Making a Better World, from Neuroscience to Sandwiches

Social goals drive alums on Forbes 30-Under-30 list Christine Baugh (SPH’12) was recognized by Forbes for her work on chronic traumatic encephalopathy and its link to concussions in sports. Photo by Cydney Scott Christine Baugh joined the School of Medicine Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center as a research coordinator in 2010, when it was just a handful of people crowded into one small office. The Harvard grad quickly became a key member of the team that was studying the progressive degenerative disease of the brain, as its link to concussions in sports made headlines. Her numerous tasks included calling families whose loved ones had passed away to ask them if they wanted to donate their brain, and conducting neuropsychological tests on former NFL players, says Baugh (SPH’12).  Now her work has landed her…


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