national database


Spinal Cord Injury Model System National Database

What is the study about?


The National Database involves the collection of acute, rehabilitation and follow-up data on SCI patients who receive care in the system following an SCI injury. Used to track the long-term consequences of SCI, the national database facilitates comprehensive research in the areas of medical rehabilitation, health and wellness, service delivery, short- and long-term interventions, and systems research.

Primary Project Staff


Principal Investigators:

David Chen, M.D., Medical Director, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program; George M. Eisenberg Chair

Allen Heinemann, Ph.D., Director, Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research

Database Director: 

Anne Deutsch, R.N., Ph.D.

Project Manager:

Allison Todd, B.A., CCRC

Contact Information


Kayla Jones



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