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Breton Asken, PhD

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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NCB.A.05/2013Exercise & Sport Science - Athletic Training
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NCB.A.05/2013Psychology
    University of Florida, Gainesville, FLM.S.05/2015Clinical Psychology
    University of Florida, Gainesville, FLPhD08/2019Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology)
    Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RIInternship07/2019Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology)

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    Breton Asken, PhD, ATC, is a neuropsychology fellow at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in the Department of Neurology. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013 with bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Exercise & Sport Science – Athletic Training. He then completed his PhD in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology) at the University of Florida in 2019, which included a clinical internship at the Brown University Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program.

    Breton’s research interests include studying associations between repetitive head impact exposure and risk for Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, like chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Ongoing projects focus on integrating advanced biomarkers of brain injury and neurodegenerative disease with novel approaches to clinical neuropsychological evaluations. Long-term research goals involve improving detection and differentiation of neurodegenerative diseases through fluid biomarker panels and refining classification approaches to associated clinical syndromes.

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    1. King-Devick Test Time Varies by Testing Modality. Clin J Sport Med. 2020 Sep; 30(5):e139-e142. Clugston JR, Chrisman SPD, Houck ZM, Asken BM, Boone JK, Buckley TA, Hoffman NL, Schmidt JD, Kontos AP, Jaffee MS, Harmon KG, Broglio SP, McCrea MA, McAllister TW, Ortega JD. PMID: 30358616.
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    2. A Normative Reference vs. Baseline Testing Compromise for ImPACT: The CARE Consortium Multiple Variable Prediction (CARE-MVP) Norms. Sports Med. 2020 Aug; 50(8):1533-1547. Asken BM, Houck ZM, Schmidt JD, Bauer RM, Broglio SP, McCrea MA, McAllister TW, Clugston JR. PMID: 32034702.
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    3. Correction to: A Normative Reference vs. Baseline Testing Compromise for ImPACT: The CARE Consortium Multiple Variable Prediction (CARE-MVP) Norms. Sports Med. 2020 Aug; 50(8):1549. Asken BM, Houck ZM, Schmidt JD, Bauer RM, Broglio SP, McCrea MA, McAllister TW, Clugston JR. PMID: 32125667.
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    4. Acute Effects of Sport-Related Concussion on Serum Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein, Ubiquitin C-Terminal Hydrolase L1, Total Tau, and Neurofilament Light Measured by a Multiplex Assay. J Neurotrauma. 2020 Jul 01; 37(13):1537-1545. Asken BM, Yang Z, Xu H, Weber AG, Hayes RL, Bauer RM, DeKosky ST, Jaffee MS, Wang KKW, Clugston JR. PMID: 32024456.
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    5. Discrepancy-Based Evidence for Loss of Thinking Abilities (DELTA): Development and Validation of a Novel Approach to Identifying Cognitive Changes. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2020 May; 26(5):464-479. Asken BM, Thomas KR, Lee A, Davis JD, Malloy PF, Salloway SP, Correia S. PMID: 31822312.
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    6. Word-reading ability as a "hold test" in cognitively normal young adults with history of concussion and repetitive head impact exposure: A CARE Consortium Study. Clin Neuropsychol. 2020 Jul; 34(5):919-936. Asken BM, Houck ZM, Clugston JR, Larrabee GJ, Broglio SP, McCrea MA, McAllister TW, Bauer RM. PMID: 31698991.
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    7. Relationship Between the King-Devick Test and Commonly Used Concussion Tests at Baseline. J Athl Train. 2019 Dec; 54(12):1247-1253. Clugston JR, Houck ZM, Asken BM, Boone JK, Kontos AP, Buckley TA, Schmidt JD, Chrisman SPD, Hoffman NL, Harmon KG, Kaminski TW, Collins MW, McAllister TW, McCrea MA, Broglio SP, Ortega JD. PMID: 31584854.
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    8. Academic aptitude mediates the relationship between socioeconomic status and race in predicting ImPACT scores in college athletes. Clin Neuropsychol. 2020 Apr; 34(3):561-579. Houck ZM, Asken BM, Bauer RM, Caccese JB, Buckley TA, McCrea MA, McAllister TW, Broglio SP, Clugston JR. PMID: 31549576.
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    9. Author response: Concussion Biomarkers Assessed in Collegiate Student-Athletes (BASICS) I: Normative study. Neurology. 2019 09 17; 93(12):565. Asken BM. PMID: 31527106.
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    10. Multivariate Base Rates of Low Scores and Reliable Decline on ImPACT in Healthy Collegiate Athletes Using CARE Consortium Norms. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2019 10; 25(9):961-971. Houck ZM, Asken BM, Bauer RM, Kontos AP, McCrea MA, McAllister TW, Broglio SP, Clugston JR. PMID: 31272517.
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    11. Predicting long-term cognitive and neuropathological consequences of moderate to severe traumatic brain injury: Review and theoretical framework. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2019 10; 41(8):775-785. Svingos AM, Asken BM, Jaffee MS, Bauer RM, Heaton SC. PMID: 31156042.
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    12. Concussion Biomarkers: Deviating From the Garden Path. JAMA Neurol. 2019 May 01; 76(5):515-516. Asken BM. PMID: 30830175.
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    13. Concussion. In Oxford Handbook of Adult Cognitive Disorders (M. Alosco and R. Stern - Eds.). 2019. Asken BM & McCrea MA.. View Publication.
    14. Exploratory study of sport-related concussion effects on peripheral micro-RNA expression. Brain Inj. 2019; 33(4):1-7. Svingos AM, Asken BM, Bauer RM, DeKosky ST, Hromas GA, Jaffee MS, Hayes RL, Clugston JR. PMID: 30704304.
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    15. Predictors of post-concussion symptom severity in a university-based concussion clinic. Brain Inj. 2019; 33(4):480-489. Houck Z, Asken B, Bauer R, Clugston J. PMID: 30626213.
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    16. Concussion BASICS III: Serum biomarker changes following sport-related concussion. Neurology. 2018 12 04; 91(23):e2133-e2143. Asken BM, Bauer RM, DeKosky ST, Svingos AM, Hromas G, Boone JK, DuBose DN, Hayes RL, Clugston JR. PMID: 30404786.
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    17. Concussion Biomarkers Assessed in Collegiate Student-Athletes (BASICS) I: Normative study. Neurology. 2018 12 04; 91(23):e2109-e2122. Asken BM, Bauer RM, DeKosky ST, Houck ZM, Moreno CC, Jaffee MS, Weber AG, Clugston JR. PMID: 30404785.
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    18. Concussion BASICS II: Baseline serum biomarkers, head impact exposure, and clinical measures. Neurology. 2018 12 04; 91(23):e2123-e2132. Asken BM, Bauer RM, DeKosky ST, Houck ZM, Moreno CC, Jaffee MS, Dubose DN, Boone JK, Weber AG, Clugston JR. PMID: 30404782.
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    19. Persistent Postconcussive Symptoms after Sport-Related Concussion. In Neuropsychological Perspectives on Sport-Related Concussion (P.A. Arnett - Ed.). 2018. McCrea MA, Asken BM, Nelson LD, Barr WB.View Publication.
    20. Isolated "Low" Test Scores Are Often Normal and Valid. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2018 10; 50(10):2177. Asken BM. PMID: 30216267.
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    21. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: The Horse Is Still Chasing the Cart. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2018 09; 48(9):672-675. Asken BM, Bauer RM. PMID: 30170520.
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    22. Drill-Specific Head Impacts in Collegiate Football Practice: Implications for Reducing "Friendly Fire" Exposure. Ann Biomed Eng. 2019 Oct; 47(10):2094-2108. Asken BM, Brooke ZS, Stevens TC, Silvestri PG, Graham MJ, Jaffee MS, Clugston JR. PMID: 29987539.
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    23. Reasons for Prescription Opioid Use While Playing in the National Football League as Risk Factors for Current Use and Misuse Among Former Players. Clin J Sport Med. 2018 Jun 28. Dunne EM, Striley CW, Mannes ZL, Asken BM, Ennis Formerly Whitehead N, Cottler LB. PMID: 29933284.
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    24. Traumatic Brain Injury and Repetitive Brain Trauma: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Dementia Syndromes. In Handbook on Dementia (G.E. Smith and S.E. Tomaszewski-Farias - Eds.). 2018. Asken BM & Bauer RM.. View Publication.
    25. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) findings in adult civilian, military, and sport-related mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI): a systematic critical review. Brain Imaging Behav. 2018 Apr; 12(2):585-612. Asken BM, DeKosky ST, Clugston JR, Jaffee MS, Bauer RM. PMID: 28337734.
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    26. Immediate Removal From Activity After Sport-Related Concussion Is Associated With Shorter Clinical Recovery and Less Severe Symptoms in Collegiate Student-Athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2018 05; 46(6):1465-1474. Asken BM, Bauer RM, Guskiewicz KM, McCrea MA, Schmidt JD, Giza CC, Snyder AR, Houck ZM, Kontos AP, McAllister TW, Broglio SP, Clugston JR, Anderson S, Bazarian J, Brooks A, Buckley T, Chrisman S, Collins M, DiFiori J, Duma S, Dykhuizen B, Eckner JT, Feigenbaum L, Hoy A, Kelly L, Langford TD, Lintner L, McGinty G, Mihalik J, Miles C, Ortega J, Port N, Putukian M, Rowson S, Svoboda S. PMID: 29558195.
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    27. Traumatic Brain Injury and Dementia: Considerations for the Forensic Geropsychologist. In Forensic Geropsychology: Practice Essentials (S.S. Bush and A.L. Heck - Eds.). 2018. Asken BM, Smith GE, Bauer RM.View Publication.
    28. Tau in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy-Reply. JAMA Neurol. 2018 03 01; 75(3):381-382. Asken BM, Jaffee MS, Bauer RM. PMID: 29404562.
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    29. The modern landscape of sport-related concussion research: key achievements and future directions. Handb Clin Neurol. 2018; 158:269-278. Asken BM, Hack DC, McCrea MA. PMID: 30482355.
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    30. Concussion-Like Symptom Reporting in Non-Concussed Collegiate Athletes. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2017 Dec 01; 32(8):963-971. Asken BM, Snyder AR, Clugston JR, Gaynor LS, Sullan MJ, Bauer RM. PMID: 28334382.
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    31. Research Gaps and Controversies in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: A Review. JAMA Neurol. 2017 10 01; 74(10):1255-1262. Asken BM, Sullan MJ, DeKosky ST, Jaffee MS, Bauer RM. PMID: 28975240.
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    32. Glymphatic system disruption as a mediator of brain trauma and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2018 Jan; 84:316-324. Sullan MJ, Asken BM, Jaffee MS, DeKosky ST, Bauer RM. PMID: 28859995.
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    33. Socioeconomic Status and Race Outperform Concussion History and Sport Participation in Predicting Collegiate Athlete Baseline Neurocognitive Scores. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2018 01; 24(1):1-10. Houck Z, Asken B, Clugston J, Perlstein W, Bauer R. PMID: 28791942.
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    34. Neuropsychological Screening of Sport-Related Concussion. Neurol Clin. 2017 Aug; 35(3):487-500. McCrea MA, Asken B, Nelson LD. PMID: 28673411.
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    35. Descriptive Characteristics of Concussions in National Football League Games, 2010-2011 to 2013-2014. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Mar; 45(4):929-936. Clark MD, Asken BM, Marshall SW, Guskiewicz KM. PMID: 28056179.
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    36. Injury cascades in TBI-related neurodegeneration. Brain Inj. 2017; 31(9):1177-1182. DeKosky ST, Asken BM. PMID: 28981345.
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    37. Baseline Neurocognitive Performance and Clearance for Athletes to Return to Contact. J Athl Train. 2017 Jan; 52(1):51-57. Asken BM, Clugston JR, Snyder AR, Bauer RM. PMID: 27905859.
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    38. Concussion-like symptom reporting in non-concussed adolescent athletes. Clin Neuropsychol. 2017 01; 31(1):138-153. Asken BM, Snyder AR, Smith MS, Zaremski JL, Bauer RM. PMID: 27758158.
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    39. Factors Influencing Clinical Correlates of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE): a Review. Neuropsychol Rev. 2016 12; 26(4):340-363. Asken BM, Sullan MJ, Snyder AR, Houck ZM, Bryant VE, Hizel LP, McLaren ME, Dede DE, Jaffee MS, DeKosky ST, Bauer RM. PMID: 27561662.
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    40. Epidemiology of Sport-Related Concussion in an NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision Sample. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Sep; 44(9):2269-75. Houck Z, Asken B, Bauer R, Pothast J, Michaudet C, Clugston J. PMID: 27159307.
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    41. "Playing Through It": Delayed Reporting and Removal From Athletic Activity After Concussion Predicts Prolonged Recovery. J Athl Train. 2016 Apr; 51(4):329-35. Asken BM, McCrea MA, Clugston JR, Snyder AR, Houck ZM, Bauer RM. PMID: 27111584.
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