Episode Eight | Part Two: Dr. Chris Nowinski

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David wraps up his conversation with Dr. Chris Nowinski, the co-founder of the Concussion Legacy Foundation. In part two, Chris shares his thoughts on how head injuries are currently being handled at the professional and collegiate level, why he’s urging parents to have their kids play flag football until age 14, and what he’s doing to find funding for the Concussion Legacy Foundation.

Learn more about Chris and the Concussion Legacy Foundation here.

About Chris Nowinski:
Dr. Chris Nowinski is CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation and a social entrepreneur leading a global conversation on concussions, CTE, and the future of sports. An All-Ivy Harvard football player-turned WWE professional wrestler-turned neuroscientist, he discovered the concussion crisis the hard way. A 2003 kick to the chin in a WWE match ended his career, causing post-concussion syndrome and sending him on a journey where he uncovered a public health conspiracy that continues to cost lives.

Chris wrote the investigative expose Head Games: Football’s Concussion Crisis in 2006 and soon after founded the non-profit Concussion Legacy Foundation (CLF), the world-renowned Boston University (BU) CTE Center, where he serves as the Outreach, Recruitment, Education, and Public Policy Leader, and the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank. His journey has been profiled in media outlets like HBO Real Sports, ESPN Outside the Lines, and the New York Times, and he was the subject of the award-winning documentary Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis by celebrated director Steve James.