Date(s) - 11/01/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
YMCA of Boulder Valley
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Thursday, November 1 | 6:30 – 8:00pm:
How Concussions in Youth Sports Can Lead to Mental Health Challenges
Hosted at: YMCA of Boulder Valley | 2800 Dagny Way, Lafayette CO
Dawn Comstock, PhD, professor of epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health, will present
information on how traumatic brain injuries is linked to depression and anxiety among young people.
Dr. Comstock’s expertise in the use of injury surveillance data has driven efforts to reduce the number
and/or severity of brain injuries among young athletes. In 2014, she was invited by the White House to
speak at the Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit to address the growing public health
concern of concussions in adolescent sports. She currently serves on the Board of Scientific Counselors
for the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and as an ex-officio member of the
National Federation of State High School Association’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee.