Trauma Research Center

Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Research

Baylor University Medical Center’s Trauma Center is one of only five adult Level I trauma centers in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex designated by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT). With the highest possible level designation, Baylor University Medical Center Trauma Center covers more than 21 counties and over 5 million lives, and treats patients annually, with a wide variety of injuries including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and orthopedic injuries. Additionally, since 2011, the division has published an average of 12 peer-reviewed journal articles and 20 presentations annually

The Trauma Research Center, including physicians and full-time research staff, is devoted to better understanding our patients as well as improving the care these patients receive.

Our Research

Our mission is to inspire, empower, and support scholarly investigation in the areas related to traumatic injury, injury prevention, critical illness, and emergency general surgery. This organization will function as an inclusive, multidisciplinary forum for collaboration, education, and research development at every level of participation. Our collective efforts embrace the values of collegiality, innovation, efficiency, and service as well as support the mission and values of the Baylor Scott & White Health Care System. Our enduring goal is to create a sustainable organization to positively impact patient outcomes and the welfare of our community.

Our research focuses on four main areas: PTSD treatment and prevention, resilience, pain management and trauma system interventions and improvement.

Research Studies

Presentations & Publications

  • The Trauma Research and Education Fund

    The Trauma Research and Education Fund was created by the Baylor Scott & White Dallas Foundation to help fund research projects for the Trauma Research Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. This fund also provides the Trauma Research Center the necessary funds to purchase much-needed educational materials and equipment for trauma patients and their families and caregivers.

Our Research Team

Mark Powers, PhD

Director of Trauma Research

Ann Marie Warren, PhD, ABPP

Co-Director of Trauma Research

Trauma Survivors' Reunion

Each year, the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, & Acute Care Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center hosts the Trauma Survivors’ Reunion. The Trauma Survivors' Reunion allows the multidisciplinary team members and first responders to reconnect with and celebrate the recovery of their former trauma patients. The reunion also gives former patients the opportunity to meet and connect with other trauma survivors and their families and share their stories of resilience. This remarkable and joyous reunion is a reminder that, by defying all odds, each of us can achieve and surpass our wildest dreams.