About the Brain Injury Guide & Resources


This Brain Injury Guide and Resources website is the result of collaboration between the University of Missouri, School of Health Professions, Department of Health Psychology and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MO-DHSS). The Missouri Traumatic Brain Injury Implementation Partnership Project, awarded to MO-DHSS by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provided financial resources for this website.


Content Development

Stephanie A. Reid-Arndt, Ph.D., ABPP is an Associate Professor in the MU Department of Health Psychology. She is a rehabilitation neuropsychologist, specializing in the provision of outpatient and inpatient neuropsychological assessment and consultation for persons with traumatic brain injury and other medical populations. In addition to this project, her research and training activities have included: participating in a TBI training program for rural behavioral health care providers, conducting an evaluation of the MO-DHSS Adult Head Injury Program Early Referral program, and examining predictors of functional outcomes following TBI. Her research interests include individual and social/environmental influences on functioning following TBI, and interventions to improve well being following life-changing injury/illness such as TBI.

Brick Johnstone, Ph.D., ABPP is a Professor in the MU Department of Health Psychology. He is a board certified neuropsychologist, a Fellow in the APA Rehabilitation Psychology Division and the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and a former Fulbright Scholar who worked at the National University Ireland, Galway. He is the Director of the Spirituality and Health project of MU's Center for Religion and the Professions, served on the Missouri State Committee of Psychology for 10 years, and is former President of the Missouri Psychological Association. His research interests are in the vocational rehabilitation of brain injury, rural disability issues, neuropsychology of spirituality, and religion and disability.


The developers of this website would like to thank Brittany Allen, Ph.D. and Angie Bodling, Ph.D., who provided assistance in compiling information for this website. We also extend our gratitude to the Missouri School Board Association for their assistance with video production.

This website supported in part by H21MC06740 from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The contents are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of DHHS.


  1. Schopp, L.H., Johnstone, B., & Reid-Arndt, S. (2005). Telehealth specialty training for rural behavioral health generalists: Supporting and enhancing rural service delivery networks. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 36, 158-163.
  2. Reid-Arndt, S.A., Schopp, L., Brenneke, L., Johnstone, B., & Poole, A.D. (2007). Evaluation of the Traumatic Brain Injury Early Referral Program in Missouri. Brain Injury, 21(12), 1295-1302.
  3. Reid-Arndt, S.A., Nehl, C., & Hinkebein, J. (2007). The Frontal Systems Behavior Scale (FrSBe) as a Predictor of Community Integration following a Traumatic Brain Injury. Brain Injury, 21, 1361-1369.
  4. Johnstone, B., Vessell, R., Bounds, T., Hoskins, S., & Sherman, A. (2003). Predictors of success for state vocational rehabilitation clients with traumatic brain injury. Archives of PM&R, 84, 161-167.
  5. Johnstone, B., Reid-Arndt, S., Franklin, K.L., & Harper, J. (2006). Vocational outcomes of state vocational rehabilitation clients with traumatic brain injury: A Review of the Missouri Model Brain Injury System Studies. NeuroRehabilitation, 21, 1-13.
  6. Johnstone, B., Price, T., Bounds, T., Schopp, L.H., Schootman, M., & Schumate, D. (2003). Rural/urban differences in vocational outcome for state vocational rehabilitation clients with TBI. NeuroRehabilitation, 18, 197-203.