We collaborate with researchers to support improvements in clinical care, advocacy and education for sports participants. Areas of collaboration include identifying and testing methods to change behaviors and make sports safer; identifying best practices for effective public health education efforts; and developing studies with our partner organizations to advance knowledge in sports-related concussion research.


Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI)

Despite growing concerns about concussion, very little research has been done on how it affects younger children, there are no objective ways to diagnose concussion, and there are no effective treatments for people with persistent concussion symptoms. The Seattle Pediatric Concussion Research Collaborative was launched in 2014 to address these knowledge gaps.

The Collaborative is one of the nation’s largest pediatric concussion research programs with experts in sports medicine, psychiatry and neurosurgery. The Collaborative conducts clinical studies that improve our understanding of youth concussion and find better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it.

Concussion and Injury Surveillance in Youth Football Players

The goal of this study is to work with the Northwest Junior Football League (NJFL) and study how young athletes involved in football recover after concussion.

Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC)

HIPRC’s mission is to reduce the impact of injury and violence on people’s lives through research, education, training and public awareness. Research areas at HIPRC include violence, traumatic brain injury, safe and active transport, injury care and global injury.

Collaborating with investigators at HIPRC allows the Institute to partner with world renowned experts located on our own campus.


in a Study

Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s Center for Child Health Behavior and Development is conducting clinical studies that help researchers understand and explore new treatments for a variety of child health conditions.

Participants in these studies can take advantage of new therapies before they are widely available and help others by contributing to research. You can learn how to participate in research studies and clinical trials on the Seattle Children’s Research Institute website.

Research Contacts

The Sports Institute at UW Medicine is fully committed to the missions of UW Medicine and our partner institutions. Our Institute is proud to serve as a point of connection for our community – parents, coaches, athletes, families and providers. Please click on the links if you are interested in learning more about participating in research at SCRI or volunteering with HIPRC.