PINK Concussions Medical Director

Chris Giza, MD @griz1

UCLA Brain Injury Research Center Los Angeles
Professor of Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery

Christopher Giza graduated from Dartmouth College, received his M.D. from West Virginia University and completed his internship at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Giza then trained in Adult and Pediatric Neurology at UCLA. He then worked on the Yosemite Search and Rescue team before joining the UCLA Brain Injury Research Center. Dr. Giza traveled to Afghanistan in 2011, as a civilian advisor to the Department of Defense.

Dr. Giza co-Chaired the American Academy of Neurology’s committee that developed an evidence-based Practice Guideline for Management of Sports Concussions from 2009-2013. He currently serves on advisory committees for TBI/concussion with the CDC, NCAA, MLS and USSF, and has been a clinical consultant for the NFL, NHL and MLS. He is currently Professor of Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Mattel Children’s Hospital and director of the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT program.


PINK Concussions Scientific/Research Director

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Angela Colantonio, PhD, OT, FCAHS, FACRM 

University of Toronto
Director of the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute @abiresearchlab

Dr. Angela Colantonio is the Director of the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto where she holds a Canadian Institutes for Health Research Chair in Gender, Work and Health. She is also a Senior Research Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN. Dr. Colantonio leads a broad, internationally recognized program of research on acquired brain injury (ABI) that includes a major focus on women and sex/gender analyses.  She has authored over 200 publications and has presented to over 400 research, clinical and lay audiences.

Dr. Colantonio co-leads an international task force on Girls/Women with ABI and serves on the Board of Brain Injury Canada. She is a Fellow of American College of Epidemiology, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. In 2015, she was awarded the Robert L. Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Research and Rehabilitation.