taekwondo, USA Team Handball, USA Triathlon, USA Waterski and Wake, and USA Wrestling.