Dr. McCrea is Tenured Professor and Eminent Scholar of Neurosurgery and Director of Brain Injury Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, as well as a research neuropsychologist at the Clement Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is ABCN board-certified in clinical neuropsychology and is past President of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN).
Dr. McCrea has been an active researcher in the neurosciences, with numerous scientific publications, book chapters, and national and international lectures on the topic of traumatic brain injury. He authored the text Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Postconcussion Syndrome: The New Evidence Base for Diagnosis and Treatment published by Oxford University Press.
Dr. McCrea has led several large, multi-center studies on the effects of traumatic brain injury and sport-related concussion, including the original NCAA Concussion Study. He is currently principal investigator on several studies on the acute effects of TBI and sport-related concussion, including his role as co-PI of the NCAA-DoD CARE Consortium, leading the Advanced Research Core (ARC).
Dr. McCrea previously served on the National Football League (NFL) Head, Neck and Spine Committee, and is neuropsychology consultant to the Green Bay Packers. He served as a panelist on the 2008 and 2012 Zurich International Consensus Conference on Sports Concussion, and currently serves on the scientific committee for the 2016 International Consensus Conference.