Dr. McKee leads the world’s research on the relationship between brain trauma and chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE. Her research also focuses on Alzheimer’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She created and directs the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank, the world’s largest repository of brains from individuals exposed to traumatic brain injury (TBI) (over 950) and diagnosed with CTE (over 500). She is the director of the VA National ALS Brain Bank and a leader of the VA National PTSD Brain Bank. Dr. McKee published the first ever case series on CTE in the military and was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME in 2018. Dr. McKee is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and recently received the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal Paul Volker Career Achievement Award.