Brenda Eagan-Johnson

Brenda Eagan-Johnson

Biography

Brenda Eagan-Johnson, EdD, CBIS has over two decades of experience in the field of pediatric brain injury. Dr. Eagan-Johnson is the state Program Coordinator for Pennsylvania’s BrainSTEPS: Child and Adolescent Brain Injury School Consulting Program, which is a nationally recognized model. She received her master’s degree in the educational aspects of pediatric traumatic brain injury from George Washington University, where she now serves as an adjunct instructor in the graduate school. Dr. Eagan-Johnson holds a Doctor of Education degree in educational neuroscience, Mind, Brain, and Teaching from Johns Hopkins University. She is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist, holds three PA teaching certifications, and serves on two national advisory boards. Dr. Eagan-Johnson is published in pediatric brain injury, regularly presents at the state, national and international levels, and has received multiple state and national awards for her work. Dr. Eagan-Johnson served as an expert external reviewer for the CDC Report to Congress on the Management of TBI in Children. Dr. Eagan-Johnson was the co-lead of the 1st National Concussion Return to Learn Consensus for the National Collaborative on Children’s Brain Injury (NCCBI), which is endorsed by 12 national organizations. Spearheading development and creation of Pennsylvania’s Return to Learn Concussion Management Team Model, endorsed by the state’s Department of Education in 2013, Dr. Eagan-Johnson has trained over 2,500+ school-based teams. Her brother sustained a severe TBI when they were teenagers, which is where her passion in the field began.