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Kian Merchant-Borna, M.P.H., M.B.A.

Kian Merchant-Borna, M.P.H., M.B.A.

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About Me

Faculty Appointments

Associate - Department of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Research Admin (SMD)



MBA | Simon Business School. Business Administration. 2015

MPH | Boston University School of Public Health. Environmental Epidemiology. 2009

BA | Alfred University. Biology & Environmental Studies. 2007



System and Method to Assess Risk of Changes to Brain White Matter Based on Head Impact Dose Equivalent Number

Issue date: May 12, 2020

Patent #: 10,646,154

Country: United States

Inventors: Jeffrey J Bazarian, Kian Merchant-Borna


Journal Articles

A Pilot Study Investigating the Use of serum GFAP to Monitor Changes in Brain White Matter Integrity after Repetitive Head Hits During a Single Collegiate football game.

Bazarian J, Abar B, Merchant-Borna K, Pham DL, Rozen E, Mannix R, Kawata K, Chou YY, Stephen SJ, Gill J

Journal of neurotrauma.. 2024 May 16 Epub 05/16/2024.

Poster Session: Retinal Changes Associated with Football-Related Concussions and Head Impacts.

Atlas JB, Young M, Bertolace L, Juskiewicz I, Abrham Y, Merchant-Borna K, Dermady S, Keane B, Ramchandran RS, Bazarian J, Silverstein S

Journal of vision.. 2023 September 123 (11):37. Epub 1900 01 01.

Effects of Physical Exertion on Early Changes in Blood-Based Brain Biomarkers: Implications for the Acute Point of Care Diagnosis of Concussion.

Bazarian J, Abar B, Merchant-Borna K, Pham DL, Rozen E, Mannix R, Kawata K, Chou YY, Stephen SJ, Gill J

Journal of neurotrauma.. 2023 April 40 (7-8):693-705. Epub 11/17/2022.

ErbB Signaling Pathway Genes Are Differentially Expressed in Monozygotic Twins Discordant for Sports-Related Concussion.

Stahl TJ, Palli R, Gill JM, Saionz EL, Bogner-Flatz V, Cheetham-West A, Merchant-Borna K, Pham DL, Strike L, Wright MJ, Thompson P, Bazarian JJ

Twin research and human genetics : the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies.. 2022 April 25 (2):77-84. Epub 05/26/2022.

Utility of COVID-19 antigen testing in the emergency department.

Peacock WF, Soto-Ruiz KM, House SL, Cannon CM, Headden G, Tiffany B, Motov S, Merchant-Borna K, Chang AM, Pearson C, Patterson BW, Jones AE, Miller J, Varon J, Bastani A, Clark C, Rafique Z, Kea B, Eppensteiner J, Williams JM, Mahler SA, Driver BE, Hendry P, Quackenbush E, Robinson D, Schrock JW, D'Etienne JP, Hogan CJ, Osborne A, Riviello R, Young S

Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians open.. 2022 February 3 (1):e12605. Epub 01/15/2022.

Short-Term Neurologic Manifestations of Repetitive Head Impacts Among Athletes: A Scoping Review.

Stephen SJ, Hasman L, Goldenberg M, Merchant-Borna K, Kawata K, Mannix R, Bazarian JJ

The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation.. 2022 37 (5):318-325. Epub 03/15/2022.

Pairwise versus Transitive Inverse Consistent Longitudinal Rigid Registration of Magnetic Resonance Images of Athletes With Repetitive Non-Concussive Head Injuries: Effects on Regional Distributions of Diffusion Measures.

Prajapati HS, Merchant-Borna K, Bazarian JJ, Linte CA, Cahill ND

Proceedings of SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering.. 2022 12036 Epub 04/04/2022.

Transitive Inverse Consistent Rigid Longitudinal Registration of Diffusion Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Case Study in Athletes With Repetitive Non-Concussive Head Injuries.

Prajapati HS, Merchant-Borna K, Bazarian JJ, Linte CA, Cahill ND

Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.. 2021 November 2021 :3906-3911. Epub 1900 01 01.

The ENIGMA sports injury working group:- an international collaboration to further our understanding of sport-related brain injury.

Koerte IK, Esopenko C, Hinds SR, Shenton ME, Bonke EM, Bazarian JJ, Bickart KC, Bigler ED, Bouix S, Buckley TA, Choe MC, Echlin PS, Gill J, Giza CC, Hayes J, Hodges CB, Irimia A, Johnson PK, Kenney K, Levin HS, Lin AP, Lindsey HM, Lipton ML, Max JE, Mayer AR, Meier TB, Merchant-Borna K, Merkley TL, Mills BD, Newsome MR, Porfido T, Stephens JA, Tartaglia MC, Ware AL, Zafonte RD, Zeineh MM, Thompson PM, Tate DF, Dennis EL, Wilde EA, Baron D

Brain imaging and behavior.. 2021 April 15 (2):576-584. Epub 1900 01 01.

Classification of Comprehensive Neuro-Ophthalmologic Measures of Postacute Concussion.

Feller CN, Goldenberg M, Asselin PD, Merchant-Borna K, Abar B, Jones CMC, Mannix R, Kawata K, Bazarian JJ

JAMA network open.. 2021 March 14 (3):e210599. Epub 03/01/2021.

Spatial regression analysis of MR diffusion reveals subject-specific white matter changes associated with repetitive head impacts in contact sports.

Asselin PD, Gu Y, Merchant-Borna K, Abar B, Wright DW, Qiu X, Bazarian JJ

Scientific reports.. 2020 August 1210 (1):13606. Epub 08/12/2020.

A common neural signature of brain injury in concussion and subconcussion.

Hirad AA, Bazarian JJ, Merchant-Borna K, Garcea FE, Heilbronner S, Paul D, Hintz EB, van Wijngaarden E, Schifitto G, Wright DW, Espinoza TR, Mahon BZ

Science advances.. 2019 August 5 (8):eaau3460. Epub 08/07/2019.

Potential Metabolomic Linkage in Blood between Parkinson's Disease and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Fiandaca MS, Gross TJ, Johnson TM, Hu MT, Evetts S, Wade-Martins R, Merchant-Borna K, Bazarian J, Cheema AK, Mapstone M, Federoff HJ

Metabolites.. 2018 September 78 (3)Epub 09/07/2018.

White matter alterations in college football players: a longitudinal diffusion tensor imaging study.

Mayinger MC, Merchant-Borna K, Hufschmidt J, Muehlmann M, Weir IR, Rauchmann BS, Shenton ME, Koerte IK, Bazarian JJ

Brain imaging and behavior.. 2018 February 12 (1):44-53. Epub 1900 01 01.

Plasma metabolomic biomarkers accurately classify acute mild traumatic brain injury from controls.

Fiandaca MS, Mapstone M, Mahmoodi A, Gross T, Macciardi F, Cheema AK, Merchant-Borna K, Bazarian J, Federoff HJ

PloS one.. 2018 13 (4):e0195318. Epub 04/20/2018.

Evaluation of Nintendo Wii Balance Board as a Tool for Measuring Postural Stability After Sport-Related Concussion.

Merchant-Borna K, Jones CM, Janigro M, Wasserman EB, Clark RA, Bazarian JJ

Journal of athletic training.. 2017 March 52 (3):245-255. Epub 1900 01 01.

Acute plasma tau relates to prolonged return to play after concussion.

Gill J, Merchant-Borna K, Jeromin A, Livingston W, Bazarian J

Neurology.. 2017 February 788 (6):595-602. Epub 01/06/2017.

Novel Method of Weighting Cumulative Helmet Impacts Improves Correlation with Brain White Matter Changes After One Football Season of Sub-concussive Head Blows.

Merchant-Borna K, Asselin P, Narayan D, Abar B, Jones CM, Bazarian JJ

Annals of biomedical engineering.. 2016 December 44 (12):3679-3692. Epub 06/27/2016.

Genome-Wide Changes in Peripheral Gene Expression following Sports-Related Concussion.

Merchant-Borna K, Lee H, Wang D, Bogner V, van Griensven M, Gill J, Bazarian JJ

Journal of neurotrauma.. 2016 September 133 (17):1576-85. Epub 04/01/2016.

Sports-Related Concussion Results in Differential Expression of Nuclear Factor-?B Pathway Genes in Peripheral Blood During the Acute and Subacute Periods.

Gill J, Merchant-Borna K, Lee H, Livingston WS, Olivera A, Cashion A, Wang D, Bazarian JJ

The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation.. 2016 31 (4):269-76. Epub 1900 01 01.

Tau, s-100 calcium-binding protein B, and neuron-specific enolase as biomarkers of concussion.

Bazarian JJ, Merchant-Borna K

JAMA neurology.. 2014 July 171 (7):925-6. Epub 1900 01 01.

Subject-specific increases in serum S-100B distinguish sports-related concussion from sports-related exertion.

Kiechle K, Bazarian JJ, Merchant-Borna K, Stoecklein V, Rozen E, Blyth B, Huang JH, Dayawansa S, Kanz K, Biberthaler P

PloS one.. 2014 9 (1):e84977. Epub 01/08/2014.

Persistent, long-term cerebral white matter changes after sports-related repetitive head impacts.

Bazarian JJ, Zhu T, Zhong J, Janigro D, Rozen E, Roberts A, Javien H, Merchant-Borna K, Abar B, Blackman EG

PloS one.. 2014 9 (4):e94734. Epub 04/16/2014.

Significance of ubiquitin carboxy-terminal hydrolase L1 elevations in athletes after sub-concussive head hits.

Puvenna V, Brennan C, Shaw G, Yang C, Marchi N, Bazarian JJ, Merchant-Borna K, Janigro D

PloS one.. 2014 9 (5):e96296. Epub 05/07/2014.

Variations in the nature of behavioral experience can differentially alter the consequences of developmental exposures to lead, prenatal stress, and the combination.

Cory-Slechta DA, Merchant-Borna K, Allen JL, Liu S, Weston D, Conrad K

Toxicological sciences : an official journal of the Society of Toxicology.. 2013 January 131 (1):194-205. Epub 08/28/2012.

Characterization of inhalation exposure to jet fuel among U.S. Air Force personnel.

Merchant-Borna K, Rodrigues EG, Smith KW, Proctor SP, McClean MD

The Annals of occupational hygiene.. 2012 July 56 (6):736-45. Epub 03/20/2012.

Characterization and Low-Cost Remediation of Soils Contaminated by Timbers in Community Gardens.

Heiger-Bernays W, Fraser A, Burns V, Diskin K, Pierotti D, Merchant-Borna K, McClean M, Brabander D, Hynes HP

The international journal of soil, sediment and water : documenting the cutting edge of environmental stewardship.. 2009 January 12 (3)Epub 1900 01 01.