Sarah Shadi, a Ph.D. student and #PWBI, is conducting a study on feelings of social isolation in people with brain injuries and asked BIANYS to share her message:

Hello my name is Sarah Shadi and I am a Ph.D. student in the APA-accredited clinical psychology program from Alliant International University’s, San Francisco campus. I am currently conducting research in an attempt to understand feelings of social isolation in people with brain injuries. As a brain injury survivor myself, and a member of the Brain Injury Association, I am interested in your feelings and experiences as a brain injury survivor.

-You must be between the ages of 18-75.
-You must have a diagnosed brain injury that occurred two or more years ago.
-You must be able to read and write English.
-You must NOT have a current psychiatric diagnosis (e.g., depression, anxiety, or personality disorder).

If you meet eligibility criteria you will be asked to complete a brief survey that may take 30 minutes to an hour. In order to learn more about this study, or to participate in it, please click the link. The survey will remain open until the maximum of 250 responses are received.

If you have any questions about the current study, or if you would like to receive updates about the results of the study, please feel free to email me at

This research project has been approved by the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Participants in Research at Alliant University. For questions, the Institutional Review Board can be contacted at or at 858-635-4741.”