As the operational component for TBI at the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, DVBIC is a network of 16 sites specializing in research, clinical affairs and education/outreach related to traumatic brain injury. These sites work collaboratively with their host military treatment facilities and Veterans Administration hospitals to provide and improve TBI care for active duty military, veterans and their eligible beneficiaries.
Since 1992, when it was established by Congress, the DVBIC has studied the effect of head injuries in the military. With a staff of military, civilians and contractors, the DVBIC treats patients with mild, moderate and severe TBI. It develops guidelines for care, gathers data on the prevalence of TBI in the military and conducts research to help future patients. DVBIC also provides care coordination and educational programs.
Site staff includes nurses, neuropsychologists, neurologists, medical and rehabilitative physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and a variety of other specialists. Through state-of-the-art medical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs, DVBIC has developed advanced TBI-specific evaluation, treatment and follow-up care for all military personnel, their dependents and veterans with brain injury.
DVBIC was designated as the operational component for TBI at the Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury.
- Ft. Belvoir
- Ft. Carson
- Ft. Bragg
- Camp Pendleton
- Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
- San Antonio Military Medical Center
- Naval Medical Center San Diego
- Ft. Hood
- Hunter McGuire VAMC, Richmond, VA
- James A. Haley VAH, Tampa, FL
- Minneapolis VAMC, Minneapolis, MN
- VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA
Visit the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) Web site.