David Brody

M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Chief Science Officer/Chief Innovation Officer, Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Traumatic Brain Injury
Neurodegenerative Diseases
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B.A. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University in 1992
M.D., Ph.D. in Neurology from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2000


Dr. David L. Brody joined the USUHS faculty in August of 2017 as Director of CNRM and in April 2022 moved into the position of Chief Scientific Officer/Chief Innovation Officer. His primary appointment is as Professor of Neurology in the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine.

Dr. Brody is a board-certified neurologist with both a research and a clinical specialization in TBI and neurodegenerative diseases. Prior to his directorial and faculty position, Dr. Brody was the Norman J. Stupp Professor of Neurology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Brody was also the Washington University site director for the National Football League Neurological player care program.

Dr. Brody earned a B.A. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University in 1992 and his M.D. and Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2000. He completed his internship and neurology residency at Washington University.

Dr. Brody’s achievements have been recognized with several awards, including a Career Development Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a Burroughs Wellcome Career Award in the Biomedical Sciences, two large Department of Defense awards and a National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 award. His clinical monograph entitled Concussion Care Manual: A Practical Guide was published by Oxford University Press in 2014. Dr. Brody is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurotrauma and Acta Neuropathologica and a permanent member of the NIH Acute Neural Injury and Epilepsy study section.

Dr. Brody’s research focuses on accelerating implications for better diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of traumatic brain injury in civilian and military populations.