About the Editors of Brain Injury Professional

The editors for Brain Injury Professional are Debra Braunling-McMorrow, PhD and Nathan Zasler, MD. 

Dr. Debra Braunling-McMorrow is the President and CEO of Learning Services, a national provider of services for persons with brain injury.  She has served as Vice President of Business Development and Outcomes and Vice President of Quality Assurance for a national rehabilitation provider.  In addition, she led operations for the Center for Comprehensive Services, one of the first post acute brain injury rehabilitation programs in the country. She serves on the board of the North American Brain Injury Society and is the recipient of the 2007 NABIS Clinical Service Award.  Dr. McMorrow also serves as a Board of Trustee member for the Southern Illinois Healthcare Systems, is a member of the Federal Legislative Action Committee for the Brain Injury Association of America and is a CARF Medical Rehabilitation surveyor.  Dr. McMorrow is a past chair of the American Academy for the Certification of Brain Injury Specialists (AACBIS) and has served on the Brain Injury Association of America’s board of executive directors. Additionally, Dr. McMorrow has served on several national committees and editorial boards as well as on a number of Peer Review Panels including for the U.S. Department of Education NIDRR and the Department of Health and Human Services HRSA.  She received the Alumni Achievement Award from the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale College of Education and Human Services in 2011.  Dr. McMorrow has published in numerous journals and books and has presented extensively in the field of brain injury rehabilitation.  She has been working for persons with brain injuries for over 30 years.

Dr. Nathan Zasler is an internationally respected physician specialist in acquired brain injury (ABI) care and rehabilitation.  He is CEO and Medical Director of the Concussion Care Centre of Virginia, an outpatient neurorehabilitation practice, as well as, Tree of Life, a living assistance and transitional neurorehabilitation program for persons with acquired brain injury in Richmond, Virginia.  He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and fellowship trained in brain injury.  Dr. Zasler is an Adjunct Professor of PM&R at VCU in Richmond, Virginia, as well as, an Adjunct Associate Professor of PM&R at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians, and a diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management.  Dr. Zasler has lectured and written extensively on neurorehabilitation issues in ABI.  He is active in national and international organizations dealing with acquired brain injury and neurodisability, serving in numerous consultant and board member roles as including currently serving as Vice Chairperson of IBIA.