Katherine Snedaker

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USA

 

Biography

Katherine Snedaker, LCSW, is the Executive Director and Founder of PINKconcussions, a non-profit focused on female brain injury including concussion from sports, violence, accidents, and military service. She earned her Masters in Social Work from Fordham University. In 2013, Katherine founded the non-profit charity, PINK Concussions, Inc. In 2016, Katherine produced the 1st International Summit of Female Concussion and TBI at Georgetown University School of Medicine/Medical Center/MedStar; and then the 2nd International Summit of Female Brain Injury at the Palo Alto VA Healthcare System/Stanford University. Katherine produced the 3rd Summit as a post-conference day at 2017 IBIA World Congress in New Orleans. Katherine has presented on female concussions for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center DVBIC and the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury as well civilian medical conferences such as the American Academy of Neurology AAN Sports Concussion Conference, as well as the 2016 and 2017 World Brain Injury Congresses. Partnered with Clemson University professors, she has published a peer-reviewed study of female and male athletes’ experience of concussion. She is currently working on a three year project to track ay reported concussions in 11,000 school children in Norwalk CT. Before PINK Concussions, she founded SportsCAPP.com which focused on free resources for youth sports teams for concussion education and policy; and also produced state conferences to train over 650 school nurses/staff to help students“Return to Learn” after concussion while lowering school liability. She has presented on concussion across the US, Canada and Europe.

 

Conference Presentation

4th Pink Concussions Summit: Brain injury in Girls and Young Women Under the Age of 25

 

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