Katherine P. Snedaker

USA

Katherine P. Snedaker

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 PINKconcussions; and in 2016, Katherine produced the first International Summit of Female Concussion and TBI at Georgetown University School of Medicine/Medical Center/MedStar; and then she produced a two day symposium on Female Brain Injury at the Palo Alto VA Healthcare System/Stanford University. 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 World Brain Injury Congress at The Hague. 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 any 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 four state conferences for CT school nurses/staff in best practices to help students “Return to Learn/School” after concussion while lowering risk of liability. She has presented on concussion across the US, Canada and Europe.

 

WORLD CONGRESS PRESENTATIONS

PINK CONCUSSIONS: Sex and Gender Differences Women’s Brain Injury

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