Dr. Brooke Murtaugh is a graduate of Wayne State College in Wayne, NE where she received her bachelor’s in Health Science. She then received her Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University in 2004. She began working as an occupational therapist at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals in Lincoln Nebraska in 2006. She has practiced in brain injury rehabilitation for fourteen years. Brooke serves as Madonna’s brain injury program manager. She received her national certification as a Brain Injury Specialist in 2009 and Brain Injury National Specialist Trainer from the Brain Injury Association of America in 2016. Brooke is responsible for coordinating the care and rehabilitation programs serving Madonna’s brain injury population on both Lincoln and Omaha campuses and develop Madonna’s Disorders of Consciousness program over the last six years. Brooke is a member of the national Disorders of Consciousness Task Force and Brain Injury Special Interest Group through the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Disorders of Consciousness Special Interest Group of the International Brain Injury Association. She has presented numerous presentations on brain injury and disorders of consciousness throughout the Midwest region and nationally.