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Gallagher DM, Hirschhorn LR, Lorenz LS, Piya P. Developing a Community of Practice for HIV Care: Supporting Knowledge Translation in a Regional Training Initiative. The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (JCEHP) 2017;37(1):27-36. doi: 10.1097/CEH.0000000000000141.

Ensuring knowledgeable, skilled HIV providers is challenged by rapid advances in the field, diversity of patients and providers, and the need to retain experienced providers while training new providers and supporting translation of new knowledge to practice. New England AIDS Education and Training Center (NEAETC) provides a range of educational modalities to HIV providers in six states.This 2013 to 2014 mixed-methods study found that since 2010 NEAETC evolved educational modalities to a greater focus on active learning (case discussion, clinical consultation) and decreased didactic training by half (18-9%). Tailored approaches (based on local priorities) resulted in improved provider-reported capacity, peer learning, and support, contributing to a community of practice for HIV care. For more information about this article please click here: The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (JCEHP) - Article and PDF.
 

 

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- INFORMATIONAL: Grants Awarded for Innovations in Teaching and Research
From the office of the Provost Brandeis University:  Teaching innovation grants focus on innovations in teaching and student assessment, with special preference given to proposals that look at ways of addressing issues of diversity and inclusion, and to team teaching/interdisciplinary course design. Research innovation awards are aimed at early stage research to initiate innovative scholarly inquiry and creative activities that have the potential for significant, sustained impact. Aug 2, 2016

2016-2017 Research Innovation Awards

Jody Hoffer Gittell (co-PI), Laura Lorenz (co-PI), Marji Erickson Warfield, Christine Bishop, and Joanne Beswick, Heller
Andrew Molinsky, IBS, Psychology

Testing Innovative Interventions to Improve Relational Care for People with Chronic Severe Brain Injury

To view a copy of the 2016-2017 Research Innovation Awards please click here.  - (PDF) 92.5 Kilobytes  
 


 
 
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  Charrette, AL, Lorenz, LS, Fong, J, O’Neil-Pirozzi, TM, Lamson, KS, Demore-Taber, M, Lilley, R. (. (July 28 2016). A Pilot study of intensive exercise on endurance, advanced mobility and gait speed in adults with chronic severe acquired brain injury. Early Online 1-7. DOI: 10.1080/02699052.2016.1187766. ISSN: 0269-9052 (Print) 1362-301X (Online)

Background and purpose: Effects of high-intensity exercise on endurance, mobility and gait speed of adults with chronic moderate-to-severe acquired brain injury (ABI) were investigated. It was hypothesized that intensive exercise would be associated with improvements in impairment and activity limitation measures.

Participants: Fourteen adults with chronic ABI in supported independent living who could stand with minimal or no assist and walk with or without ambulation device were studied. Eight presented with low ambulatory status.

Methods: This was a single group pre- and post-intervention study. Participants received a 6-week exercise intervention for 60–90 minutes, 3 days/week assisted by personal trainers under physical therapist supervision. Measures (6MWT, HiMAT and 10MWT) were collected at baseline, post-intervention and 6 weeks later. Repeated measures T-test and Wilcoxon Signed Ranks test were used.

Results: Post-intervention improvements were achieved on average on all three measures, greater than minimal detectable change (MDC) for this population. Three participants transitioned from low-to-high ambulatory status and maintained the change 6 weeks later.

Discussion and conclusion: People with chronic ABI can improve endurance, demonstrate the ability to do advanced gait and improve ambulatory status with 6 weeks of intensive exercise. Challenges to sustainability of exercise programmes for this population remain....  Informa Healthcare: Brain Injury, Taylor & Francis.
Brain Injury is the official research journal of the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA).

For more information about this article please click here: Informa Healthcare Brain Injury - Article Link & PDF
- (PDF) 532 Kilobytes
 

 
 Magazine
 

- Turning Point. Read this insightful interview by Bowdoin College Magazine with Dr Laura Lorenz about her research, her experience as a photojournalist, writer, editor for twenty years, the brain and it's plasticity, increased public awareness, and her vision for the future of research, treatment, and advocacy for individuals with chronic brain injury. Bowdoin Magazine, Class News, Class of 1976 - Turning Point Article. Bowdoin-Vol87-No3-Summer16-P.44





View a PDF of the Bowdoin Magazine article here  - (PDF) 6.3 Megabytes
 

 
Lecture
 
 
- Contesting Health Policy: Rethinking Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Brown Bag Lunch & Discussion with Dr Laura Lorenz THURSDAY, APRIL 14th (12:15pm-1:30pm) ROOM LA 004, SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK BUILDING Salem State University, Salem Ma.

In this interactive and visual presentation, Dr. Lorenz will describe why she cares about brain injury, and the brain injury epidemiology and policy landscape in the United States. She will challenge outdated rehabilitation paradigms and describe the consistent use of outcome measures to evaluate brain injury function and outcomes over time. Dr. Lorenz will show some brain injury survivor photographs and captions, developed for participatory research projects, to develop a shared understanding of the experience of living with brain injury. She will briefly describe Supportive Living Inc, its Brain Injury Wellness Center, and the internship opportunities available there... See more about this informative talk by viewing the flier below, email  h_colbert@salemstate.edu with questions.


Brown Bag Flier - About the visiting Scholar Talk - (PDF) 512 Kilobytes

 

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  O’Neil-Pirozzi, TM, Lorenz, LS, Demore-Taber, M, Samayoa, S. (September 2015). There will be some changes made: A survivor perspective on post-acquired brain injury residential transition. Primary objective: Brain injury survivors experience many transitions post-injury and it is important that they experience these in the most supportive and integrative ways possible. This study provided a group of chronic brain injury survivors the opportunity to share their insights and experience of residential transition and to suggest strategies to help maximize the transition experience and outcomes...  Informa Healthcare: Brain Injury, Taylor & Francis. Brain Injury is the official research journal of the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA).

Primary objective: Brain injury survivors experience many transitions post-injury and it is important that they experience these in the most supportive and integrative ways possible. This study provided a group of chronic brain injury survivors the opportunity to share their insights and experience of residential transition and to suggest strategies to help maximize the transition experience and outcomes. Research design: This study used a qualitative design that consisted of semi-structured interviews.

Methods and procedures: Twenty-one adults with chronic acquired brain injury residing in community-based supported group houses answered a series of scripted questions. Interviews were recorded and participant statements were transcribed and coded according to prospectively developed transition themes.

Main outcomes and results: Participants discussed positive and negative insights and experiences regarding residential transitions. Themes of balance between support and independence, life purpose and transition to more or less structure were frequently addressed. Participants suggested caregiver-targeted strategies to facilitate successful transitions before, during and after a move.

Conclusions: The insights and suggestions shared by this group of chronic acquired brain injury survivors add to already existing knowledge of post-injury residential transitions and strategies professional caregivers may use to maximize the ease and success of the survivor's transitional experience.

For more information about this article please click here: Informa Healthcare  Brain Injury - Article Link & PDF
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DOI: 10.3109/02699052.2015.1075147

 

  
Policy-
Brief
 

Massachusetts Health Policy Forum: Accessing the Continuum of Care for Severe Acquired
Brain Injuries in Massachusetts – issue brief **


- Lorenz, LS, Katz, Gabrielle, (2015, October) The issue brief prepared for this health policy forum evaluates the state of the continuum of care for severe acquired brain injuries in the Commonwealth by describing the stages of the continuum of care, from access to emergency and acute rehabilitation care, to post-acute care and community services and supports. Gaps and disparities in access across the continuum as well as areas of strength will be described. Brain injury costs and how those costs are spent will be examined. Best policy and practice examples from across the country will be described. Findings and recommendations are informed by insights from interviews with brain injury stakeholders, the research literature, and published reports. The forum took place on December 10, 2015, 8:30 to 12:30 at the Omni Parker House in Boston. Laura is first author on this issue brief for the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum, Heller School, Brandeis University.

     

For a more detailed insightful and informative view of this Issue Brief please click here and be transferred to the Current Projects page.
 


 

 Book
 

 Disability and Qualitative Inquiry:   Hardcover 258-Pages  ISBN: 978-1472432896 (Ashgate)  Publication Date: September 28 2015
 Methods for Rethinking an Ableist World   Digital: (eBook/ePub) 9781317150336, (PDF) 9781317150343 9781317150343


Ronald Berger and Laura Lorenz Editors. This groundbreaking text makes an intervention on behalf of disability studies into the broad field of qualitative inquiry. Ronald Berger and Laura Lorenz (Ed), introduce readers to a range of issues involved in doing qualitative research on disabilities by bringing together a collection of scholarly work that supplements their own contributions and covers a variety of qualitative methods: participant observation, interviewing and interview coding, focus groups, autoethnography, life history, narrative analysis, content analysis, and participatory visual methods.

The chapters are framed in terms of the relevant methodological issues involved in the research, bringing in substantive findings to illustrate the fruits of the methods. In doing so, the book covers a range of physical, sensory, and cognitive impairments...
** Click Here for expanded details and information about this book

Contributed chapters on visual and narrative methods:
  Lorenz, LS and Paiewonsky, M. (2015). Chapter 13 “Sharing the results of visual methods research: Participation, Voice, and Empowerment,” Disability and Qualitative Inquiry: Methods for Rethinking an Ableist World (pp 209-220). (Ed. Berger, RJ and Lorenz, LS). London: Ashate. (October)
 

Lorenz, LS (2015). Chapter 12 “Living with brain injury: Participatory visual methods and narrative analysis,” Disability and Qualitative Inquiry: Methods for Rethinking an Ableist World (pp 189-207). (Ed. Berger, RJ and Lorenz, LS). London: Ashgate. (October)
 


 
 Poster
 
ACRM - Charrette, AL, Lorenz, LS, Fong, J, O'Neil-Pirozzi, T, Demore-Taber, M. and Lamson, KS, (2015, October) Impact of Intensive Exercise on Physical Function of Adults with Chronic-Moderate-to-Severe Brain Injury. Poster presentation. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) 92nd Annual Conference Link - Progress in Rehabilitation Research, October 25th-30th 2015, Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas.  Poster.

View copy of Poster - (PDF) 234 Kilobytes
 

 
 
Book Review
 

Lorenz, Laura S.  (March 26, 2015)  Book Review: Picturing disability: beggar, freak, citizen, and other photographic rhetoric by Robert Bogdan, Martin Elks and James A. Knoll. Visual Studies. Available Online Taylor & Francis DOI:10.1080/1472586X.2015.1024514


 

 
 
Book Review
 

Lorenz, Laura S.  (February 19, 2015)  Book Review: (2015). Video Review: Extreme by Design. Visual Studies, Vol 30, Issue 1. Available Online Taylor & Francis DOI:10.1080/1472586X.2015.996417
 PP. 100-101



 


 Present-
 ation
 
Gallagher, D, Hirschhorn, L, Lorenz, L, and Priyatam, P. (2015, May). Crossing the Know-Do Gap: Continuing Education for Health Professionals Providing HIV/AIDS care. Webinar presentation for the AIDS Education and Training Centers, Health Research and Services Administration (HRSA).

New England AIDS Education and Training Center (NEAETC) - Crossing the Know-Do Gap  Video
Presentation - (PDF) 1.234 Megabytes
 


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Lorenz, LS, Sanders, RR, and O’Neil-Pirozzi, T. (2015, March). Talking with Pictures: Using PhotoVoice to make a difference for yourself and others. Oral Presentation.  34th Annual Brain Injury Conference, Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts, March 26, 2015 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  at the Best Western Royal Hotel and Plaza in Marlborough, MA.

           Presentation - (PDF) 15.5 Megabytes

This Supportive Living Inc research project was supported by a grant from the Dana Home Foundation.

    2015 Conference Brochure - (PDF) 2.201 Megabytes
 


Oral Present-
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 Dr Laura will be presenting Contesting Health Policy: Rethinking Brain Injury Rehabilitation to the Global Youth Summit at Brandeis University on (Tuesday Evening, June 23rd 2015). The Future of Medicine - 'Doc Talks' are an annual feature of an exciting, highly competitive summer program for high school students that drew hundreds of applications from across the country. Students will participate in interactive lectures by Brandeis faculty, conduct site visits at hospitals and medical schools, and develop their own answers to medical and health challenges and opportunities for a culminating symposium.

Description of Presentation: The adult brain’s capacity for recovery from injury is now seen as dynamic, with formation of new cells playing a role in recovery of and compensation for lost function. Yet rehabilitation prospects are limited for the more than 5 million individuals in the U.S. living with disabilities from traumatic brain injury, or any injury to the brain from a blow or other outside force. This presentation provides a brief review of brain injury epidemiology, rehabilitation policies, and the different entities contesting them in the United States; and proposes a view of community-based rehabilitation for chronic brain injury that is grounded in clinical research and reflected in photographs and captions created by adults with brain injury during a participatory research project to investigate their lived experience. The presentation concludes with a call to incorporate evidence from “real world” experience into policy development, closing the community integration gap for individuals with brain injury, and supporting brain fitness (emotional, social, cognitive, and physical) for all.


Delegates learn from resident faculty of esteemed professors, scholars who are actively engaged with the scientific concepts and policy developments that are shaping the field of 21st century medicine and health care. Additionally, they have the opportunity to network with the nation's top medical professionals, as well as with their own dynamic peers, throughout the Summit.

For more information about the Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine program please click here

2015 Presentation
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General and Specialist Health Care Utilization in Military Children of Army Service Members who are deployed     Hardcover 336-Pages  ISBN: 978-1461487111

Authors Larson MJ, Mohr BA, Lorenz LS, Grayton C, and Williams TV. (2014). General and Specialist Health Care Utilization in Military Children of Army Service Members who are deployed, chapter 6. In S. M. Wadsworth & D. Riggs (Eds.), Risk and resilience in U.S. military families (Vol. 2), Chapter 6 (pp 87-110). New York, NY: Springer. ISBN: 9781461487111 click here for info.

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Peer-
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Let’s see: Participatory visual methods in practice     Hardcover 182-Pages  ISBN: 978-1936320431

Authors Kolb, B. and Lorenz, LS. (2014). Chapter 6: Let’s see: Participatory visual methods in practice. In Imaginative inquiry: Innovative Approaches to Interdisciplinary Research, C. Fogel, El Quinlan, and A. Quinlan (Eds), pp 79-92. Palo Alto: Academica Press. ISBN: 9781936320431 click here for more information.

 

 
Lecture
 
 
Lorenz, Laura S. (2006, November-Present). Photovoice: Speaking with pictures. Guest lecturer for Visual Literacy Course, University of Massachusetts Boston, MA.  Professor Domenic Screnci, Octber 2014.  Graduate INSDSG-608 Information Design and Visual Literacy.


Oral Present-
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Dr Laura presents  Contesting Health Policy: Rethinking Brain Injury Rehabilitation to the Global Youth Summit at Brandeis University on (Tuesday Evening, June 24th 2014). The Future of Medicine - 'Doc Talks' are an annual feature of an exciting, highly competitive summer program for high school students that drew hundreds of applications from across the country. Students will participate in interactive lectures by Brandeis faculty, conduct site visits at hospitals and medical schools, and develop their own answers to medical and health challenges and opportunities for a culminating symposium.

Delegates learn from resident faculty of esteemed professors, scholars who are actively engaged with the scientific concepts and policy developments that are shaping the field of 21st century medicine and health care. Additionally, they have the opportunity to network with the nation's top medical professionals, as well as with their own dynamic peers, throughout the Summit.

For more information about the Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine program please click here.

2014 Presentation
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Peer-
reviewed
Journal
 

Photovoice in practice: Ensuring safety and encouraging action    Hardcover 448-Pages  ISBN: 978-1412998642

Publications  Author Lorenz, LS. (2014). Photovoice in practice: Ensuring safety and encouraging action. In Qualitative Research for the Social Sciences, M. Lichtman (Ed), Part-II The Qualitative Research Process Chapter 7, pp 173-178. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, Inc. ISBN: 9781412998642 (SAGE) click here or here for more information.
 



Oral Present-
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Lecture
 
 
Charrette, AL, Lorenz, LS, Fong, J, Lamson, KS, O'Neil-Pirozzi, T, and Demore-Taber, M. Effects of an intensive exercise program on fitness and function for people with long term brain injury. Oral presentation. 33rd Annual Brain Injury Conference, Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts, March 27, 2014 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  at the Best Western Royal Hotel and Plaza in Marlborough, MA.

2014 Conference Brochure - (PDF) 424 Kilobytes

 

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White Paper

 

Authors Larson, MJ and Laura LS. (2013, October). Upstream Opportunities for Reducing the Harm of Alcohol and Drug Use. Waltham: Brandeis University, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management with a grant from the Campaign for a New Drug Policy, Open Society Foundations

White Paper Url: OSF-Final-Report--10302013-MJL

 

 
 Poster
 
Hodgkin, D, Merrick, EM, Horgan, CM, Lorenz, LS, Ritter, G, Panals, L, Kasuba, P, Poskanzer, D, Altman Nefussey, R, and Goheen, E. (2013, November). Testing the use of novel patient financial incentives to improve breast cancer screening rate. Poster. American Public Health Association (APHA) 141st Annual Meeting & Expo, November 2nd-6th, Boston, MA

Paper - American Journal of Managed Care: Am J Manag Care. 2015;21(11):771-779


Poster - (PDF) 254 Kilobytes


Oral Present-
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Lecture
 
 

Lorenz, L.S. (2012, December). Guest lecture on photovoice and other alternative visual methods as ways to engage and address issues with persons and groups on the margin. For Professor Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson. The Heller School doctoral program, Brandeis University, December 5, 2013.


 
 Poster
 
Lorenz, LS, O’Neil-Pirozzi, T, and Demore-Taber, M. Transitional life experiences of the long term (chronic) brain injury survivor: A qualitative study to understand survivors’ perspectives. Poster. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM - 90th Annual 2013 Conference), Progress in Rehabilitation Research, Orlando, FL, November 12th-16th, 2013

Poster-78 - (PDF) 139 Kilobytes
ACRM Archives - Abstract 2013 Vol 94 Issue 10 P. e38
 

 
Lecture
 
 
Lorenz, Laura S. (2006, November-Present). Photovoice: Speaking with pictures. Guest lecturer for Visual Literacy Course, University of Massachusetts Boston, MA.  Professor Domenic Screnci, Octber 2013.  Graduate INSDSG-608 Information Design and Visual Literacy.


Oral Present-
ation

 
  Larson, MJ, Lorenz, LS, and Mohr, BA. General and specialist health care utilization in military children of Army service members who are deployed. For the panel “The social construction of veterans with mental health issues,” 63rd Annual Meeting 2013, The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), New York City, August 9-11, 2013.


Oral Present-
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  Lorenz, LS. (2013, August) Changing attitudes towards brain injury through community-based, non-formal education. For the panel “Borders, boundaries and barriers: A critical dialogue on disability.” 63rd Annual Meeting 2013, The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), New York City, August 9-11, 2013.


Oral Present-
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Dr Laura will be presenting Contesting Health Policy: Toward a vision of community-based rehabilitation for brain injury to the NEW Global Youth Summit at Brandeis University Tuesday Evening, June 25th 2013 on the Future of Medicine: (175 participants), part of an exciting, highly competitive summer program for high school students that drew hundreds of applications from across the country. Students will participate in interactive lectures by Brandeis faculty, conduct site visits at hospitals and medical schools, and develop their own answers to medical and health challenges and opportunities for a culminating symposium.

Delegates learn from resident faculty of esteemed professors, scholars who are actively engaged with the scientific concepts and policy developments that are shaping the field of 21st century medicine and health care. Additionally, they have the opportunity to network with the nation's top medical professionals, as well as with their own dynamic peers, throughout the Summit.

For more information about the Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine program please click here.
 
2013 Presentation
- (PDF) 4.63 Megabytes
 


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Book Talk
 
 
Lorenz, Laura S. (2013, June). Brain Injury X-Posed: The Survivor’s View. A book talk sponsored by Global Health, Public Health Program, College of Education and Health Sciences, Touro University California. June 6th, 2013.

Author and social scientist Laura Lorenz shared evocative visual portrayals of life with brain injury for three adults living in eastern Massachusetts, reviewed brain injury epidemiology, symptoms, and policies, and suggest ways in which the stories presented contest current rehabilitation policies and suggest new, community-based policy paradigms and directions.

Presentation
- (PDF) 4.96 Megabytes
 


Oral Present-
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Panel
 
 
Lorenz, LS. Laura presented on her book Brain injury: Narratives of rehabilitation and healing, as part of the panel “Spotlight: Disability and Qualitative Inquiry: Rethinking an Abelist World” chaired by Ronald Berger Prof at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and consulting editor for the Disability in Society book series with Lynne Rienner Publishers, at the Ninth Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI) Conference, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign IL. May 17th, 2013

2013 Congress of Qualitative Inquiry - Conference Brochure (PDF) 3.41 Megabytes

Presentation - (PDF) 3.61 Megabytes
 


Oral Present-
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Lecture
 
 
Lorenz, Laura S. (2013, March). Transitional Life Experiences of the Long-term Brain Injury Survivor: A Qualitative Study to Understand Survivors’ Perspectives Sindi Samayoa, MS, CRC, Senior Director of Quality Management, Advocates, Inc.; Laura Lorenz, PhD, MEd, CBIS, Senior Research Associate & Lecturer, Brandeis University; Therese O’Neil Pirozzi, ScD, Professor at Northeastern University; Michelle Demore-Taber, ScD, CBIS, Director of Brain Injury Services, Advocates, Inc. This workshop will discuss results from a qualitative research study which attempted to give voice to the long-term brain injury survivor who had a transitional experience moving from a more restrictive living setting to a fully integrated, independent living model of housing with an individually-driven model of support services.  Presentation, 32nd Annual Conference, Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts, March 28th from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Best Western Royal Hotel and Plaza in Marlborough, MA.

2013 Conference Brochure - (PDF) 2.5 Megabytes
 


On the Radio
 
 
Laura On the Radio   ...


Valentine's Day Special ! (Feb 14th 2013) Laura was a guest on two radio programs -- at 3 pm and 10 pm EST. The 3 pm show is focused on brain injury, the 10 pm show on Brain Injury Radio is more general. The radio host for both shows is 'FantasticFrank', a brain injury survivor along with his fantastic team -- see his website here: www.iamfantasticfrank.com, and the Brain Injury Radio Network here.

Come listen and to join the conversation by calling in!  Tell friends and colleagues who might be interested also!

For the 3 PM FantasicFrank Radio show: (Brain Injury)

To listen online, go here: www.blogtalkradio.com/fantasticfrank
To listen with a telephone, call: (619) 566-0918

Fantastic Franks Interview with Laura S. Lorenz on Fantastic Frank - Live/Recap
Download this episode 39:53 min - (MP3)  9.13 Megabytes

For the Brain Injury Radio 10 PM show: (General)

To listen online, go here: www.blogtalkradio.com/braininjuryradio
To listen with a telephone, call: (424) 243-9540

Fantastic Franks Interview with Laura S. Lorenz on Brain Injury Radio - Live/Recap
Download this episode 1-Hr 25 min - (MP3)  20.44 Megabytes

Hope you can join the fun! Call in with a question if you feel like it!

 


Oral Present-
ation and
Lecture
 
 


  As part of the ongoing course offerings at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Laura led a four week course at Tufts Brookhaven in Lexington Campus as SGL (Study Group Leader) in Jan 16th, 23rd, 30th, and Feb 6th 2013.



For more information on the 2013 Session Schedule (
e.g. course description, registration, contact information, times, and directions) please click here. (PDF) 6.96 Megabytes
 

 

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Lorenz, L.S. (2012). Using Participatory Visual Methods in Social Science Research. Lunchtime Research Talk for Sustainable International Development MA Advanced Study and Joint Degree Students, The Heller School for Social Policy & Management, Brandeis University, October 15, 2012.

Presentation - (PDF) 7.86 Megabytes


 
Lecture
 
 
Lorenz, Laura S. (2006, November-Present). Photovoice: Speaking with pictures. Guest lecturer for Visual Literacy Course, University of Massachusetts Boston, MA.  Professor Domenic Screnci, Octber 2012.  Graduate INSDSG-608 Information Design and Visual Literacy.


Oral Present-
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Panel


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Article
 


 Understanding Brain Injury: Neuroscience, Rehabilitation Policy, and Lived Experience. On Monday, September 24th  6 pm in the Lurias, Hassenfeld Conference Center, Dr. Lorenz presents on brain injury rehabilitation policy on a panel on the brain and brain injury sponsored by the Brandeis Neuroscience Club. A pdf of her presentation is provided here. Fellow presenters are Professor Arthur Wingfield, Nancy Lurie Marks Professor of Neuroscience and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems, and Peggi Sue Iebba, a former respiratory therapist and researcher now living with mild traumatic brain injury.

Presentation - (PDF) 535 Kilobytes

- Brandeis Hoot Newpaper (Nov 9th 2012) Neuroscience presentation brings miracle story to Brandeis. Article Link Online.

Brandeis Hoot (Nov 9th 2012) Neuroscience presentation brings miracle story to Brandeis Article Reprint  - in (PDF) 488 Kilobytes
 



Oral Present-
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Lecture
 
 
Lorenz, L.S. (2012) Contesting Health Policy: Toward a utopian vision of community-based rehabilitation for brain injury. For the Section on Science, Knowledge and Technology Paper session: ’Neuro’: Interventions, Entanglements, Futures.” American Sociological Association (ASA) 2012 Annual Meeting, August 17-20th Denver Colorado.

Abstract - (PDF) 31.7 Kilobytes
Presentation - (PDF) 2.17 Megabytes


Oral Present-
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Panel
 
 
Lorenz, L.S. (2012) Enacting emotional engagement with healing from brain injury: Taking photographs and writing text. For the panel “Disability, Voice and Power.” The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), 2012 Annual Meeting, August 16-18th Denver Colorado.

Abstract - (PDF) 164 Kilobytes
Presentation - (PDF) 2.41 Megabytes

 
 
Peer-
reviewed
Journal
 
A Way into Empathy: A 'Case' of Photo-Elicitation in Illness Research     Hardcover 448-Pages  ISBN: 978-1446241028

Publications Author Laura Lorenz (2012). A Way into Empathy: A 'Case' of Photo-Elicitation in Illness Research.  In SAGE Visual Methods. Four-Volume Set, Hardcover, J. Hughes (Ed.), (Vol. IV), Chapter 55, (pp 84-100) London: SAGE Publications. July 2012, ISBN: 978-1446241028. Click here to read more information about the SAGE Visual Methods book and A Way into Empathy: A 'Case' of Photo-Elicitation in Illness Research chapter by Laura Lorenz.

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Lorenz, L.S. Participatory visual methods: Speaking with pictures, Brown Bag Talk, National Louis University, Chicago Campus, June 27, 2012.

Presentation - (PDF) 9.49 Megabytes

  Video
 

A video dedicated to Mrs. Ailsa Steinert on her retirement after 46 years of teaching at Pingree School in South Hamilton, MA, Laura talks about Mrs. Steinert's influence and narrative methods in social policy research, and briefly reads from her book "Brain Injury Survivors: Narratives of Rehabilitation and Healing." Click here on or the narrative methods image above. May 2012
 


Oral Present-
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Lorenz, L.S. (2012). Guest Lecture, WGST 4160 – Health and Gender, for Professor Mark Sherry. Talk title: Experience and Practice with Visual Illness Narratives: Examples of Brain Injury Survivors. University of Toledo, Women's and Gender Studies (WGST), March 26th 2012.

Presentation - (PDF) 5.31Megabytes



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Lorenz, L.S. (2012). Recovery stories: Shaping the policy image of addiction treatment. Oral presentation for the panel “Celebrating Elliot Mishler I: Performing Stories – Special Presidential Session.” 82nd Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society (ESS), Millennium Broadway Hotel, New York City, February 24th, 2012.
 


 
 
Book Review
 

Lorenz, Laura S.  (September 14, 2012) Book Review: Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual Culture. Visual Studies, Vol 28, Issue 1, 2013, Available Online Taylor & Francis DOI:10.1080/1472586X.2012.717768. PP. 102-103

 

 
 
Book Review
 

Lorenz, Laura S.  (September 6, 2012) Book Review: A Field Guide to a New Meta-field: Bridging the Humanities-Neurosciences Divide. Visual Studies, Vol 28, Issue 1, 2013, Available Online Taylor & Francis DOI:10.1080/1472586X.2012.717769. PP. 95-96

 

 
 
Book Review
 

Lorenz, Laura S.  (February 6, 2012) Book Review: Circuits of Culture: Media, Politics, and Indigenous Identity in the Andes, Visual Studies, Vol 27, Issue 3, 2012. Available Online Taylor & Francis DOI:10.1080/1472586X.2012.642969. PP 313-314

 


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Lorenz, L.S. (2012). Guest lecturer, HSSP 110A: Integrative Seminar on Health (Capstone Seminar) Spring 2012. Introduction to interviewing. The Heller School for Social Policy & Management, Brandeis University, February 6th 2012.

Presentation - (PDF) 2.39 Megabytes



Paper /
Report
 
 

Lorenz, L.S. Co-author, with with Mary Jo Larson Ph.D., and Mary Brolin PhD. (2012 January). Communications for Policy Advocacy: Lessons Learned from Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap (Final Report of Communications Evaluation). Brandeis University and Open Society Foundations.

 

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Lorenz, L.S. Co-Presenter with Mary Jo Larson Ph.D., and Mary Brolin PhD. Communications for advocacy: Using the concept of a policy image to change attitudes and policies related to addiction treatment. Poster presentation. 35th National Conference, Association for Medical Education in Research and Substance Abuse (AMERSA), Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, Arlington, VA. November 4th 2011.

Note: The 2011 AMERSA Executive Board and Workshop Review Committee, has chosen Dr. Lorenz's workshop, Talking with Pictures: Concepts and Hands-on Experience, for the 2010 Best Workshop Award. The award will be presented during the Award Plenary Session of the 2011 AMERSA national meeting which will be held November 3-5 2011 at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, in Arlington, VA.
 



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Lorenz, L.S. (2011). Using Participatory Visual Methods in Social Science Research. Lunchtime Lecture for Sustainable International Development MA Advanced Study and Joint Degree Students, The Heller School for Social Policy & Management, Brandeis University, October 24th 2011.

Presentation - (PDF) 6.23 Megabytes



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 Lorenz, L.S. (2011). PHOTOVOICE: Speaking with Pictures. Guest Lecturer, Informational Design and Visual Literacy, University of Massachusetts Boston, Instructional Design Program, Professor Domenic Screnci, October 20th 2011.  Graduate INSDSG-608 Information Design and Visual Literacy.

Presentation - (PDF) 6.5 Megabytes



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Lorenz, L.S. (2011). Using visual metaphors to communicate lived experience with an invisible injury. Oral paper. Addiction Health Services Research (AHSR) 2011 conference. Fairfax, VA: George Mason University,
Mason Inn and Conference Center, October 4.

Abstract - (PDF) 31 Kilobytes
Presentation - (PDF) 1.37 Megabytes
 



Paper /
Report
 
 
Lorenz, L.S. Co-author with Mary Jo Larson Ph.D.,  Beth Mohr M.S, Candice Grayton MPH the CDM Group, Inc.. (2011 Sept). Option Year 1 Study: Use of Psychotropic Medications Among Child Family Members (Aged 3-17), FY 2009, of Army Active Duty Service Members (ADSM) by Sponsor Deployment History, FY 2006-2009. Task 8.2: Final Written Report of Findings, Contract Number HHSP23320045009XI, Order Number: HHSP233200800001T. CDM Group, Inc and Brandeis University
 


Panel
Discussion
 
Congratulations!  Dr Laura S. Lorenz recent Special Problems Divisions election winner, elected division officer, Disabilities Co-Chair, 2011-2013 for the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP). 
 


Panel
Discussion
 
 Laura has selected and organized a panel for the International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA) 2011 Conference, “Getting your hands dirty: Visual research methods as experiential learning” University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, July 6th-8th 2011.

Hands-on or experiential learning is widely accepted in adult education, work, and community settings but can be a harder “sell” in academic research and educational environments. Many colleges and universities do not offer visual research methods courses that would provide opportunities for students to review the literature and build experience with and a rationale for using visual methods in academic research. In turn, studies proposing the use of visual methods, particularly participatory methods, can face challenges gaining approval from academic advisors, departments, and human subjects research review boards in institutions without proven visual research track records…’ see the abstract below to read more on what the panel will discuss.

Congratulations! Dr Laura S. Lorenz and the panel presenters (Dr Douglas Harper - Duquesne University Pittsburg, PA.  Alexis Mann Ph.D. ABD - Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.  Dr Kim Rasmussen - Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark.  Stephen Svenson Ph.D. ABD - University of Waterloo, Ontario, CA. and Dr Theresa R. White California State University, Northridge, CA.) on a exceptionally well received session and series of talks.

Abstract - (PDF) 201 Kilobytes
 


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 Lorenz, L. S. (2011 May). Teaching empathy: Photos as narrative tools in clinical care for brain injury patients. Oral Paper. Teaching Narrative and Teaching through Narrative, International Conference, Nordic Network of Narrative Studies, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland, May 26th-28th, 2011

Abstract - (PDF) 37 Kilobytes
Presentation - (PDF) 1.42 Megabytes 
 


 Maga-
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Lorenz, Laura S. (2011, March). Listening to Brain Injury Survivors
The Nationwide outpouring of concern about Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ traumatic brain injury and her recovery is gratifying. Perhaps it will have a lasting impact, helping focus attention on the other five million Americans living with disabilities from brain injury. For all our life-saving modern technology and medicine, we know little about brain injury survivors’ lives. How do they cope? How can they find new meaning and purpose in life, and how can we help them achieve their goals?...
Brandeis Magazine (Spring 2011) pp 32

Magazine Article -  (PDF) 157 Kilobytes


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A Small Miracle By Evan Sweeney.
By all accounts, Tessa Venall should have been dead. After a car accident left her in a coma, read about a student’s remarkable recovery from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) culminated in a return to Brandeis University and ultimately to a life on her own...
Brandeis Magazine (Spring 2011) pp 29-33

Magazine Article -  (PDF) 331 Kilobytes


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Bartlett, S., Lorenz, L., Rankin, T., Elias, E., Mustafa, R. and K. Weider. (2011, March). Looking back, looking forward: Understanding the impact of using an assistive technology device (ATD) - Participatory visual methods.
Exceptional Parent Magazine. TBI-ROC, Part Eight, b: pp 26-28

Magazine Article -  (PDF) 71 Kilobytes

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Bartlett, S., Lorenz, L., Rankin, T., Elias, E., Mustafa, R. and K. Weider. (2011, February). Traumatic brain injury: Looking back, looking forward. Exceptional Parent Magazine.  TBI-ROC, Part Eight, a: pp 30-32.

Magazine Article -  (PDF) 469 Kilobytes

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Op-Ed

 
 


- The Lexington Minuteman Community Newspaper.  by Michael Phillis

 The Road to Recovery - Lexington Facility offers hope to Brain Injury Patients:

 Newspaper Article:
 'Lorenz is a partner in a new project at the Douglas House (Lexington, MA) that will enable researchers to test the effectiveness of various rehabilitation techniques on the recovery of TBI patients.'...
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Peer-
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Journal
 

 Lorenz, Laura S. (2011, Online February 18th). A Way Into Empathy: A 'Case' of Photo-elicitation in Illness Research. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine, 15, 3, May 2011, pp 259-276 DOI 10.1177/1363459310397976, Special Number on ‘Another way of knowing: art, disease, and illness experience.’ Guest Editors, Alan Radley and Susan Bell.

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  Video
 
  Lorenz, Laura S. and Chilingerian, Jon A. (2011).
'Using Visual and Narrative Methods to Achieve Fair Process in Clinical Care'

Available online from JoVE - Journal of Visualized Experiments, Date Published: 2/16/2011, Issue 48 e2342; doi: 10.3791/2342  (As of September 8th 2016 over 20,277 viewings).
 

 
       Video Run Time  (14:32 Min)

This video and paper illustrates an innovative visual approach (photovoice or photo-elicitation) to achieve fair process in clinical care for patients living with chronic health conditions, illuminate gaps in clinical knowledge, forge better therapeutic relationships, and identify patient-centered goals and possibilities for healing.

Lorenz, L. S., Chilingerian, J. A. Using Visual and Narrative Methods to Achieve Fair Process in Clinical Care. J. Vis. Exp. (48), e2342, doi:10.3791/2342 (2011).

ABSTRACT:  The Institute of Medicine has targeted patient-centeredness as an important area of quality improvement. A major dimension of patient-centeredness is respect for patient's values, preferences, and expressed needs. Yet specific approaches to gaining this understanding and translating it to quality care in the clinical setting are lacking. From a patient perspective quality is not a simple concept but is best understood in terms of five dimensions: technical outcomes; decision-making efficiency; amenities and convenience; information and emotional support; and overall patient satisfaction. Failure to consider quality from this five-pronged perspective results in a focus on medical outcomes, without considering the processes central to quality from the patient's perspective and vital to achieving good outcomes. In this paper, we argue for applying the concept of fair process in clinical settings. Fair process involves using a collaborative approach to exploring diagnostic issues and treatments with patients, explaining the rationale for decisions, setting expectations about roles and responsibilities, and implementing a core plan and ongoing evaluation. Fair process opens the door to bringing patient expertise into the clinical setting and the work of developing health care goals and strategies. This paper provides a step by step illustration of an innovative visual approach, called photovoice or photo-elicitation, to achieve fair process in clinical work with acquired brain injury survivors and others living with chronic health conditions. Applying this visual tool and methodology in the clinical setting will enhance patient-provider communication; engage patients as partners in identifying challenges, strengths, goals, and strategies; and support evaluation of progress over time. Asking patients to bring visuals of their lives into the clinical interaction can help to illuminate gaps in clinical knowledge, forge better therapeutic relationships with patients living with chronic conditions such as brain injury, and identify patient-centered goals and possibilities for healing. The process illustrated here can be used by clinicians, (primary care physicians, rehabilitation therapists, neurologists, neuropsychologists, psychologists, and others) working with people living with chronic conditions such as acquired brain injury, mental illness, physical disabilities, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, or post-traumatic stress, and by leaders of support groups for the types of patients described above and their family members or caregivers...

To see this insightful video, view the accompanying presentation, papers, etc, please click here or the thumbnails above.

 Title
 Introduction
 Fair Process in Healthcare
 Photovoice
 Harnessing the Visual Approach
 Conclusion


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 Present-
 ation
 
 Lorenz, Laura S. (2011, January). Writing, emotion, and learning: The influence of researcher identity and experience on analysis and findings. Oral Paper. The Qualitative Report Second Annual Conference, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, January 7th-8th, 2011

Abstract - (PDF) 56 Kilobytes
Presentation - (PDF) 2.3 Megabytes
 

 
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 Lorenz, Laura S. (2011, January). A Brief Introduction to Photovoice: Concepts and Hands-on Experience Seminar, The Qualitative Report Second Annual Conference, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, January 7th-8th, 2011
 

 

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Peer-
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Journal
 

Lorenz, Laura S. (2010, December). Visual metaphors of living with brain injury: Exploring and communicating lived experience with an invisible injury. Visual Studies, 25(3), pp 210-223 DOI: 10.1080/1472586X.2010.523273, Special Issue on Visual Research Methods and Issues of Voice, Guest Editors Wendy Luttrell and Richard Chalfen.

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  Video

 
Webinar
 
Lorenz, Laura S. (2010). Basic Concepts and Principles in the Care of Torture Survivors with Traumatic Head Injury: Family and Patient Support: New Approaches to Fostering Dialogue and Hope (Part 3 of 3) available online here. Mental Health Webinar Series, The Center for Victims of Torture, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services, November 17.


 

 Book
 



Brain Injury Survivors: Narratives of Rehabilitation and Healing
   Hardcover 200-Pages   ISBN: 978-1588267283  (Lynne Rienner)

Author Laura S. Lorenz 2010, Although millions of people are affected each year by brain injuries, what it is like to live with these injuries is often misunderstood. Dr Laura Lorenz delves into the experience of acquired brain injury (ABI) to reveal how survivors  make sense of their changed circumstances - and how social policies and medical expectations can enhance, or detract from, their quality of life.

Brain Injury Survivors traces individual journeys from diagnosis through rehabilitation, and evokes the reality of living with brain injury. The book also tackles the systemic problems undercutting the quality of current medical and social support, and encourages a fresh approach to the patient-provider relationship for people with disabilities... ** Click here for expanded details and information about this book
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 Present-
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Lorenz, Laura S. (2010, November). Talking with Pictures: Concepts and Hands-on Experience: A Workshop. Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA), 2010 AMERSA National Conference, Washington, DC. November 4-6.

2010 Best Workshop Award - click here for more information.

Abstract - (PDF) 45 Kilobytes
 

 
Lecture
 
 
Lorenz, Laura S. (2006, November-Present). Photovoice: Speaking with pictures. Guest lecturer for Visual Literacy Course, University of Massachusetts Boston, MA.  Professor Domenic Screnci, November 18, 2010.  Graduate INSDSG-608 Information Design and Visual Literacy.


 Present-
 ation
 
Lorenz, Laura S., Larson, M.J., and Brolin, M. (2010, October). Using Holistic and Integrated Communications Strategies to Expand Addiction Treatment: Implications and Lessons Learned, Oral Paper, Addiction Health Services Research (AHSR) Conference 2010, Lexington, Kentucky, October 25-27, 2010.

Abstract - (PDF) 52 Kilobytes
Presentation - (PDF) 436 Kilobytes
 


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  Video


 
Webinar
 
 


Lorenz, Laura S. (2010, July). Talking with Pictures: Fostering Dialogue and Hope in Health and Community, Webinar/Seminar, Omaha, Nebraska (July 7th 2010).  Sponsored by the College of Public Health, and presented at the UNMC University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE.  Contact & Moderator Phyllis Nsiah-Kumi, M.D. Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine Division of General Medicine-Academic.

Description: In a two-hour webinar/seminar open to the public, Senior Research Associate Dr Laura S. Lorenz of the Institute for Behavioral Health at The Heller School for Social Policy, Brandeis University explores the foundations of photovoice and share photos from three photovoice projects she has led in the US and South Africa since 2001--with teenaged girls, youth living with HIV/AIDS, and adult brain injury survivors. This presentation will result in a solid understanding of this popular approach to participatory health and community research and its potential applications, and a list of resources for further learning.


Clinical and Translational Seminar - Talking with Pictures: Fostering Dialogue and Hope in Health and Community  2-Hrs  Video (Presentation starts approx 4:15 min into webinar).

For I.E - Simply Click on the link above.

For Firefox - Click on the link above - Open Course View - Select Clinical and Translational Seminar
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Peer-
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Journal
 


Journal - Lorenz, Laura S.
(2010). Discovering a new identity after brain injury, Sociology of Health and Illness, 32(6), pp 862-879, available as of June 21st 2010 online, and in print in September, DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9566.2010.01244.x.  (updated link)

A case study of a former executive chef 14 years after treatment for a slow-growing childhood tumor. Acquired brain injury (ABI) is one example of the chronic conditions that people of varying socioeconomic status must bear. Concerns with identity and self are endemic to surviving brain injury. For this study, a brain tumour survivor injured 17 years earlier, took photographs of her life with brain injury and discussed them with other brain injury survivors and the author. Narrative analysis methods were used to analyse her photographs and interview, and generate a visual illness narrative with four photographs and their accompanying interview text. Her visual illness narrative reveals discovery of a post-brain injury identity whose multiplicity of self-definitions includes chef, brain injury survivor, gardener, and self-advocate. Study findings reveal that identity issues of importance to brain injury survivors can include (1) learning the new, post-brain injury self, and (2) building a new identity whose multiple, partial identities include (a) the new brain injured self, (b) an old self (with its residual strengths), and (c) a self who does meaningful activities (e.g. parenting, partnering, art, gardening, volunteering, helping others, or paid work). Study results... To see more information please click (here).

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Peer-
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Laura S Lorenz Co-author with Miwako Hosoda PhD, and Peggi Robart. (2010). Photovoice: Exhibition of disability experiences using photos and narratives. Japanese Journal of Clinical Occupational Therapy (Rinsyo Sagyo Ryoho). (7)3, pp 254-257.

Journal Abstract  (English Japanese)
 


 Present-
 ation
 
Lorenz, Laura S. (2010, June). Using visual metaphors to communicate lived experience with an invisible injury. Oral Paper. 8th Interdisciplinary Conference: Communication, Medicine and Ethics Society (COMET), Boston University, School of Public Health and College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston, MA, June 28-30, 2010 


Abstract
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Presentation - PowerPoint - (PDF) 3.63 Megabytes
 


Op-Ed
 


- Topics/Sports/Story & Brandeis Now  May 27th 2010

Heller's Laura Lorenz advocates for people with brain injuries:

 

'The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have drawn more attention to the plight of brain-injury survivors, as has the NFL's recent acknowledgment that some of its players are suffering neurological consequences from repeated concussions. But our health... ' 
 



Op-Ed
 


- Improving the Lives Altered by Brain Injury: Lorenz, Laura S. Op-Ed  May 27th 2010

'The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have drawn more attention to the plight of brain-injury survivors, as has the NFL's recent acknowledgment that some of its players are suffering neurological consequences from repeated concussions. But our health policies and treatment practices have yet to catch up to the staggering toll of this complex and insidious condition...' Read the rest of the article here Philadelphia Inquirer (updated link).
 


 
 Poster
 
 
Lorenz, Laura S. (2010, March). Using photovoice to elicit lived experience with brain injury and raise awareness among survivors, providers, and the public. Poster Presentation. Eighth World Congress on Brain Injury, International Brain Injury Association (IBIA), Washington, DC, March 10-14, 2010.
 

 

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+ Lorenz, Laura S. (2009, October). Brain Injury X-Posed: The Survivor’s View. Poster Presentation, 2009 ACRM-ASNR Joint Educational Conference, Building the Evidence Base for Rehabilitation Interventions: From Research to Clinical Care, October 7 - 11, 2009, Denver, Colorado.

Abstract - (PDF) 54 Kilobytes
Poster-77 - (PDF) x-Kilobytes
Presentation - PowerPoint - (PDF) 709 Kilobytes

 
 
Book Review
 

Lorenz, Laura S. (2010, November). Book Review: Picturing Pity: Pitfalls and pleasures in cross-cultural communication. Image and word in a North Cameroon mission, Visual Studies, 24(1), pp. 86-87(2). Available Online Taylor & Francis DOI: 10.1080/14725860902733049

 

 
Lecture
 
 
Lorenz, Laura S. (2006, November-Present). Photovoice: Speaking with pictures. Guest lecturer for Visual Literacy Course, University of Massachusetts Boston, MA.  Professor Domenic Screnci, November 18, 2009.  Graduate INSDSG-608 Information Design and Visual Literacy.

 
 
Peer-
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Journal - Lorenz, Laura S. Co-author with Kolb, B. (2009). Involving the public through participatory visual research methods. Health Expectations, 12(3), pp. 262-274, and PubMed DOI: 10.1111/j.1369-7625.2009.00560.x. updated/added urls 4-2014

Objectives: To show how providing cameras to patients and community residents can be effective at involving the public in generating understanding of consumer, community, and health system problems and strengths. Background: Health-care institutions and systems may seek to include consumer perspectives on health and health care yet be challenged to involve the most vulnerable sectors, be they persons with disabilities or persons with low socio-economic status living in societies where a top-down approach to policy is the norm... See more about this article by clicking (here).
 
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 Abstract
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 Poster
 


Lorenz, Laura S. (2009, August). Generating Patient Accounts of Quality Using Photography and Voice, Visual Presentation, 2009 Academy of Management Meeting, August 7-11, Chicago, Illinois (with Jon Chilingerian).

Abstract - (PDF) 41 Kilobytes
Poster - (PDF) 163 Kilobytes
 


 
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Lorenz, Laura S. (2009, July). A Way into Empathy: Using Visual and narrative Methods to See Life from a Patient’s Perspective. Oral Presentation, 6th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP), July 8-11, 2009, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Abstract - (PDF) 46 Kilobytes


 
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  Lecture
 


Lorenz, Laura S. (2009, July). Experience and practice with visual illness narratives: Examples from brain injury survivors. Invited Lecture (pdf), Visual Studies in Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna, Austria, July 7, 2009. Contact & Moderator Dr. Bettina Kolb ( of the Univ Vienna, and Oikiodrom.org ).

Abstract - (PDF) 46 Kilobytes


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Panelist
 
 


Lorenz, Laura S. (2009, June). Panelist, Health Care Reform and Patient-Centered Care: Using Qualitative and Mixed Methods to Understand and Engage Patients and the Public, Oral Presentation, 26th Annual Research Meeting, AcademyHealth, Chicago, Illinois, June 28-30, 2009.

Presentation - PowerPoint - (PDF) 709


 
 Abstract
    

 Poster
 


Lorenz, Laura S. (2009, June). Generating Patient Accounts of Quality using Photography & Voice, Poster Presentation, Organization Category. 26th Annual Research Meeting, AcademyHealth, Chicago, Illinois, June 28-30, 2009 (with Jon Chilingerian).

Abstract - (PDF) 41 Kilobytes
Poster - (PDF) 163 Kilobytes
 


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Panelist
 
 



  Lorenz, Laura S. (2009, April). Panelist, Human Subjects and Ethics, Participatory Action Research Symposium, Brandeis University, April 2-3, 2009.


 
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 Present-
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Lorenz, Laura S. (2009, April). Reaching multiple audiences: Process and product in participatory visual methods with brain injury survivors. Midwest Sociology Society, April 2009.


 
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 Present-
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Lorenz, Laura S. (2009, February). Brain Injury X-Posed: Seeing Life with Brain Injury through Survivor’s Eyes at WETA's Brainline, Arlington, VA, February 4, 2009. Laura will share her experiences using participatory visual research methods with brain injury survivors in Massachusetts.

Presentation - PowerPoint - (PDF) 1.2 Megabytes

 

 

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OralPres
 


Lorenz, Laura S. (2008, December). Oral Presentation PhotoVoice Speaking with Pictures: Sociology 315: Seeing Social Life - Professor Susan Bell PhD, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, December 4, 2008.

Dr Lorenz shares her process of personal and professional growth and decision-making through four participatory visual research projects in seven years. She will share a few photos from PhotoVoice projects in Lowell, MA; Mdantsane Township in South Africa; and TBI Survivors Group Framingham, MA. In conclusion, she will suggest some learning takeaways and policy and practice implications related to doing participatory visual research with youth, community residents, and persons living with chronic conditions.

 


 
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Lorenz, Laura S. & Sanders, Richard R. (2008, December). Oral Presentation A Way into Empathy: Seeing Life from a Brain Injury Patient's Perspective, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Network, Boston, MA, December 3, 2008.

Abstract - (PDF) 56 Kilobytes
Presentation - PowerPoint - (PDF) 756 Kilobytes
 



Seminar

 


Lorenz, Laura S. (2008, November). Living with brain injury: Through the eyes of a survivor. Advanced Seminar in “Emergent Seeing and Knowing: Mapping Practices of Participatory Visual Methods,” Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, November 13-15, 2008.  updated link
 



Lecture


Filmed
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Lorenz, Laura S. (2008, November). Brain Injury X-posed: TBI and our Vets, The Newton Free Library and the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts present an evening public lecture. Peggi Sue Robart, Dr Laura S. Lorenz, Stephen Kinney, Sandra Topalian, and ABC Good Morning America Contributor Lee Woodruff (Wife of ABC News Correspondent Bob Woodruff) present a program on Traumatic Brain Injury: Brain Injury X-posed: TBI and our Vets, at the Newton Free Library, Newton, MA, November 3, 2008 at 6:30pm. Visit the PhotoVoice Brain Injury X-Posed - The Survivors View Exhibit on view in the first floor display cases of the library for the month of November for insight of Brain Injury through the eyes of survivors.
 


 
Lecture
 
 
Lorenz, Laura S. (2006, November-Present). Photovoice: Speaking with pictures. Guest lecturer for Visual Literacy Course, University of Massachusetts Boston, MA.  Professor Domenic Screnci, November 18, 2008.  Graduate INSDSG-608 Information Design and Visual Literacy.

 
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 Poster
 

+ Lorenz, Laura S. (2008, October). Living with brain injury: The survivor’s view. The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and The American Society of Neuroradiology, ACRM-ASNR Joint Educational Conference, Toronto, Ontario Canada, October 15-19, 2008

  
Abstract

 
Paper


 Present-
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Lorenz, Laura S. (2008, September). Discovering a new identity after brain injury: A visual illness narrative. Oral paper. European Health Psychology Society, Bath, England, September 9-12, 2008

Abstract
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Paper - (PDF) 1.2 Megabytes
Presentation - PowerPoint - (PDF) 1.8 Megabytes


 
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 Poster
 


Lorenz, Laura S. (2008, September). Re-establishing a sense of coherence: A typology of brain injury survivor stories. Poster, European Health Psychology Society, Bath, England, September 9-12, 2008

Abstract
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Poster - (PDF) 259 Kilobytes
 


 
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Lorenz, Laura S. (2008, July-August). Understanding lived experience with brain injury through a survivor’s visual illness narrative. Roundtable.
Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), Boston, MA July 31-August 2

 
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Lorenz, Laura S. (2008, May). Subjectivities of Narrative and Interaction: Learning from Writing about Acquired Brain Injury. Presented at the Fourth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI). Urbana-Champaign, IL: University of Illinois, May 14-17.

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Lorenz, Laura S. (2008, May). Living with brain injury: The survivor’s view.  Presented at the Fourth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI). Urbana-Champaign, IL: University of Illinois, May 14-17.

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  Lorenz, Laura S. (2008, April). Using Fair Process to Cross the Quality and Health Care Chasm: Eliciting the Perspective of Brain Injury Survivors. Brandeis Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference Metamorphoses: An Interdisciplinary Investigation of Social Change and Transformation, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, April 5.

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Lorenz, Laura S. (2007, November). Crossing the quality and health care chasm for rehabilitation from brain injury: Applying fair process to policy development, Poster presentation, 135th Annual Meeting and Exposition, American Public Health Association (APHA), Washington, DC, November 3-7, 2007.

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Lorenz, Laura S. (2007, November). X-Posing lived experience with brain injury: A photovoice project with long-term survivors, Poster presentation, 135th Annual Meeting and Exposition, American Public Health Association (APHA), Washington, DC, November 3-7, 2007.

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Lorenz, Laura S. (2006, November-Present). Photovoice: Speaking with pictures. Guest lecturer for Visual Literacy Course, University of Massachusetts Boston, MA.  Professor Domenic Screnci, November 18, 2007.  Graduate INSDSG-608 Information Design and Visual Literacy.

 
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Lorenz, Laura S. (2007, August). Using fair process to cross the quality and health care chasm: Eliciting the perspective of brain injury survivors. Paper presentation, The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), 57th Annual Meeting, New York, NY, August 10-12, 2007.

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 Lorenz, Laura S. (2007, July). Using narrative analysis methods to gain insight into living with brain injury. Oral paper. Fifth Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP), Beverly, MA, July 18-21.

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 Lorenz. L. S., Webster, B., and Foley, L. (2007, July). Making visible the invisible: Using photovoice to elicit the perspective of brain injury survivors. Poster. Fifth Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP), Beverly, MA, July 18-21.

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Lorenz, L.S. (2007, June). Using fair process to cross the quality and healthcare chasm: Eliciting the perspective of traumatic brain injury survivors. 13th Annual NRSA Trainees Research Conference, US Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Orlando, FL.

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Lorenz, L.S. (2007, June) Living with traumatic brain injury: A narrative analysis of a survivor’s photographs and interview. Poster Presentation, Annual Research Meeting 2007, AcademyHealth, Orlando, FL.
 

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Lorenz, Laura S. (2007, May). Making visible the invisible: Using photography and narrative to understand living with brain injury. Oral presentation to, Rehabilitation Hospital of The Pacific, Honolulu, HI, May 18, 2007.

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Lorenz, Laura S. (2007, April). Making Visible the Invisible: Using Participatory Action Research to Understand Living with Brain Injury. Presentation to the 13th Annual Midwest Qualitative Research Conference (MQRC), University of St. Thomas, School of Education, Minneapolis, MN, April 20-21, 2007.

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Lorenz, Laura S. (2007, March). Making visible the invisible: Using Photovoice to understand living with brain injury. Poster Presentation, 26th Annual Conference, Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts, Marlborough, MA, March 22

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Lorenz, Laura S. (2007, March). Living with traumatic brain injury: Narrative analysis of a survivor’s photographs and interview. Poster Presentation, 26th Annual Conference, Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts, Marlborough, MA, March 22.

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Lorenz, Laura S. (2007, February). Living with Traumatic Brain Injury: A Narrative Analysis of a Survivor’s Photographs and Interview. Poster presented to the State-of-the-Science Symposium on Post-Acute Rehabilitation: Setting a Research Agenda and Developing an Evidence Base for Practice and Public Policy, Arlington, VA, February 12-13, Foundation for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R).

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Lorenz, Laura S. (2006, November-Present). Photovoice: Speaking with pictures. Guest lecturer for Visual Literacy Course, University of Massachusetts Boston, MA.  Professor Domenic Screnci, November 18, 2006 to Present.  Graduate INSDSG-608 Information Design and Visual Literacy.

 
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Lorenz, Laura S. (2006, November). Living with Traumatic Brain Injury: A Narrative Analysis of a Survivor’s Photographs and Interview. Poster Presented to the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

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Lorenz, Laura S. (2006, September). Using Narrative Analysis of a Patient’s Photographs and Interview Text to Understand Living with Traumatic Brain Injury from the Patient’s Perspective. Paper presented to the European Sociological Association, Qualitative Methods Research Network, 3rd Mid-Term Conference, Advances in Qualitative Research Practice, Cardiff University, Wales, UK.

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Lorenz, Laura S. (2002, November) Giving Youth a Voice In Health: Photovoice in a South African township. Panel Presentation, American Public Health (APHA), 130th Annual Meeting and Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, Nov 2002

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The Soul Beat Africa Network - EQUITY Photovoice Project

 


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