2024 International Traumatic Brain Injury Conference

Speakers Bio

Katherine Snedaker

Katherine Snedaker

Katherine Price Snedaker, LCSW, is the CEO and Founder of PINK Concussions, an NGO, focused on female brain injury from sport, domestic violence/assault, accidents or military service.

Katherine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, international speaker, brain injury professional, published researcher and has brain injury in her family.

Katherine founded PINK Concussions in 2012, to improve the care and recovery of women and girls by educating the public, patients and medical professionals on sex and gender differences in brain injury. Including domestic violence in the title of the NGO along with sports and military service was unheard of at the time as awareness of TBI in DV was not well known. But Katherine strongly believed that beyond sports, there was a far greater number of repetitive brain injuries still hidden and endured by women suffering violence, inflicted by partners in every social economic group of society.

Katherine has always advocated for information on women who suffer brain injuries from violence in their homes or communities to be included in all community brain injury education, medical trainings, and any research plans.

In January 2019, Katherine launched the PINK Concussions Partner-Inflicted Brain Injury Task Force to bring together brain injury experts with domestic violence/intimate partner violence professionals. This international task force lead by six experts in the field seeks to improve the lives of those impacted by violence by creating an open space for learning, inspiration, and collaboration among those working in brain injury and gender-based violence.

Snedaker has presented on sex differences in brain injury for organizations such as the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Boston Children’s Hospital, Ohio State University, and the International Brain Injury Association.¬†With over a decade of experience on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, Katherine creates social media content on brain injury in women as well as promotes new research and articles on the topic. With her combined accounts of over 40,000 followers, Katherine has been able to create international awareness of brain injury in women.

Her work with PINK Concussions has been covered by media across the globe and has been featured in the New York Times, WebMD, Scientific American, Marie Claire, US News and World Report, The Washington Post, HEALTH, STAT, AP the Big Story, and Neurology Advisor. She has been interviewed on Good Morning America, the BBC, NBC News, Fox News, ESPN’s Outside the lines, and Aljazeera.