Carolinas HealthCare System

Tami Pringnitz Guerrier, BS, CTRS, CBIT

Assistant Director, Research
Carolinas Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Prior Positions and Experience

Assistant Director, Research, Carolinas Rehabilitation, Charlotte, NC

Coordinator, TBI Project STAR, Carolinas Rehabilitation, Charlotte, NC

Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, TBI Project STAR, Carolinas Rehabilitation, Charlotte, NC

Instructor, Central Piedmont Community College, Compensatory Education. Charlotte, NC

Neurobehavioral Counselor, Community Skills Program, Counseling and Rehabilitation of New Jersey, Inc., Cherry Hill, NJ

Director, Therapeutic Recreation, Marianjoy Rehabilitation, Wheaton, IL

Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Marianjoy Rehabilitation, Wheaton, IL

Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation, Grand Rapids, MI


BS: University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)

Research Interests

Tami Guerrier has over 30 years of experience in the field of physical rehabilitation and traumatic brain injury with over 15 years of experience with demonstration and research grants management and research administration. Ms. Guerrier has provided administrative management for federal grants including National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) grants for TBI Model Systems and National Institute of Health grants, as well as state grant contracts at Carolinas Rehabilitation including TBI Project STAR and Health Resources and Services Administration contracts. Ms. Guerrier’s research interests have been primarily in the area of physical rehabilitation, traumatic brain injury recovery, treatment intervention, community re-entry, co-diagnosis of TBI and substance abuse intervention, and interaction skills training. Ms. Guerrier is a published author and a frequent presenter at local, state, and national conferences. She is the co-editor of “Brain Injury: It is a Journey: A Practical Family Guide.” She is on the board for the Brain Injury Association NC.

Recent Publications

Guerrier, T., Hammond, F., Lash, M. (2011). Cognition: Compensatory strategies after brain injury. Wake Forest NC:  Lash & Associates Publishing/ Training, Inc.

Guerrier, T. & Hammond, F. Eds. (2010) Brain injury it is a journey: A practical guide for families. Wake Forest, NC:  Lash & Associates Publishing/Training, Inc.

Guerrier, T. & Hammond, F. (2006).Brain Injury: It is a journey: A practical guide for families.Wake Forest, NC: Lash & Associates Publishing/Training, Inc.

Guerrier, T. & Bostic, A. Bridging the gap:Community integration through collaboration between a community college and a rehabilitation program. Cognitive Technology.Volume 6, Issue 1. 2001.

Pringnitz (Guerrier), T., & Dillinger, G.  Leisure counseling with chronic pain patients. Expanding Horizons in Therapeutic Recreation Journal. 1983 (4).

Pringnitz (Guerrier), T. & MacNeil, R.  The Role of Therapeutic Recreation in Stroke Rehabilitation. Therapeutic Recreation Journal. 1982. 4 (16).

Current/Recent/Pending Grant Support

Grant Title: TBI Model Systems Project
Funding Agency: NIDRR
Role: Project Manager
Years: 20012-2017

Grant Title:TBI Practice Based Evidence
Funding Agency: NIH
Role: Project Manager
Years: 2008-2013

Grant Title: SCI Rehabilitation Outcomes-5 Year Follow-up
Funding Agency: NIDRR
Role: Project Manager
Years: 2012-2017

Grant Title: An Acute Neurobehavioral Program for Improving Functional Status after TBI
Funding Agency: NIH
Role: Project Manager
Years: 2013-2014

Grant Title: Stroke Rehabilitation Outcomes Evaluation
Funding Agency: CHS
Role: Co-Principle Investigator
Years: 2011-2013

Grant Title: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Registry
Funding Agency: CHS
Role: Sub-Principle Investigator
Years: 2011-2013

Grant Title: Characterizing Moderators of Gender Differences in Outcome after Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Funding Agency: CHS
Role: Project Manager
Years: 2013

Grant Title: 12 Step Substance Abuse Program for Individuals with Co-Diagnosis of TBI and SA
Funding Agency: Mecklenburg County Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
Role: Project Manager
Years: 2013-2014