Brenda Eagan-Johnson Ed.D., CBIST has over two decades of experience in the field of pediatric brain injury, education, and neuro-developmental issues in children. Dr. Eagan-Johnson has been instrumental in the creation, development, and daily oversight of the nationally recognized child and adolescent brain injury school consulting program, BrainSTEPS as Pennsylvania’s Program Coordinator. She also serves as a consultant to a $2.2 million-dollar 4-year study related to BrainSTEPS outcomes funded by the Centers for Disease Control and awarded to Case Western Reserve University. Through her work, Dr. Eagan-Johnson regularly trains medical, rehabilitation, regular education, and special education professionals on the identification, symptoms, and educational treatment methods to improve cognitive, executive function, behavioral, social, and communication skills in students who sustain acquired brain injuries. Dr. Eagan-Johnson received her master’s degree in the educational aspects of pediatric TBI from George Washington University, where she now serves as an adjunct instructor in the graduate school. She holds a Doctor of Education degree in Mind, Brain, and Teaching (educational neuroscience) from Johns Hopkins University. Her research investigated Return to Learn Concussion Management Teams in PA related to fidelity of return to learn protocol implementation, knowledge, and beliefs. She holds three teaching certifications and serves on the board of governors for the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) under the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) and has her Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer (CBIST) certification. Additionally, she serves on a national workgroup developing the pediatric portion of a new professional concussion certification under ACBIS/BIAA. Dr. Eagan-Johnson is published in pediatric brain injury, regularly presents at the national and international levels, and has received multiple state and national awards for her work. She was the co-lead for the 1st Concussion Return to Learn Consensus, under the National Collaborative on Children’s Brain Injury. She is also active with the ENIGMA Brain Injury Intimate Partner Violence research group. Spearheading development and creation of Pennsylvania’s Return to Learn Concussion Management Team Model, now endorsed by two state Departments of Education, Dr. Eagan-Johnson has trained over 2,800 school-based concussion teams since 2013. Her brother sustained a severe TBI when they were teenagers, which is where her passion in the field began.