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Brian L. Brooks, PhD

Brian L. Brooks is a neuropsychologist and the director of the pediatric neuropsychology service at the Alberta Children's Hospital, as well as the director of the NEURO-detect lab at the University of Calgary. He is the coauthor of the Child and Adolescent Memory Profile (ChAMP), the Memory Validity Profile (MVP), and the Multidimensional Everyday Memory Ratings for Youth (MEMRY). His research focuses on youth who have poor recovery from concussion/mild traumatic brain injury, through improving early diagnosis, better prognostication of outcome, and potential treatment options. He is also studying long-term outcomes from multiple concussions using neuropsychological and neuroimaging tools. In addition to concussion research, Dr. Brooks also studies the neuropsychological impact of other forms of acquired brain injuries (e.g., moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury, perinatal and childhood stroke, hydrocephalus, encephalitis) and has numerous publications on improving test interpretation (e.g., performance validity testing, multivariate base rates). 

Dr. Brooks is a fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, a recipient of the early career award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and a two-time recipient of the Nelson Butters Award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology for research contributions to neuropsychology. He is supported by a CIHR Embedded Clinician Researcher Salary award, as well as project funding as a principal investigator from ACHRI (Shaikh Family Award) and the University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine (Clinical Research Fund).

Areas of Expertise

  • Concussion/mild trauma brain injury in youth
  • Neuropsychological impact of other forms of acquired brain injuries
  • Cognitive neuropsychology
  • Neuroimaging/science
  • Scientist with the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute


  • PhD in clinical psychology, University of Calgary (2005)

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