Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

  • Tamara McKenzie-HartmanEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_9247

Membership as of 2017

The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is a part of the U.S. Military Health System. Specifically, DVBIC is the traumatic brain injury (TBI) operational component of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE). Founded in 1992 by Congress, the DVBIC’s responsibilities have grown as its network of care and treatment sites has grown.

Currently, the DVBIC is comprised of a network of 21 centers, operating out of 16 military treatment facilities and five Veterans Affairs medical centers (VAMC), and is supported by a Washington, D.C-area headquarters. While specific activities vary at each site, the DVBIC treats, supports, trains, and monitors service members, veterans, family members, and providers who have been, or who care for those who are, affected by traumatic brain injury.
  • DVBIC Site History

  • 1992 – Originals

  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), MD*

  • Wilford Hall Medical Center, TX

  • Min...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Defense and Veterans Brain Injury CenterJames A. Haley, VA HospitalTampaUSA