US Department of Defense
BLAST INJURY RESEARCH PROGRAM
COORDINATING OFFICE
Advancing Blast Injury Research to Protect and Heal Those Who Serve

Frequently Asked Questions

Click any question below to view the related answer.

Q: What type of injuries result from blast exposure?

A: Blast injuries range from internal organ injuries, including lung and traumatic brain injury (TBI), extremity injuries, burns, hearing and balance injuries, ocular and vision injuries, and hemorrhage (internal or external bleeding). Multiple types of injuries often result from a single blast exposure, making blast injuries complex.

Learn more about specific blast-related injuries.

Q: Do blasts cause concussions or mild traumatic brain (TBI) injuries?

Q: Does the Department of Defense (DoD) Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office (POC) provide research funding?

Q: What is the definition of blast injury?

Q: What is the role of the Department of Defense (DoD) Brain Health Research Program Coordinator?

Q: How does the Department of Defense (DoD) Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office (PCO) define Brain Health?

Last modified: 11-Jun-2018