Participating Members

Marjorie Albohm
Mike Alfonsi
Samantha Andrews
Thomas Barr
Rebecca Begalle
David Bell
Troy Blackburn
Stephan Bodkin
Michelle C. Boling
Julie Burland
Kenneth Cameron
Daniel Canty
Nicole Cattano
Steven Davi
Craig Denegar
Lindsay Distefano
Michael Douglas
Jeffrey Driban
Elizabeth Enselman
Justin Fegley
Bret Freemyer
Conrad Gabler
Neal Glaviano
John Goetschius
Phillip Gribble
Terry Grindstaff
Dustin Grooms
Matthew Harkey
Kyle Harris
Joseph Hart
Johanna Hoch
Matt Hoch
Jennifer Hootman
Jennifer Howard
Christopher Ingersoll
Cale Jacobs
Dana Johnson
Sam Johnson
Christopher Johnston
Kyle Kosik
Chris Kuenze
Kenny Lam
Adam S. Lepley
Lindsey K. Lepley
Caroline Lisee
John Lopez
Brittney Luc-Harkey
Carl Mattacola
Tim Mauntel
Dalton McDaniel
Melanie McGrath
Patrick O. McKeon
Michelle McLeod
Chris Mendias
Marc Norcross
Grant Norte
Chris Orlando
Darin Padua
Riann Palmieri-Smith
Derek Pamukoff
Elizabeth Parke
Shermin Patel
Brian Pietrosimone
Kara Radzak
Chris Raymond
Ralph Reiff
Adam Rosen
Susan Saliba
Dylan Sarver
Randy Schmitz
Brandy Schneider
Janet E. Simon
Michael Sitler
Cris Stickley
Masafumi Terada
Abbey C. Thomas
Timothy Tourville
Tricia Turner
Paul Ullucci
Lee Weidauer
Andrea Wilkinson
Erik Wikstrom

Marjorie J. Albohm, MS, ATC
Director, Ossur Academy, Ossur Americas
Address: 1531 Sea Palms Crescent, Mt. Pleasant SC 29464
Phone: 317-443-6175
Email: malbohm@ossur.com
NATA District: 3
Research Interests: Biomechanical intervention for knee and hip OA; Multimodal treatment protocols for knee and hip OA
Areas of Interest: hip, knee, biomarkers, biomechanics, patient-reported surveys

Mike Alfonsi, MS, ATC
Beaumont Health Systems, Head Athletic Trainer Brother Rice High School
NATA District: 4
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, GLATA, MATS
Areas of Interest:  shoulder, hip, knee, biomechanics
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Samantha Andrews, ATC
PhD Student, Research Assistant, Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science, University of Hawaii
Address: 1337 Lower Campus Rd, Honolulu, HI 96818
Phone: 843-754-1468
Email:
sandrews@hawaii.edu
NATA District: 8
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, FWATA, HATA, ASB
Research Interests: I currently research osteoarthritis before and after total knee arthroplasty. Specifically examining biomechanical variables in single and multi radius knee implant designs.
Areas of Interest: knee, biomechanics
Keywords
: osteoarthritis, total knee arthroplasty, knee adduction moment, varus angle, varus velocity
Ms. Andrews’ CV
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Rebecca Begalle, PhD, ATC
Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology and Recreation, Illinois State University
Address: 251F McCormick Hall, Campus Box 5120, Normal, IL 61790
Phone: (309) 438-2605
Email: rbegall@ilstu.edu
NATA District: 4
Other Professional Affilitaions: NATA, ACSM, NASM
Research Interests: The study of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury provides a great model to understand the neuromuscular consequences that contribute to a decline in physical activity, elevated risk for secondary injury, and the development of knee osteoarthritis following injury. The goal of my research is to improve long term outcomes following traumatic injury and sustain physical activity through the lifespan.
Areas of Interest: Knee, Biomechanics, EMG, Patient-reported surverys
Keywords:
knee, biomechanics, ACL injury, injury prevention
Dr. Begalle’s CV
Twitter Username: @rbegalle

David R. Bell, PhD, ATC
Bell.jpgAssistant Professor, Departments of Kinesiology and Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Address: 2000 Observatory Dr., Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608-265-2891
Email: drbell2@wisc.edu
NATA District: 4
Other Professional Affiliations: ACSM
Research Interests: Dr. Bell’s research is focused on identifying and preventing injuries in youth populations and improving outcomes after knee surgery. He has over 30 peer-reviewed publications and his work has been funded by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, and the American College of Sports Medicine.
Areas of Interest: knee, biomechanics, EMG, patient-reported surveys
Keywords: ACL reconstruction, sport specialization, injury prevention
Twitter Username: @davebell102
Dr. Bell’s MyNCBI Bibliography

University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Kinesiology

Troy Blackburn, PhD, ATC
Associate Professor, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Address: 124 Fetzer Hall, CB# 8700, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8700
Phone: 919-843-2021
Email: troyb@email.unc.edu
NATA District: 3
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, ACSM, ASB, OARSI
Research Interests: Neuromechanical contributors to the pathogenesis of knee osteoarthritis and targets for intervention
Areas of Interest: knee, biomechanics, EMG, imaging, neural excitability, patient-reported outcomes
Keywords: gait biomechanics, vibration, ultrasound, quadriceps
Grant Funding: Vibratory stimuli: A novel rehabilitation method for preventing post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis. Grant # W81XWH-15-1-0287 from United States Department of Defense, Defense Medical Research and Development Program
Dr. Blackburn’s CV
Research Laboratory: Neuromuscular Research Lab UNC Chapel Hill

Stephan Bodkin, MEd, ATC
Doctoral Student, Department of Kinesiology, University of Virginia
Address: 210 Emmet St So. PO Box 400407 Charlottesville, VA 22904
Phone: 434-924-6184
Emailsgb3d@virginia.edu
NATA District: 3
Other Professional Affiliations: ACSM
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Michelle C. Boling, PhD, ATC, LAT
Associate Professor, Director of Athletic Training Program, Department of Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences, University of North Florida
Address: 1 UNF Drive Jacksonville, FL 32224
Phone: 904-620-1563
Email: m.boling@unf.edu
NATA District: 9
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, ACSM
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Julie Burland, MS, ATC, CSCS
Graduate Assistant/Doctoral Student, Department of Kinesiology, University of Connecticut
Address: 2095 Hillside Road, U-1110 Storrs, CT 06269
Emailjulie.burland@uconn.edu
NATA District: 1
Other Professional Affiliations: NEACSM, CATA, NSCA
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Daniel Canty, ATC
Canty_Dan_0657Northeast Clinical Specialist
Address: 19 Clark Rd., Lynnfield, MA 01940
Phone: 617-943-8252
Email: dcanty@ossur.com
NATA District: 1
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA
Research Interests: New evidence of OA treatment and treatment protocols through orthopedic bracing.
Areas of Interest: hip, knee, biomarkers, biomechanics, imaging, patient-reported outcomes
Keywords: knee, OA, bracing, treatment

Nicole Cattano, PhD, MPH, LAT, ATC
Cattano2017Associate Professor/Graduate Program Coordinator, Sports Medicine Department, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA, USA
Address: 855 S. New Street Department of Sports Medicine 222L Sturzebecker HSC West Chester, PA 19393
Phone: 610-436-2250
Email:
ncattano@wcupa.edu
NATA District
: 2
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, EATA, PATS, OARSI, OA Action Alliance, Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders
Research Interests: Understanding the risk of early onset post-traumatic osteoarthritis after injury. Investigate posttraumatic OA pathophysiology, including biochemical and biomechanical alterations, that predispose a physically active person to osteoarthritis development. This may include biochemical response to physical activity loads. Investigate the relationships between clinical measures and patient-reported outcomes to help identify and target early intervention strategies in an at-risk population.
Areas of Interest: knee, biomarkers, biomechanics, patient-reported outcomes
Keywords: knee, biomarkers, physical activity, posttraumatic osteoarthritis, patient-reported outcomes
Dr. Cattano’s CV
Twitter username: @nicole_cattano

Craig Denegar, PhD, PT, ATC, FNATA
DenegarProfessor and Department Head, Department of Kinesiology, University of Connecticut
Address: 2095 Hillside Rd, U-1110, Storrs, CT 06269-1110
Phone: 860-486-0052
Email: craig.denegar@uconn.edu
NATA District: 1
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, APTA, ACSM
Research Interests: Clinical and research interests include persistent musculoskeletal pain, tendinopathy, the management of osteoarthritis, and data analysis and reporting.
Areas of Interest: low back, knee, ankle, biomechanics, imaging, neural excitability, patient-reported outcomes
Keywords: tendinopathy, therapeutic modalities, ankle
Dr. Denegar’s CV

Lindsay DiStefano, PhD, ATC
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAssociate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Connecticut
Address: U-1110, 2095 Hillside Road, Storrs, CT 06269
Phone: 860-486-1118
Email: lindsay.distefano@uconn.edu
NATA District: 1
Other Professional Affiliations: ACSM
Research Interests: Promotion of physical activity and primary prevention of sports-related musculoskeletal injury with a focus in children.
Areas of Interest: knee, ankle, children, biomechanics, EMG, patient-reported surveys, physical activity participation
Keywords: youth, children, musculoskeletal injury, physical activity

Michael Douglas, ATC
DouglasAssistant Professor, Morehouse College
Address: 2423 Cheyenne Ct Douglasville, GA 30135
Phone: 404-246-9770
Email: michael.douglas@temple.edu
NATA District: 9
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, NASM
Research Interests: Chronic ankle instability, tissue biomechanics, Mulligan concept, mulligan taping, balance, long-term tissue biomechanics
Areas of Interest: ankle, patient-reported outcomes
Keywords: Chronic ankle instability, mulligan, taping, and balance, and tissue biomechanics

Mr. Douglas’ CV

Jeffrey B. Driban, PhD, ATC, CSCS
DribanAssistant Professor and Member of the Special and Scientific Staff, Division of Rheumatology, Tufts Medical Center
Address: 800 Washington Street, Box 406, Boston, MA 02135
Phone: 617-636-7449
Email: jeffrey.driban@tufts.edu
NATA District: 1
Other Professional Affiliations: ARHP, OARSI, NSCA, NATA
Research Interests: The goal of my research is to explore novel biochemical and imaging biomarkers to gain a better understanding of osteoarthritis and potential phenotypes.
Areas of Interest: knee, hand, biomarkers, imaging, patient-reported outcomes
Keywords: cartilage thickness, bone marrow lesions, phenotypes, epidemiology
Grant Funding: Characterization of Rapidly Progressive Knee Osteoarthritis. Grant # R01 AR06597 from NIH/NIAMS
Dr. Driban’s MyNCBI Bibliography
www.sportsmedres.org
Center for Osteoarthritis Research- Tufts University
Osteoarthritis Initiative
Twitter Username: @jbdriban

Elizabeth Enselman, MEd, ATC
EnselmanClinical Research Coordinator, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Michigan
Address: MedSport, 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr, Suite A1000 Ann Arbor MI 48106
Phone: 734-930-7386
NATA District: 4
Research Interests: Understanding patient reported outcomes and functional testing after surgical intervention.
Areas of Interest: knee, hip, patient-reported surveys, biomarkers
Keywords: patient-reported outcomes, FAI, ACL
Mendias Lab at the University of Michigan

Justin Fegley, MA, VATL, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer, George Mason University
Address: George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, MSN 3A5, Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-993-3277
Email: jfegley@gmu.edu
NATA District: 3
Other Professional Affiliations: MAATA, VATA, CATS
Research Interests: I am currently an assistant athletic trainer at George Mason University. Being on the clinical side of patient care now, I am interested in applying the best practices to target the deficits that do exist following joint injury. I am specifically interested in therapeutic techniques/exercise that specifically target the neural alterations that are present following joint injury in order to return to the patient as close to normal function as possible and to slow/prevent the progression of OA.
Areas of Interest: shoulder, hip, knee, biomechanics, EMG, neural excitability, patient-reported surveys
Mr. Fegley’s Professional CV

Bret Freemyer, PhD, ATC
Address: 1337 Lower Campus Rd. Dept. of KRS Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: 808-956-7421
Email: freemyer@hawaii.edu
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Conrad Gabler, PhD, ATC
Assistant Professor, Department of Athletic Training and Nutrition, Weber State University
Email: conradgabler7@gmail.com
NATA District: 7
Other Professional Affiliations: ACSM
Research Interests: Understanding the neuromuscular deficits that manifest and persist after ACL reconstruction. Developing interventions to treat neuromuscular deficits after ACL reconstruction. Assessing the effectiveness of novel surgical techniques used with ACL reconstruction. Validating clinical tests for return-to-sport decision making after ACL reconstruction.
Areas of Interest: knee, EMG, imaging, neural excitability,
Keywords: neural quadriceps dysfunction, ACL reconstruction, return-to-sport, disinhibitory interventions
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Neal Glaviano, PhD, ATC
Glaviano_PhotoAssistant Professor, School of Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, Co-Director Motion Analysis & Integrative Neurophysiology (MAIN) Laboratory, University of Toledo
Address: 2801 W. Bancroft St., Toledo, OH 43606
Phone: 419-530-4501
Email: neal.glaviano@utoledo.edu
NATA District: 4
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, ACSM
Research Interests:  Understand the influence of patellofemoral pain on biomechanics, muscle function, patient-reported outcome measures, and physical activity. Evaluating interventions to improve both short-term and long-term outcomes in individuals with patellofemoral pain.
Areas of Interest: knee, biomechanics, EMG, patient-reported outcomes
Grant Funding: Effect of Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation on Neuromuscular Control in Patellofemoral Pain Patients. From Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association
Data Available to Share: Strength, ROM, subjective function, biomechanics (kinematic, kinetic and EMG) during functional tasks, PROMs, physical activity in PFP and healthy cohorts. Smaller subset: strength, ROM, subjective function, biomechanics (kinematics, kinetics, EMG) PROMs and physical activity pre-post 4 week rehabilitation program.
Dr. Glaviano’s MyNCBI Bibliography
Twitter Username: @NealGlaviano

John Goetschius, PhD, ATC
Goetschius_HeadshotAssistant Professor, Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training, Adrian College
Address: 110 S. Madison St. Adrian, MI 49221
Email: jgoetschius@adrian.edu
NATA District: 4
Other Professional Affiliations: ACSM
Research Interests: Knee-related disability, physical inactivity, and joint degeneration after knee joint trauma and the role of post-traumatic adaptations in lower extremity muscle function and movement pattern.
Areas of Interest: knee, biomechanics, patient-reported surveys
Keywords: ACL reconstruction, quadriceps dysfunction, neuromuscular control, gait

Phillip Gribble, PhD, ATC, FNATA
Gribble Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Kentucky
Address: 206-C Wethington Building, 900 South Limestone, Lexington, KY, 40536-0200
Phone: 859-218-0885
Email: phillip.gribble@uky.edu
NATA District: 9
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, ACSM, SEATA, International Ankle Consortium
Research Interests: Ankle Instability / Long term consequences of ankle injury / Ankle sprain prevention / Functional limitations from knee injury
Areas of Interest: knee, ankle, biomechanics, imaging, neural excitability, patient-reported outcomes, postural control, functional testing
Keywords: chronic ankle instability, ankle sprain, balance
Grant Funding: Marine Corps Special Operations Command Injury Prevention and Human Performance Research. From Office of Naval Research.
Using dynamic postural control to identify risk for ankle injury in adolescent football players. From NATA.
Dr. Gribble’s MyNCBI Bibliography
Health Sciences Research Laboratories- University of Kentucky
Twitter Usernames: @gribblepa @UKATResearch

Terry L. Grindstaff, PhD, PT, ATC
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Department, Creighton University
Address: Creighton University, Physical Therapy Department; Omaha, NE 68178
Phone: 402-280-5674
EmailGrindstaffTL@gmail.com
NATA District: 5
Other Professional Affiliations: APTA, NSCA, ACSM
Research Interests: Neuromuscular consequences of joint injury. Effects of therapeutic interventions on muscle activation, functional movement (gait and balance), and patient reported outcomes.
Areas of Interest: knee, ankle, biomechanics, EMG, imaging, neural exitability, patient-reported surveys
Keywords: knee, quadriceps, ankle, function, neuromuscular
Dr. Grindstaff’s My NCBI Bibliography
Twitter Username: @GrindstaffTL

Dustin Grooms, PhD, ATC, CSCS
GroomsAssistant Professor, Division of Athletic Training, Ohio University
Address: E156 Grover Center, Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740-593-0130
Email: groomsd@ohio.edu
NATA District: 4
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, NSCA, ACSM, ASB, Society for Neuroscience
Research Interests: The neuroplasticity associated with musculoskeletal injury and rehabilitation. Neural control of human movement across the spectrum of neural activation to kinematics and kinetics. Visual-motor control integration and neurocognitive implications for injury risk. Musculoskeletal injury screening and prevention in the athletic and military setting.
Areas of Interest: low back, knee, ankle, biomechanics, EMG, imaging, neural excitability
Keywords: neuroimaging, functional magnetic resonance imaging, diffusion tensor imaging, neuromuscular control
Dr. Grooms’ Research Gate Profile
Dr. Grooms’ CV

Matthew Harkey PhD, ATC
Matthew HarkeyDoctoral candidate, Department of Exercise and Sports Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
NATA District: 3
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, ACSM, OARSI
Research Interests: Understanding the development of osteoarthritis following acute knee injuries by comprehensively investigating the relative state and interaction of cartilage biology, biomechanics, and structure.
Areas of Interest: knee, biomarkers, biomechanics, imaging, neural excitability, patient-reported outcomes
Keywords: Gait Biomechanics, Cartilage Biomarkers, Ultrasound, Muscle Function

Kyle P. Harris, MS, LAT, ATC
HarrisInstructor & Human Anatomy and Physiology Content Coordinator, Kinesiology, Temple University
Address: 263 Pearson Hall, Temple University 1800 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-4629
Email: kyle.harris@temple.edu
NATA District: 2
Other Professional Affiliations: PATS
Research Interests: Understanding post-traumatic osteoarthritis in the injured athlete and optimizing ACL rehabilitation following surgical and non-surgical treatment with regards to the long-term health of the joint.
Areas of Interest: knee, imaging, patient-reported surveys
Keywords: osteoarthritis, knee, ACL, surgical, non-surgical
Twitter Username: @KylePHarrisATC
Mr. Harris’ CV

Mr. Harris’ MyNCBI Bibliography

Joseph M. Hart, III, PhD, ATC
Joseph HartAssociate Professor and Director, Exercise and Sport Injury Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA, USA
NATA District: 3

Johanna M. Hoch, PhD, ATC
Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Kentucky
Address: 206A Wethington Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Phone: 859-323-7070
Email:
Johanna.hoch@uky.edu
NATA District: 9
Other Professional Affiliations: ACSM
Research Interests: Dr. Hoch’s primary research interests are related to improving outcomes and the delivery of patient-centered care following lower extremity injury. Specifically, Dr. Hoch has focused on the inclusion of patient-reported outcome instruments to determine treatment effectiveness and enhance health-related quality of life following injury and throughout the rehabilitation process.
Areas of Interest: knee, ankle, biomarkers, patient-reported surveys
Keywords: health-related quality of life, patient-centered care, lower extremity injury
Twitter Username: @JohannaMHoch
Dr. Hoch’s MyNCBI Bibliography

Matt Hoch, PhD, LAT, ATC
MHoch
Assistant Professor, School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, Old Dominion University
Address: 3120 Health Sciences Building, Norfolk, VA 23529
Phone: 757-683-4351
Email: mhoch@odu.edu
NATA District: 3
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, ACSM
Research Interests: My research interests involve mitigating sensorimotor compromise and enhancing patient-centered care following traumatic lower extremity injuries to reduce the long-term consequences of these conditions and promote physical activity over the lifespan.
Areas of Interest: knee, ankle, biomechanics, patient-reported outcomes
Keywords: ankle instability, sensorimotor, patient-reported outcomes, rehabilitation, manual therapy
Dr. Hoch’s MyNCBI Bibliography

Jennifer Hootman, PhD, ATC, FACSM, FNATA
HootmanEpidemiologist, Division of Population Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Address: 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341
Phone: 770-488-6038
Email: jhootman@cdc.gov
NATA District: 4
Other Professional Affiliations: ACSM
Research Interests: Descriptive epidemiology of musculoskeletal conditions including arthritis, injurious falls and activity related injuries. Interventions that reduce pain and dysfunction and improve quality of life. Identifying risk factors for primary prevention of joint injuries.
Areas of Interest: all patient populations, patient-reported surveys
Keywords: arthritis, rheumatic conditions, physical activity/exercise, physical function, health-related quality of life, public health
Dr. Hootman’s CV
Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Arthritis

Jennifer S. Howard, PhD, LAT, ATC
Jennifer HowardClinical Assistant Professor, Beaver College of Health Sciences, Department of Health and Exercise Science, Appalachian State
University
NATA District: 3
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, International Cartilage Repair Society
Research Interests: I am interested in the incorporation of outcome measures into practice. I am focused on identifying strategies to utilize laboratory, clinical, and patient reported outcome measures in ways that are meaningful to both the patient and clinician and optimize patient care.
Areas of Interest: knee, biomarkers, biomechanics, EMG, patient-reported outcomes, muscle strength, functional performance testing
Keywords: Patient-reported outcome measures, articular cartilage, minimum clinically important difference, patient acceptable symptom state
Dr. Howard’s CV
Dr. Howard’s Google Scholar Citations
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Christopher D. Ingersoll, PhD, AT, ATC, FACSM, FNATA, FASAHP
Professor and Dean, The University of Toledo, College of Health & Human Services
Address: The University of Toledo, 2801 W Bancroft St MS #119, Toledo, OH 43606
Phone: 419-530-5451
Email: christopher.ingersoll@utoledo.edu
NATA District: 4
Other Professional Affiliations: ACSM, ASAHP
Research Interests: The neurophysiological and neuromechanical consequences of injury, particularly relating to muscle activation, and the neurophysiological mechanisms of rehabilitation interventions.
Areas of Interest: shoulder, low back, knee, ankle, biomechanics, EMG, imaging, neural excitability, patient-reported surveys
Keywords: arthrogenic muscle inhibition, muscle activation, sensorimotor function, joint effusion
lDr. Ingersoll’s Professional CV

Cale Jacobs, PhD, ATC
CaleJacobsAssistant Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Kentucky
Address: KY Clinic K426, 740 South Limestone, Lexington, KY 40536-028
Phone: 859-218-0839
Email: cale.jacobs@uky.edu
NATA District: 9
Other Professional Affiliations: ORS, AAHKS, ACL Study Group
Areas of Interest: hip, knee, biomechanics, imaging, patient-reported outcomes

Dana Johnson, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Ms. Johnson’s LinkedIn Page
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Christopher Johnston, MS, ATC
Johnston_headshotDoctoral student, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Address: 209 Fetzer Hall Chapel Hill, NC, 27599
Phone: 919-843-2014
Email: cdjohnst@email.unc.edu
NATA District: 3
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, ACSM, OARSI
Research Interests: Biomechanical and neuromuscular contributions to the development of knee OA following lower extremity injury.
Areas of Interest: knee, biomechanics, EMG, neural excitability
Keywords: ACL reconstruction, osteoarthritis, gait analysis, neuromuscular function

Kyle Kosik, PhD, ATC
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, College of Health Sciences, University of Kentucky
Address: 206B Wethington Building, 900 S. Limestone, Lexington, KY 40536-0200
Email: kyle.kosik@uky.edu
NATA District: 9
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA
Research Interests: My primary research interest is on understanding the origin of neuromuscular dysfunction and biomechanics adaptations following a lower extremity joint injury, with particular emphasis on CAI. Primarily, quantifying the sensorimotor and mechanical alterations that persists across the lifespan in patients with CAI.
Areas of Interest: knee, ankle, biomechanics, imaging, neural excitability, patient-reported outcomes
Keywords: ankle instability, sensorimotor, corticomotor excitability, aging, biomechanics
Dr. Kosik’s CV
Dr. Kosik’s MyNCBI Bibliography
Twitter username: @kosik34

Chris Kuenze, PhD, ATC
KuenzeAssistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Michigan State University
Address: 308 W. Circle Drive Room 134, East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-432-5018
Email: kuenzech@msu.edu
NATA District: 4
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, ACSM
Research Interests: I focus on the impact of physical following ACL reconstruction (ACLR) with a focus on reducing risk of re-injury and long term joint degeneration. This includes working to describe the impact of fatiguing exercise on patterns of lower extremity muscle function and movement patterns following ACLR. Ongoing work includes implementation of early clinical interventions to promote a healthy return to physical activity and identifying underlying mechanisms of altered response to exercise after ACLR.
Areas of Interest: knee, biomechanics, neural excitability, patient-reported outcomes, physical activity
Keywords: ACL reconstruction, fatigue, physical activity, arthrogenic muscle inhibition, quadriceps function
Dr. Kuenze’s CV
Dr. Kuenze’s MyNCBI Bibliography
Michigan State Department of Kinesiology
Twitter username: @kuenzech

Kenny Lam, ScD, ATC
Lam
Associate Professor of Clinical Research, A.T. Still University, Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Address: 5850 E. Still Circle, Mesa, AZ, 85258
Phone: 480-245-6244
Email: klam@atsu.edu
NATA District: 7
Other Professional Affiliations: AMCIS
Research Interests: Dr. Lam’s research interests are aimed at determining the impact of sport-related injuries on patient-oriented outcomes, particularly the short- and long-term effects of lower extremity injuries on functional limitations, disability, and health-related quality of life. He is also interested in identifying new methodologies to support comparative effectiveness research in sports medicine including the use of practice-based research networks, point-of-care clinical trials, & Bayesian statistics.
Areas of Interest: knee, ankle, patient-reported surveys
Keywords: patient-oriented outcomes, health-related quality of life, disablement, comparative effectiveness, practice-based research networks
Grant Funding:
Do treatments provided at the point-of-care influence recurrent injury risk and long-term patient outcomes after acute lateral ankle sprain? A study from the Athletic Training Practice-Based Research Network, Funding Agency: National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation.
Long-term patient outcomes following a lateral ankle sprain: a ResearchKit study, Funding Agency: A.T. Still University Strategic Research Fund
Twitter Username: @lam_kennyc
Athletic Training Practice-Based Research Network
Dr. Lam’s Professional CV

Adam S. Lepley, PhD, ATC
SONY DSCAssistant Professor in Residence, Department of Kinesiology, University of Connecticut
Address: 385 Mansfield Rd
Unit 1101
Koons Hall 116
Storrs, CT 06269-1101
Phone: 860-486-0019
Email: Adam.Lepley@uconn.edu
NATA District: 1
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, ACSM
Research Interests: Dr. Adam Lepley’s research interests are focused on maximizing clinical outcomes following musculoskeletal injury, specifically involving the knee. In particular, Dr. Lepley examines the neural contributions to muscle dysfunction and their involvement in lower extremity biomechanical and self-reported disability.
Areas of Interest: knee, ankle, biomechanics, EMG, imaging, neural excitability, patient-reported outcomes
Keywords: ACL, neuromuscular, TMS

Lindsey K. Lepley, PhD, ATC
Lindsey Lepley on Jan. 29, 2016. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Connecticut
Address: 2095 Hillside Road, Unit-1110, Storrs, CT 06269-1110
Phone: 860-486-5322
Email: Lindsey.Lepley@uconn.edu
NATA District: 1
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, ACSM, ASB
Research Interests: Dr. Lindsey Lepley’s research interests center around examining the negative neuromuscular effects of joint injury and identifying therapies capable of combating neuromuscular dysfunction. Much of her research has evaluated the effects of eccentrics on the recovery of muscle after ACL injury. Additionally, she has studied the impact of muscle inhibition on persistent weakness, and the consequences of weakness on biomechanics.
Areas of Interest: knee, ankle, biomechanics, EMG, imaging, neural excitability, patient-reported outcomes
Keywords: ACL injury and reconstruction, biomechanics, muscle inhibition, muscle mechanics
Grant Funding:
Eccentric Cross-Exercise: A Novel Approach to Promote Recovery of Muscle Strength and Lower Extremity Function after ACL Reconstruction. Funding source: New England American College of Sports Medicine.
Eccentric Exercise to Promote Muscle Function. Funding source: College of Health Sciences, University of Kentucky
Dr. Lepley’s CV
Dr. Lepley’s MyNCBI Bibliography

Caroline Lisee, MEd, ATC
Caroline LiseeDoctoral Student, Department of Kinesiology, Michigan State University
Address: 308 IM Circle, Room 1, East Lansing MI 48824
Phone: (517) 432-5018
Emailliseecar@msu.edu
NATA District: 4
Research Interests: Caroline is interested in neuromuscular adaptations after traumatic knee injuries. Specifically, she studies different aspects of muscular performance after ACL injury to help identify clinical tools to reduce risk of re-injury and developing osteoarthritis.
Areas of Interest: knee, biomechanics, neural excitability, patient-reported surveys
Keywords: ACL reconstruction, quadriceps function, neural excitability, biomechanics
Twitter Username: @CarolineLisee

John Lopez, LAT, ATC, SCAT
Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine/ Head Athletic Trainer, Palmetto Health USC Orthopedic Center/ Newberry College
Address: 2100 College St., Newberry, SC, 29108
Phone: 410-302-2764
Email: john.lopez@palmettohealth.org
NATA District: 3
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, MAATA, SCATA
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Brittney Luc-Harkey, PhD, ATC
BrittneyLucPhD Candidate, Department of Exercise and Sports Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Address: 209 Fetzer Hall CB#8700 Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: 919.843.2014
Email: bharkey@unc.edu
NATA District: 3
Other Professional Affiliations: ACSM, OARSI
Research Interests: Development and implementation of neuromuscular and biomechanical interventions that improve physical function and long-term outcomes in individuals with knee injury and disease.
Areas of Interest: knee, biomarkers, biomechanics, neural excitability, patient-reported surveys
Keywords: ACL reconstruction, osteoarthritis, gait analysis, neuromuscular Function

Tim Mauntel, Phd, ATC
Research Director, Military Orthopaedics Tracking Injuries and Outcomes Network (MOTION), Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Address: 8901 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20889
Phone: 301-400-0169
Email: timothy.c.mauntel.civ@mail.mil
NATA District: 3
Other Professional Affiliations: ACSM, AFATS
Research Interests: The goals of my research are to identify lower extremity non-contact/combat related injury risk factors and predictors of long-term outcomes.
Areas of Interest: shoulder, knee, lower limb stress fractures, biomarkers, biomechanics, EMG, patient-reported, surveys
Keywords: biomechanics, stress fractures, knee, patient-reported outcomes

Dalton McDaniel, ATC
mcdanielDO Candidate, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine – A.T. Still University; Kirksville, MO
Email: dmcdaniel@atsu.edu
NATA District: 4
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, SAOAO, AOASM
Research Interests: Osteoarthritis of the knee, knee meniscus, proximal tibiofibular instability, wearable fitness monitors
Areas of Interest: shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, fractures, biologics, patient-reported outcomes
Keywords: knee, osteoarthritis, meniscus, instability
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Melanie McGrath, PhD, ATC
Associate Professor/Coordinator of Clinical Education, Health and Human Performance Department, University of Montana
Address:
238D McGill Hall, 32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT 59812
Phone:
406-243-6816
Email:
melanie.mcgrath@umontana.edu
NATA District: 10
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA
Research Interests: Identifying risk factors for ACL injury and other lower extremity injuries; investigating the short- and long-term consequences of knee and ankle joint injury.
Areas of Interest: knee, biomechanics, dynamic systems, neuromuscular control
Keywords: ACL, injury, osteoarthritis, knee
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Dr. McGrath’s MyNCBI Bibliogrpahy

Patrick O. McKeon, PhD, ATC, CSCS
Assistant Professor / Athletic Training Clinical Education Coordinator, Exercise and Sport Sciences Department, Ithaca College
NATA District: 2
Other Professional Affiliations: ACSM
Research Interests: My current research interests center on sensorimotor dysfunction related to lower extremity injury, specifically ankle instability.
Areas of Interest: ankle, biomechanics, neural excitability, patient-reported surveys, balance and gait, functional activities
Keywords: sensorimotor function, somatosensory reweighting, dynamic systems, functional demands of absorption and propulsion, joint degeneration
Grants: Sensory-targeted Ankle Rehabilitation Strategies, Funding Source: NIAMS, Project Period: 7/01/2011 – 04/30/2014
Dr. McKeon’s MyNCBI Bibliogrpahy

Michelle McLeod, PhD, ATC
McLeod
Assistant Professor/Clinical Education Coordinator, Athletic Training Education Program, Department of Health and Human Performance, College of Charleston
Address: 66 George St., Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: 843-953-3047
Email: mcleodmm@cofc.edu
NATA District: 3
Other Professional Affiliations: ACSM
Research Interests: My research efforts are focused on decreasing disability following lower extremity joint injury. Specifically, my interests include neuromuscular adaptations and their associations with physical and self-reported outcomes. My aims are to further understand neural plasticity following joint injury as well as identifying interventions specifically targeting neuromuscular dysfunction in rehabilitation.
Areas of Interest: hip, knee, ankle, EMG, imaging, neural excitability, patient-reported surveys.
Keywords: neuromodulation, rehabilitation, meniscus, neuromuscular function, TMS
Dr. McLeod’s MyNCBI Bibliography

Chris Mendias, PhD, ATC
Associate Professor, Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Molecular & Integrative Physiology, University of Michigan Medical School
Phone: 734-764-3250
Email: cmendias@umich.edu
NATA District: 4
Other Professional Affiliations: ORS, APS, ACSM
Research Interests: Skeletal muscle and tendon mechanobiology; muscle atrophy after traumatic joint injuries.
Areas of Interest: shoulder, hip, knee, biomarkers, patient-reported surveys
Keywords: muscle atrophy, tendinopathy, myosteatosis, molecular biology of TGF-beta superfamily signal transduction
Twitter Username: @ChrisMendias
Dr. Mendias’ MyNCBI Bibliography

Dr. Mendias’ Lab
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Norte_PortraitGrant Norte, PhD, ATC, CSCS
Assistant Professor, School of Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Toledo
Co-Director: Motion Analysis & Integrative Neurophysiology (MAIN) Laboratory
Address: 2801 W. Bancroft, Toledo, OH 43606
Phone: 419-530-5305
Email: grant.norte@utoledo.edu
NATA District: 4
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, ACSM, NSCA, GLATA
Research Interests: I have an interest in the neuromuscular consequences of knee joint injury, specifically related to the neurophysiological origins of impairment with regard to post-traumtic muscle function and knee osteoarthritis.
Areas of Interest: knee, biomechanics, EMG, imaging, neural excitability, patient-reported outcomes
Keywords: Knee, ACL, osteoarthritis, neuromuscular, biomechanics, TMS
Grant Funding: GLATA: the relationship between corticomotor excitability and quadriceps neuromuscular function in ACL reconstructed patients (6/15/17 – 6/14/18)
Twitter: @Grant_Norte
Dr. Norte’s CV
Dr. Norte’s MyNCBI Bibliography
Faculty Link
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Darin A. Padua, PhD, ATC
Professor and Chair, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Address: 204 Fetzer Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8700
Phone: 919-843-5117
Email: dpadua@unc.edu
NATA District: 3
Other Professional Affiliations: ACSM

Riann Palmieri-Smith, PhD, ATC
Palmieri-SmithAssociate Professor, School of Kinesiology and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Michigan
Address: 401 Washtenaw Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone:
734-615-3154
Email: riannp@umich.edu
NATA District: 4
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA
Research Interests: Dr. Palmieri-Smith’s primary research interest is aimed at improving neuromuscular function following knee and ankle injury through innovative rehabilitation approaches. Her goal is to ultimately prevent and/or slow the progression of the post-traumatic osteoarthritis that is associated with traumatic joint injury. Dr. Palmieri-Smith is also interested in the role of traumatic knee injury in the development of degenerative joint disease
Areas of Interest: knee, ankle, biomarkers, biomechanics, EMG, imaging, neural excitability, patient-reported outcomes
Keywords: Post-traumatic osteoarthritis, ACL, muscle, rehabilitation
Dr. Palmieri-Smith’s CV

Derek Pamukoff, PhD, ATC
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, California State University Fullerton
Phone: 657-278-3433
Email: dpamukoff@fullerton.edu
NATA District: 8
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, ACSM, Southwest ACSM, ACSM Biomechanics Interest Group, ASB

Brian Pietrosimone, PhD, ATC
Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Address: 2019 Fetzer Hall, CB 8700, Chapel Hill NC 27599
Phone: 919-962-3617
Email: brian@UNC.edu
NATA District: 3
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, ACSM, OARSI
Research Interests: Dr. Pietrosimone’s research seeks to decrease disability related to knee injury with a focus on maximizing long-term joint health following traumatic joint injury. Much of his previous and current research has evaluated the neuromuscular mechanisms related to disability following lower extremity joint injury. Additionally, he has sought to develop novel intervention strategies to treat neuromuscular impairments and improve clinical outcomes.
Areas of Interest: knee, ankle, biomarkers, biomechanics, EMG, imaging, neural excitability, patient-reported outcomes
Grant Funding: Establishing a Comprehensive Strategy to Evaluate Early Posttraumatic Osteoarthritis. Source: National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation, New Investigator Grant
Improving Disability in Knee Osteoarthritis by Targeting Neuromuscular Deficits. Grant #: 1R21AR067560 -01 from National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease
Posttraumatic Osteoarthritis: Establishing a Comprehensive Evaluation Strategy. Grant #: R03AR066840-01A1 from National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease Research
Vibratory Stimuli: A Novel Rehabilitation Method for Preventing Post-Traumatic Knee Osteoarthritis. Grant #: MR140103 from Department of The Army

Kara Radzak, PhD, LAT, ATC
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Address: 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 453034, Las Vegas NV 89154
Phone: 702-895-4421
Email: kara.radzak@unlv.edu
NATA District: 8
Research Interests: Current research interests include the influence of both rested and fatigued state running biomechanics on the development of knee overuse injuries, the effect of injury in early adulthood on the development of osteoarthritis, and the impact of osteoarthritis and arthroplasty of the hip on the biomechanics of the knee.
Areas of Interest: hip, knee, biomarkers, biomechanics, imaging, patient-reported surveys
Keywords: knee overuse injury, iliotibial band syndrome, osetoarthritis, total hip arthroplasty

ChrisChris Raymond, MS, ATC, OTC, CES
Assistant Athletic Trainer, Southwestern University Athletics Department
Address: Corbin J. Robertson Center- 930 Southwestern Blvd. Georgetown, TX 78626
Phone: 518-944-3948
Email: cf.raymond1@gmail.com
NATA District: 6
Other Professional Organizations: NATA, TSATA, SWATA
Research Interests: Chondral defects in the knee / Osteoarthritis after ACL reconstruction / ACL repair using collagen/PRP gel
Areas of Interest: shoulder, knee, biomechanics, imaging, patient-reported outcomes
Keywords: ACL, chondral, osteoarthritis
Mr. Raymond’s CV

Adam B. Rosen, PhD, ATC
Adam Rosen Aug. 29, 2014Assistant Professor and Athletic Training Program Director, School of Health and Kinesiology, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Address: 6001 Dodge Street, HPER207Y, Omaha, NE 68182
Phone: 402-554-2057
Email: arosen@unomaha.edu
NATA District: 5
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, ASB
Research Interests: Lower extremity biomechanics and evidence-based sports medicine practices, specifically regarding chronic ankle instability and patellar tendinopathy.
Areas of Interest: knee, ankle, biomechanics, EMG, neural excitability, patient-reported outcomes
Keywords: ankle instability, patellar tendinopathy, biomechanics
Dr. Rosen’s MyNCBI Bibliography
Twitter username: @adam_rosen

Susan Saliba, PhD, ATC, PT, FNATA
Associate Professor, Kinesiology, University of Virginia
Address: PO Box 400407 Charlottesville, VA 22904
Phone: 434-243-4033
Email: Saf8u@virginia.edu
NATA District: 3
Other Professional Affiliations: APTA
Research Interests: Therapeutic Modalities/Physical Agents; Therapeutic Interventions (exercise, biofeedback) to treat musculoskeletal injury
Areas of Interest: low back, knee, ankle, biomechanics, EMG, neural excitability, patient-reported surveys, physical activity trackers, ultrasound imaging
Keywords: TENS, NMES, cryotherapy, lumbopelvic hip complex, core
Twitter Username: @susaliba
UVA Exercise and Sport Injury Lab

Dylan Sarver, ATC
SarverOrthopaedic Research Intern, University of Michigan
Address: 109 Zina Pitcher Place, BSRB 2278 Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2200
Phone: 734-764-4206
Email: dcsarver@umich.edu
NATA District: 4
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, ACSM, APS, PATS
Research Interests: Tendinopathy and post-traumatic osteoarthritis
Areas of Interest: shoulder, low back, hip, knee, ankle, biomarkers, biomechanics, imaging, patient-reported outcomes
Keywords: Tendon, joint, injury, degeneration, chronic
Mr. Sarver’s CV
Mendias Lab University of Michigan

Randy Schmitz, PhD, ATC
Professor of Kinesiology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
NATA District: 3
Research Interests: Biomechanical risk factors associated with alterations in knee cartilage health and accelerated OA development.
Areas of Interest: biomechanics, imaging, joint laxity, anatomical alignment, strength

Randy Schmitz, PhD, ATC
Professor of Kinesiology, Dept of Kinesiology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Address: 256 Coleman Bldg. UNC Greensboro, Greensboro NC 27402
Phone: 336-334-3031
Email: rjschmit@uncg.edu
NATA District: 3
Research Interests: Risk Factors of OA Development
Areas of Interest: knee, biomechanics, imaging, neural excitability, patient-reported surverys
Dr. Schmitz MyNCBI Bibliography
Applied Neuromechanics Research Group

Brandy Schneider, EdD, ATC
Program Director of Athletic Training, Department of Health and Exercise, Truman State University
NATA District: 5
Other Professional Affiliations: MOAPHERD

Janet E. Simon, PhD, ATC
Assistant Professor, Division of Athletic Training, Ohio University
Address: Grover Center E150, Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740-597-1876
Email: simonj1@ohio.edu
NATA District: 4
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, American Statistical Association
Research Interests: Measuring the outcomes of various athletic training interventions as well as evaluating long term health related quality of life and patient reported outcomes of high school and college athletes who suffer sport-related injury. Use and development of patient based outcomes instruments for the purpose of outcomes assessment and measuring the end result of healthcare services.
Areas of Interest: shoulder, low back, hip, knee, ankle, patient-reported outcomes
Keywords: HRQoL, PROs, osteoarthritis, former athlete
Dr. Simon’s CV
Dr. Simon’s Website

Cris Stickley, PhD, ATC
Associate Professor/Post-Professional Program Director, Department of Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Science, University of Hawaii
Address: 1337 Lower Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: 808-956-3798
Email: cstickle@hawaii.edu
NATA District: 8
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, ASB, ACSM, AACA
Research Interests: Biomechanics of lower extremity overuse; Gait changes following TKA and gait related risks for TKA failure.
Areas of Interest: hip, knee, biomechanics

Masafumi Terada, PhD, ATC
Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Kentucky
NATA District: 9
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, ACSM, Japanese Athletic Trainers’ Organization
Research Interests: His research seeks to alleviate the health care burden and minimize the long-term complications from lower extremity musculoskeletal pathologies with a focus on examining the consequences of the lower extremity joint injuries on sensorimotor and biomechanical alterations as well as self-reported disability.
Areas of Interest: knee, ankle, biomechanics, imaging, neural excitability, patient-reported outcomes
Keywords: sensorimotor function, kinetic chain, patient-reported function, restore
Dr. Terada’s MyNCBI Bibliography
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Abbey C. Thomas, PhD, ATC
AThomas_headshotAssistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Address: 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223
Phone: 704-687-8628
Email: afenwick@uncc.edu
NATA District: 3
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, ACSM
Research Interests: Dr. Thomas’ research focuses on understanding and treating post-traumatic osteoarthritis of the knee. Specifically, Dr. Thomas is interested in the neuromuscular and biomechanical consequences of ACL injury and how those factors contribute to joint degeneration. Her research utilizes a variety of biomechanical and neurophysiological techniques and principles to optimize recovery following ACL injury to improve long-term health in patients.
Areas of Interest: knee, ankle, biomechanics, EMG, imaging, neural excitability, patient-reported outcomes, strength, fatigue
Keywords: ACL, biomechanics, muscle activation, TMS
Grant Funding:
Effects of a Focused Plyometric Intervention on Biomechanics After ACL Reconstruction. Funding source: Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Intracortical Excitability of the Peroneus Longus Muscle in Patients with Chronic Ankle Instability. Funding source: Faculty Research Grant University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Dr. Thomas’ CV
Dr. Thomas’ MyNCBI Bibliography
Biodynamics Research Lab UNC Charlotte

Timothy W. Tourville, PhD, ATC
Tim TourvilleAssistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science and Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Vermont
Address: 95 Carrigan Drive, Stafford Hall 418A, Burlington, VT  05405
Email: timothy.tourville@uvm.edu
NATA District: 1
Other Professional Affiliations: OARSI, ORS, ACSM, NSCA, VAAT
Research Interests: My current research focus is specific to the treatment of PTOA and its relationship with changes in biochemical, biomechanical, imaging, and clinical- and patient-oriented outcomes during the onset and progression of the disease. Our current NIH-funded work involves the evaluation of cellular- and molecular-level adaptations in skeletal muscle following disuse and/or trauma. The overarching aim of this work is to identify potential targets for therapeutic intervention.
Areas of Interest: knee, biomarkers, biomechanics, imaging, neural excitability, patient-reported surveys, cellular and molecular skeletal muscle adaptations.
Keywords: osteoarthritis, knee, post-traumatic, biomarkers, skeletal muscle
Grant Funding:
-Skeletal Muscle Size and Function after ACL Rupture: Predictors of OA Progression.
Funding Source: NIH NIAMS K08AR066729  Tourville (PI).
-NIH NIAMS Student Loan Repayment Program Grant Recipient. October 2016 – September 2018
-Prevention of Skeletal Muscle Adaptations to Traumatic Knee Injury and Surgery.
Funding Source: NIH NIAMS R21AR069199 Toth (PI).
-Alternative Exercise Modalities to Improve Skeletal Muscle Function In Cancer Survivors.
Funding Source: SIH R21CA191532: Toth (PI).
-Will FIFA 11+, an injury prevention program decrease lower extremity injuries in high school athletics? Funding Source: Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation  Slauterbeck (PI).
Dr. Tourville’s Faculty Profile
Dr. Tourville’s Google Scholar Page
Vermont Athletic Trainers’ Association

Tricia Hubbard-Turner, PhD, ATC, FACSM
Tricia HubbardAssociate Professor/Athletic Training Program Director,
Department of Kinesiology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Address: 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223
Phone: 704-687-0868
Email: thubbar1@uncc.edu
NATA District: 3
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, ACSM
Research Interests: My research interests include understanding ligament healing and restoration of mechanical stability after an ankle sprain. Additionally the changes that occur as a patient develops chronic ankle instability and ankle osteoarthritis. I also focus on physical activity in those with ankle instability and ankle and knee osteoarthritis.
Areas of Interest: knee, ankle, biomarkers, biomechanics, imaging, patient-reported outcomes, physical activity
Keywords: Physical activity, ankle laxity, osteoarthritis, instability
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Paul A. Ullucci, Jr., PT, PhD DPT, ATC, SCS, CSCS, EMR
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Sacred Heart University
Address: Sacred Heart University, Department of Physical Therapy, 5151 Park Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825
Phone: 203-365-4724
Email: ulluccip@sacredheart.edu
NATA District: 1
Other Professional Affiliations: APTA, USBJI
Research Interests: Cervicogenic causes of concussion symptoms, patellofemoral pain, impact of hydration on human flexibility and stiffness.
Areas of Interest: low back, hip, knee, ankle, biomechanics, patient-reported surveys
Keywords: flexibility, stiffness, concussion, cervical spine, patellofemoral
Dr. Ullucci’s CV

Lee Weidauer, PhD, ATC
Research Associate, Ethel Austin Martin Program in Human Nutrition, South Dakota State University
NATA District: 5
Research Interests: My broad research interest is improving the quality of life for individuals by preventing injuries and chronic health conditions. Specifically, I am interested in genetic, hormonal, and musculoskeletal factors that predispose individuals to developing osteoarthritis. The long term goal of this work is to shift the prevention of osteoarthritis from secondary to primary prevention.
Areas of Interest: hip, knee, at risk individuals prior to OA onset, biomechanics, genetics, bone, hormones
Dr. Weidauer’s CV
Dr. Weidauer’s MyNCBI Bibliography
Dr. Weidauer’s Biography at SDSU
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Erik Wikstrom, PhD, LAT, ATC
Assistant Professor & Katherine Smith Gunter Fellow, Department of Exercise & Sport Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Address: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 311 Woollen Gymnasium Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: 919-962-2260
Email: wikstrom@unc.edu
NATA District: 3
Other Professional Affiliations: ACSM
Research Interests: My research focuses on sensorimotor control of the ankle following injury with particular emphasis on the coordination of balance. We apply biomechanical and neurophysiologic principles to better understand the pathophysiology of ankle injuries, elucidate the mechanisms that lead to chronic ankle instability (CAI), and post-traumatic ankle osteoarthritis. We are currently, focusing on sensory reweighting and establishing post-traumatic ankle osteoarthritis biomarkers.
Areas of Interest: knee, ankle, biomarkers, biomechanics, imaging, neural excitability, patient-reported surveys,
Keywords: Postural Control, Chronic Ankle Instability, Manual Therapy, Balance Training, Sensory Integration
Twitter Username: @ea_wikstrom
Dr. Wikstrom’s MyNCBI Bibliography
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