chronic traumatic encephalopathy


What the Science Tells Us About Making Football Safer This CTE Awareness Day

, Lead science and policy analyst

As the most high-profile football game of the year approaches this weekend, not everyone will be thinking about trophies and victory speeches. Families and friends of players who have faced long-term health consequences from playing the sport will be focusing on their loved ones. Read more >

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How the NFL Sidelined Science—and Why It Matters

, Lead science and policy analyst

Football was not just the most important social activity on weekends in New Jersey growing up, but it was woven into the family and community in which I grew up. My dad played football in his small town Vermont high school along with his older brother who went on to play college football at the University of Vermont. Hence, weekends at the Reed household were for screaming at TV sets or from real-life bleachers and theatrical displays of cheering played out in falling off of couches and crashing onto floors. Read more >

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