Kathryn Hyzak

Provost’s Fellow-to-Assistant Professor Research Faculty
Faculty Affiliate, Chronic Brain Injury
Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Advancement of Team Science, Analytics, and Systems Thinking in Health Services and Implementation Science Research (CATALYST)

College of Medicine
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital
480 Medical Center Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

Research Interests

Dr. Hyzak is a trained Implementation Scientist focused on closing the research-to-practice pipeline gap for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Using mixed methodologies, her research applies implementation science to accelerate the adoption, reach, implementation, scalability, and sustained use evidence-based interventions in real world practice settings. Dr. Hyzak enjoys team-science approaches to answering system-level questions to improve the quality and effectiveness of care for individuals living with TBI.

Current Research

Dr. Hyzak is developing and investigating multilevel dissemination and implementation strategies targeted to the clinician, leadership, and organizational levels to advance the use of brain injury/neurologic-informed care in community-based mental health, substance use treatment, and social service settings.

Selected Publications

Hyzak, KA, Bunger, AC, Bogner, J, Davis, AK, & Corrigan, JD. (2023). Implementing traumatic brain injury screening in behavioral health treatment settings: Results of an explanatory sequential mixed-methods investigation. Implementation Science, 18(1), 35. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-023-01289-w

Bogner, J, Corrigan, JD, Peng, J, Kane, C, & Coxe [Hyzak], KA. (2021). Comparative effectiveness of a brief intervention for alcohol misuse following traumatic brain injury: A randomized controlled trial. Rehabilitation Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1037/rep0000405

Coxe [Hyzak], KA, Sullivan, L, Newton, A, & Yang, J. (2020). Barriers to the implementation of state concussion laws within high schools. Journal of Adolescent Health, 66(2), 233–239. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2019.08.016

Coxe [Hyzak], KA, Hamilton, K, Harvey, HH, Xiang, J, Ramirez, MR, & Yang, J. (2018). Consistency and variation in school-level youth sports traumatic brain injury policy content. Journal of Adolescent Health, 62(3), 255–264. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.07.003

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PhD, The Ohio State University
MSW, The Ohio State University

Society and Membership

Member, International Brain Injury Association
Member, North American Brain Injury Society
Member, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
Member, Society for Implementation Research Collaboration
Executive Committee, International Association of Social Workers in Acquired Brain Injury