University of Calgary

Keith Yeates

  • Professor
  • Ward Chair Ped Brain Injury

Research Interests

Broadly speaking, my research aims to better understand the outcomes of childhood brain injury and influences on recovery, and thereby foster more effective treatment and management. My current projects focus on concussion and mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), in terms of both assessment and treatment. I am particularly interested in understanding the interplay of neurobiological and psychosocial factors in determining children’s outcomes after mild TBI, and how such factors can be modified through intervention to improve outcomes. I am collaborating with an interdisciplinary group of investigators to address these issues.

I also have an interest in children’s social development after TBI, as well as other brain disorders. I directed a large multi-site study of social outcomes in children with TBI, and am working with several groups investigating social outcomes in childhood brain tumors, neurofibromatosis, and stroke.

Recent Publications

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Recent publications:

Davis, G. A., Anderson, V., Babl, F. E., Gioia, G. A., Giza, G. C., Meehan, W., Moser, R. S., Purcell, L., Schatz, P., Schneider, K. J., Takagi, M., Yeates, K. O., & Zemek, R. (2017). What is the difference in concussion management in children as compared to adults? A systematic review. British Journal of Sport Medicine, 51, 949-957.

Meadows, E. A., Yeates, K. O., Rubin, K. R., Taylor, H. G., Bigler, E. D., Dennis, M., Gerhardt, C. A., Vannatta, K., Stancin, T., & Hoskinson, K. R. (2017). Rejection sensitivity as a moderator of psychosocial outcomes following pediatric traumatic brain injury. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 23, 451-459. 

Yeates, K. O., Beauchamp, M., Craig, W., Doan, Q., Zemek, R., Bjornson, B. H., Gravel, G., Mikrogianakis, A., Goodyear, B., Abdeen, N., Beaulieu, C., Dehaes, M., Deschenes, S., Harris, A., Lebel, C., Lamont, R., Williamson, T., Barlow, K. M., Bernier, F., Brooks, B. L., Emery, C., Freedman, S. B., Kowalski, K., Mrklas, K., Tomfohr-Madsen, L., & Schneider, K., on behalf of Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (2017). Advancing Concussion Assessment in Pediatrics (A-CAP): a prospective, concurrent cohort, longitudinal study of mild traumatic brain injury in children: study protocol. BMJ Open, 7, e017012 (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017012).


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