Participating Members

Marjorie Albohm
Mike Alfonsi
Samantha Andrews
Shelby Baez
Katherine Bain
Thomas Barr
David M. Bazett-Jones
Derek Beeler
Rebecca Begalle
David Bell
Christopher Bates
Tom Birchmeier
Troy Blackburn
Stephan Bodkin
Timothy Boerger
Michelle C. Boling
Christopher Burcal
Julie Burland
Kenneth Cameron
Daniel Canty
Nicole Cattano
Paige Clawson
Katie Collins
Steven Davi
Meredith Decker
Craig Denegar
Derek Dewig
Lindsay Distefano
Michael Douglas
Jeffrey Driban
Elizabeth Enselman
Jean-François Esculier
Justin Fegley
Bret Freemyer
Conrad Gabler
Neal Glaviano
John Goetschius
Phillip Gribble
Terry Grindstaff
Dustin Grooms
JJ Hannigan
Matthew Harkey
Kyle Harris
Joseph Hart
Johanna Hoch
Matt Hoch
Jennifer Hootman
Jennifer Howard
Jennifer Hunnicutt
Michael Hunt
Christopher Ingersoll
Cale Jacobs
Dana Johnson
Sam Johnson
Christopher Johnston
Vijaya Juturu
Kyle Kosik
Chris Kuenze
Kenny Lam
Adam S. Lepley
Lindsey K. Lepley
Caroline Lisee
John Lopez
Carl Mattacola
Tim Mauntel
Dalton McDaniel
Melanie McGrath
Patrick O. McKeon
Michelle McLeod
Chris Mendias
Tom Nicolello
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
Justin Rush
Susan Saliba
Dylan Sarver
Christine Samson
Randy Schmitz
Brandy Schneider
Dave Sherman
Sarah Sherman
Oliver Silverson
Janet E. Simon
Michael Sitler
Cris Stickley
Masafumi Terada
Abbey C. Thomas
Danielle M. Torp
Timothy Tourville
Tricia Turner
Jason Uhlenhake
Paul Ullucci
Sarah Ward
Lee Weidauer
Liz Wellsandt
Andrea Wilkinson
Erik Wikstrom
Binnan Yu

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, PhD, ATC
Research and Innovation Coordinator, Straub Medical Center | Bone and Joint Center
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Hawai’i, Manoa
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-522-4822
Email: samantha.andrews@straub.net
NATA District: 8
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, FWATA, HATA, ASB
Research Interests: I primarily focus my research on the clinical and biomechanical manifestation of knee and hip OA.
Areas of Interest:  knee, hip, arthroplasty, arthroscopy, clinical outcomes, biomechanics
Keywords:  osteoarthritis, biomechanics, gait
Dr. Andrews’ CV
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Shelby Baez, Ph.D, ATC
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Michigan State University
Address: IM Sports Circle, 308 W. Circle Drive, 112C, East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-353-6689
Email: baezshel@msu.edu
NATA District: 4
Other Professional Affilitaions: NATA, ACSM
Research Interests: My primary research interest is to examine the efficacy of psychoeducation interventions and cognitive behavioral therapies on decreasing maladaptive psychological responses after traumatic knee injury. These techniques range from relaxation training and graded exposure therapy to the use of virtual and augmented reality. My secondary research interest is to identify the consequences of maladaptive psychological responses on the central nervous system, using techniques like fMRI and EEG.
Areas of Interest: Knee, Biomechanics, Imaging (MRI, CT, etc.), Patient-reported surveys
Keywords:
psychology, knee injury, neuroplasticity
Grant Funding:
Grant #: 1K3AR079056-01
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health – NIAMS
Project Title: Virtual Reality Mindfulness Meditation in Patients after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.
Purpose: The purpose of this grant is to examine the efficacy of virtual reality mindfulness meditation to decrease injury-related fear, and improve jump landing biomechanics and brain activity in women 9 to 12 months post-ACLR. This grant will also provide protected time for the primary investigator to be trained in neuroimaging and biomechanics implementation and analyses.
Project Period: 06/01/2021-05/30/2026.
Grant #: N/A
Funding Source: Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association
Project Title: Keeping the Mind in Mind: Use of Virtual Reality Mindfulness Meditation to Improve Outcomes in Patients after ACL Reconstruction
Purpose: The purpose of this grant is to examine the efficacy of virtual reality mindfulness meditation to decrease injury-related fear, and improve lower extremity reaction time in patients post-anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Project Period: 11/15/2020-11/14/2021.
Dr. Baez’s MyNCBI Bibliography
MSU AIR Labs
Twitter Username: @shelbybaezatc
Lab Twitter Usernames: @brainlabmsu, @AIRLabsMSU

Christopher Bates, ATC, CSCS*D, RSCC
Sports Medicine Manager, Head Athletic Trainer | US Water Polo
Email: cbates@usawaterpolo.org
NATA District: 8
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, NSCA

Katherine Bain, PT, DPT, ATC
Graduate Research Fellow, College of Health Sciences, University of Kentucky
Email: katherine.bain@uky.edu
NATA District: 9
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, APTA, VPTA
Research Interests: Understanding the inter-relationship of ankle and hip pathologies and their neuromuscular consequences.
Areas of Interest: hip, ankle, imaging, neural excitability, patient-reported outcomes
Keywords: hip, ankle, CAI, neuromuscular
Ms. Bain’s CV
Twitter Username: @BainerKt

David M. Bazett-Jones, PhD, AT, ATC, CSCS
Bazett_Jones_David_webAssociate Professor, Director of Post-Professional Athletic Training Program, Co-Director of the Motion Analysis & Integrative Neurophysiology (MAIN) Lab
University of Toledo, School of Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences
Address: 2801 W Bancroft St, HHS-Mailstop 119, Toledo, OH 43606
Phone: (419)-530-4241
Email: david.bazettjones@utoledo.edu
NATA District: 4
Other Professional Affilitaions
: National Athletic Trainers’ Association, American College of Sports Medicine, Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society, American Society of Biomechanics
Research Interests: Interested in patellofemoral pain in youth and adults, hip and trunk muscle function testing, running injury and lower extremity and trunk movement analysis. Generally, his research aims to understand how and why people have chronic knee pain and what we can do to intervene.
Areas of Interest: Biomechanics, EMG, Patient-reported surveys, Other — Muscle Function, Functional Testing
Keywords:
Patellofemoral pain, running, lumbo-pelvic-hip complex, muscle strength, biomechanics
ResearchGate
MAIN Lab
Twitter Username: @DrBazettJones

Derek Beeler, MS, ATC
Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Hawaii-Manoa
NATA District: 8
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA
Research Interests: Biomechanics of Gait; Lower Extremity Osteoarthritis; Overhead Throwing Motion Analysis; Changes in Gait Across the Lifespan; Lower Extremity Stiffness; Vertical Stiffness
Areas of Interest: shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, biomechanics, EMG, imaging, neural excitability
Keywords: gait, biomechanics, EMG, stiffness
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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

Tom Birchmeier, MS, ATC, CSCS
Doctoral student, Department of Kinesiology, Michigan State University
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NATA District: 4
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, GLATA, MATS, NSCA
Research Interests: My research interests pertain to strength and biomechanics following ACL reconstruction, specifically interventions that facilitate physically activity and joint health across the lifespan.
Areas of Interest: knee, biomechanics, EMG, neural excitability, patient-reported surveys
Keywords: ACL, activation, strength, kinetics, kinematics
Research Laboratory: Sports Injury Research Laboratory
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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

View More: https://brittanyfan.pass.us/stephanheadshotsStephan Bodkin, PhD, ATC
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Division of Geriatrics
Address: 13121 East 17th Avenue RM 3106 Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: 540-550-4079
Email: stephan.bodkin@cuanschutz.edu
NATA District: 7
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, ACSM, ORS, MUSC NM4R
Research Interests: My research interests consists of changes in muscle morphology that occur following traumatic joint injuries and throughout aging with the goal of promoting physical activity throughout the lifespan. Current projects are investigating imaging biomarkers to identify individuals that will present with low physical function or are at risk for aging conditions, such as sarcopenia.
Areas of Interest: Knee, Biomarkers, Biomechanics, Imaging (MRI, CT, etc.), Neural excitability (e.g., central activation ratio, spinal reflexes, TMS, etc.)
Keywords: ACL, Quadriceps, Muscle Morphology, Intramuscular adipose tissue
Dr. Bodkin’s Grant Funding:
Grant #: T32AG000279
Source: The National Institutes on Aging/NIH
Title: Location Specific Quantification of Intramuscular Adipose Tissue in Middle-Age and Older, Obese Adults.
Description: To identify differences in the anatomical locations of IMAT between middle-age and older, obese adults and to assess the relationships between IMAT distribution to functional outcomes.
Period: 2020-2022
Source: Veterans Affairs Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care (CARES Act)
Title: Detection of Strength Deficits During Telerehabilitation Using Low-Cost Smartphone Medical Diagnostics
Description: Implement a low-cost smartphone pinch grip and rapid questionnaire self-assessment to identify veterans with secondary sarcopenia due to COVID-19 and/or chronic kidney disease.
Period: 2020-2021
Source: University of Colorado School of Medicine (PM&R)
Title: Machine learning to quantify muscle changes, lean body mass, and function in obese adults.
Description: Develop, test, and distribute a machine-learning based analysis pipeline for the rapid and accurate estimation of lean body mass in obese adults.
Period: 2020-2021
Dr. Bodkin’s CV
Dr. Bodkin’s MyNCBI Bibliography
Twitter username: @Stephan_Bodkin

Timothy Boerger, PhD, ATC
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Medical College of Wisconsin
Address: 8701 W Watertown Plank Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Phone: 414-955-0991
Email: tboerger@mcw.edu
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, NASS, SfN
NATA District: 4
Research Interests: 1) how cervical spinal degeneration contributes to spinal cord compression related motor and sensory impairments; 2) impact of brain tumors on motor control
Areas of Interest: neck, brain, spinal cord, biomechanics, motor control, EMG, neural excitability, patient-reported outcomes
Keywords: cervical, spondylosis, myelopathy, balance, gait, brain tumor

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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Christopher Burcal, PhD, ATC
Chris Burcal, H&K faculty Aug. 16, 2017
Assistant Professor, School of Health and Kinesiology, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Address: HK 207V, 6001 Dodge St. Omaha, NE 68182
Phone: 402-554-3773
Email: cburcal@unomaha.edu
NATA District: 5
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA
Research Interests: I am interested in the neurological adaptations exhibited by patients with ankle injuries, specifically chronic ankle instability. I am interested at how these adaptations may progress throughout the lifespan, and ultimately how they may tie into post-traumatic osteoarthritis.
Areas of Interest: ankle, EMG, patient-reported outcomes, EEG
Keywords: balance, electroencephalography, therapeutic intervention, neurophysiology, motor control
Dr. Burcal’s CV
Dr. Burcal’s MyNCBI Bibliography

Julie Burland, PhD, ATC, CSCS
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Orthopaedics Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Spaulding National Running Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Harvard Medical School
Address: 1575 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02138
Emailjburland@bwh.harvard.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

Katie Collins, MS
Doctoral Student, Department of Kinesiology, Michigan State University
Address: 308 W. Circle Drive, Room 1, East Lansing, MI 48824
Email: colli784@msu.edu
Research Interest: Her research interests include utilizing clinical and biomechanical outcomes to improve return to physical activity following ACL reconstruction.
Areas of Interest: knee, ankle, biomechanics, EMG, neural excitability
Keywords: ACLR, biomechanics, gait, EMG, sensory reweighting
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Meredith Decker, MS, LAT, ATC, PES
Clinical Education Coordinator & Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Texas at Arlington
Address: 227 Maverick Activities Center Box 19259, Arlington, TX 76019-0259
Phone: 817-272-630
Email: mdecker@uta.edu
NATA District: 6
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, SWATA
Research Interests: My research interests center around the development and progression of knee osteoarthritis in physically active individuals several years post traumatic knee injury. My specific interests include understanding the kinematic and kinetic differences present during functional activities in ACLR individuals several years after injury.
Areas of Interest: knee, biomechanics, EMG, patient-reported outcomes
Keywords: knee osteoarthritis, ACL injury, biomechanics, functional deficits
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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

Derek Dewig, MA, ATC
Dewig_Derek_PhD_student_web_photo.jpgDoctoral Student, Exercise and Sport Science Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Address: 209 Fetzer Hall, CB #8700, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: 919-843-2014
Email: ddewig@live.unc.edu
NATA District: 3
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, ACSM
Research Interests: Biomechanical and neuromusuclar factors following ACL injury and their relation to PTOA development
Areas of Interest: knee, biomechanics, EMG, imaging (MRI, CT, etc.), neural excitability, patient-reported surveys
Keywords: biomechanics, excitability, quadriceps function, vibration, gait
Twitter: @derekdewig27
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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

Esculier_JF_fullJean-François Esculier, PT, PhD
Physical Therapist and Postdoctoral Fellow, Motion Analysis and Biofeedback Laboratory, Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia
Phone: 604-822-7948
Email: jean-francois.esculier@ubc.ca
Other Professional Affiliations: Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA-Sports Division), APTA, ACSM, OARSI, Arthritis Research Canada (ARC)
Research Interests: My current research is focused on running and knee pain, in particular knee osteoarthritis and patellofemoral pain. I’m looking at a combination of risk factors, biomechanics, load management, footwear, gait retraining, etc.
Areas of Interest: knee, biomechanics, imaging, patient-reported outcomes
Keywords: running, knee, osteoarthritis, patellofemoral
Dr. Esculier’s MyNCBI Bibliography
Motion Analysis and Biofeedback Laboratory, University of British Columbia
Twitter Username: @JFEsculier
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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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Glaviano_HeadshotNeal R. Glaviano, PhD, ATC
Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut, Department of Kinesiology
Address: 2095 Hillside Rd, U-1110 Storrs CT 06269
Phone: 860-486-6712
Email: neal.glaviano@uconn.edu
NATA District: 1
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, ACSM
Research Interests:  Understand the influence of patellofemoral pain on biomechanics, muscle function, patient-reported outcome measures, physical activity, and pain variability. Evaluating interventions to improve both short-term and long-term outcomes in individuals with patellofemoral pain.
Areas of Interest: knee, biomechanics, EMG, neural excitability (e.g., central activation ratio, spinal reflexes, TMS, etc.), patient-reported surveys
Keywords:  Patellofemoral pain, hip activation, physical activity, pain variability
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

JJ Hannigan, PhD, ATC, CSCS
Assistant Professor, Oregon State University – Cascades, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Email:  jj.hannigan@osucascades.edu
NATA District: 10
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, ASB, ISB, NSCA

Research Interests
: My research focuses on identifying biomechanical risk factors and improving rehabilitation outcomes for orthopedic injuries, including running-related injuries, knee osteoarthritis, and ACL tears.
Areas of Interest: hip, knee, ankle, biomechanics, EMG
Keywords: maximal running shoes, patellofemoral pain, ACL injury, knee osteoarthritis, total knee arthroplasty
OSU-Cascades FORCE Laboratory

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
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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
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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
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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
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 Jennifer L. Hunnicutt, PhD, ATC
Business Owner, Hunnicutt Writing and Consulting, LLC
 Address: Panama City Beach, FL
 Email: jenny@drhunnicutt.com
 NATA District: 9
 Other Professional Affiliations: NATA
 Research Interests: Through my writing and consulting business, I collaborate with global institutions, spearheading innovation and research among professionals and businesses in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. The broad focus of my research is to improve the functioning of individuals following ACL reconstruction. I aim to enhance early rehabilitation through the study of clinically oriented measures and patient-reported outcomes.
Areas of Interest: knee, biomechanics, patient-reported surveys
Keywords: rehabilitation, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, quadriceps tendon, patient-reported outcomes
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Michael Hunt, PT, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia
Other Professional Affiliations: Canadian Physiotherapy Association, OARSI
Research Interests: My research brings together clinicians and researchers to conduct clinically-relevant biomechanics research aiming to optimize physical function in individuals with musculoskeletal and neuromuscular injury and disease. This is achieved through two lines of complimentary research:
1) identification of abnormal movement patterns associated with injury and disease development or progression
2) examination of the effectiveness of non-surgical, non-pharmacological treatments to improve outcomes
Areas of Interest: hip, knee, ankle, biomechanics, EMG, imaging, patient-reported outcomes
Keywords: biomechanics, rehabilitation, knee osteoarthritis, gait
Dr. Hunt’s MyNCBI Bibliography
Motion Analysis and Biofeedback Laboratory, University of British Columbia
Twitter Username: @UBC_MABLab
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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
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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
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Christopher Johnston, PhD, ATC
Johnston_headshotAssistant Professor, High Point University, Department of Athletic Training
Address: One University Parkway, High Point, NC, 27268
Phone: 336-841-9482
Email: cjohnsto@highpoint.edu
NATA District: 3
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, ACSM
Research Interests: My research interests revolve around the biomechanical and neuromuscular consequences of lower extremity joint injuries and how this impacts sport performance, secondary injury risk, and long term joint health.
Areas of Interest: knee, biomechanics, Imaging (MRI, CT, etc.), patient-reported surveys
Keywords: ACL reconstruction, osteoarthritis, gait analysis, neuromuscular function
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Vijaya Juturu Ph.D., FACN, FAND
Photo_VJSenior Manager R &D, Lonza CHI Inc. Research & Development
Address: 412 Mt. Kemble Ave. Suite 200S Morristown NJ 07960
Phone: 973-615-0553

Email: vijaya.juturu@lonza.com
NATA District: New Jersey
Other Professional Affiliations: ASN, EB
Research Interests: Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis- Alternative therapies.
Areas of Interest: Biomarkers
Keywords: Inflammation, Immune response, Collagen type II, Osteoarthritis, Range of motion, Pain
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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
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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 DSCClinical Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan
Address: 2126 Observatory Lodge (OBL), 1402 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: 734-647-1615
Email: alepley@umich.edu
NATA District: 4
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
Dr. Adam Lepley’s CV
Dr. Adam Lepley’s MyNCBI Bibliography

Lindsey K. Lepley, PhD, ATC
Lindsey Lepley on Jan. 29, 2016. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)Assistant Professor, Athletic Training, University of Michigan, School of Kinesiology
Address: 830 N. University Ave. | Office 1225 Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: 734-764-3081
Email: llepley@umich.edu
NATA District: 4
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, ACSM, ASB
Research Interests: Dr. Lepley’s research program focuses on the identification of neuromuscular mechanisms and rehabilitation strategies to treat dysfunction after common orthopedic injury. Much of her previous and current research has identified adaptions in neuromuscular mechanisms that contribute to injury and disease with a particular emphasis on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture.
Areas of Interest: knee, biomechanics, EMG, imaging (MRI, CT, etc.), neural excitability e.g., central activation ratio, spinal reflexes, TMS, etc.)
Keywords: muscle atrophy, neural inhibition, crosstalk, PTOA
Grant Funding:

Title: Influence of eccentric exercise on muscle and joint health following ACL injury (1K01AR071503-01A1)
Role: Lepley, LK (PI)
Source: National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease Research (scored 20)
Description: To provide the evidence-based data needed to support the incorporation of eccentric exercise into rehabilitation, we will establish a non-invasive, clinically translatable, ACL injury in a rat model and describe the time course of biomechanical alterations, inflammatory response and PTOA progression (aim 1). We will then use this model to report the effectiveness of eccentric exercise to treat muscle weakness (aim 2) and promote bone and cartilage health after ACL injury (aim 3).

Title: The Effect of Fat Infiltration after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction on Quadriceps Mechanics and Patient Reported Function
Role: Lepley LK (PI)
Source: Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association Research
Description: To test the central hypothesis that a history of ACL reconstruction is associated with altered quadriceps mechanics, in concert with greater fat accumulation, that impede quadriceps function and are detrimental to patient reported outcomes.

Title: Eccentric exercise to promote immediate beneficial adaptations to muscle
Role: Lepley LK (PI)
Mentor: Butterfield TA
Source: National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation, New Investigator Grant
Description: To compare the cellular responses of vastus lateralis muscles that have been subjected to eccentrically or concentrically biased exercises in vivo.

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

Twitter Username: @LindseyLepley
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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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Tim Mauntel, Phd, ATC
Musculoskeletal Injury Research Lead, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, DoD-VA Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence
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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McGrath_headshot_256Melanie L. McGrath, PhD, LAT, ATC
Lecturer, School of Integrative Physiology and Athletic Training, University of Montana
Address:
239 McGill Hall, 32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT 59812
Phone: 406-243-6816
Email:
melanie.mcgrath@umontana.edu
NATA District: 10
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, NSCA
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Elizabeth Parke, PhD, ATC
Teaching Assistant Professor and Clinical Education Coordinator; Health, Human Performance and Recreation Department; University of Arkansas
Address: 155 Stadium Dr. HPER 308T, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone:  479-575-2858
Email: eaparke@uark.edu
NATA District: 6
Other Professional Affiliations: National Athletic Trainers Association
Research Interests: Research interest areas include knee biomechanics, osteoarthritis, and post-operative function of patients undergoing total or partial knee arthroplasty
Areas of Interest: knee, biomechanics
Keywords: Total knee arthroplasty, biomechanics, osteoarthritis, partial knee arthroplasty

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
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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
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Twitter username: @adam_rosen

Justin Rush, MS, ATC
Graduate Research Assistant, University of Toledo
Phone: 860-519-3521
Email: jrush4@rockets.utoledo.edu
NATA District: 1
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, Connecticut Athletic Trainers’ Association, American Red Cross
Research Interests: Neuromuscular function after ACL reconstruction. I am currently looking at different modalities (tDCS, TMS, etc.) that target the motor cortex to help improve neural function.
Areas of Interest: knee, ankle, biomechanics, EMG, imaging, neural excitability, patient-reported outcomes
Keywords: anterior cruciate ligament, transcranial direct current stimulation, neural excitability, quadriceps muscle function
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UConn SOAR Lab

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, 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: Biomechanical risk factors associated with alterations in knee cartilage health and accelerated 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

Sarah Sherman, PT, DPT, ATC
Physical Therapist, University of Toledo Medical Center
Address: 1000 Regency Court, Toledo, OH 43623
Email: sgstone23@gmail.com
Phone: 419-383-2733
NATA District: 4
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, APTA
Clinical Interests: Consideration of wellness (short and long term) in the care of the patient and collaboration with other healthcare professionals to provide patient centered care.
Patient Populations of Interest: shoulder, low back, hip, knee
Patient Reported Outcome Measures Used: IKDC, LEFS, ACL-RSI, DASH

Oliver Silverson, MS, ATC
PhD Student, University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Rehabilitation Science
Address:UKHC Sports Medicine-Turfland, 2195 Harrodsburg Road, Suite 125, Lexington, KY426 Church St SE, Rm. 366, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 207-450-9507
Email: silve567@umn.edu
NATA District: 4
Other Professional Affiliations:NATA, GLATA, MNATA, SEATA, KATS
Research Interests: I am currently researching shoulder biomechanics and rehabilitation strategies. My research interests surround upper extremity kinematics as they relate to function and pathology.
Areas of Interest: shoulder, biomechanics
Keywords: scapula, biomechanics, shoulder, upper extremity
Grant Funding: Reliability and Validity of a Clinical Assessment Tool for Measuring Scapular Mobility. Funding Source: NATA Research and Education Foundation. Objectives: Examine the reliability of a new clinical assessment tool and investigate the validity of the device for the clinical assessment of the scapula. Project Period: May 2018-2019.
Minnesota Rehabilitation Biomechancs Lab

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
Assistant Professor, Ritsumeikan University, College of Sport and Health Science
Address: 1-1-1 Noji-higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577, JAPAN
Phone: 81-77-561-3703
Email: mterada@fc.ritsumei.ac.jp
NATA District: International
Other Professional Affiliations: NNational Athletic Trainers’ Association, American College of Sports Medicine, Japan Athletic Trainers’ Organization, Japanese Society for Athletic Training, International Society of Biomechanics, Japanese Society of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine, Japanese Society of Biomechanics
Research Interests: My primary area of research deals with ankle and knee injuries to reduce the long-term consequences of these conditions over the lifespan. We studies these injuries from a multifactorial perspective using diverse tools ranging from laboratory- based outcome measures of biomechanics and motor control to patient-generated outcome measures.
Areas of Interest: knee, ankle, Biomarkers, Biomechanics, Imaging (MRI, CT, etc.), Neural excitability (e.g., central activation ratio, spinal reflexes, TMS, etc.), Patient-reported surveys
Keywords: Ankle Sprain; Chronic Ankle Instability; Joint Health; Sensorimotor Adjustments
Grant Funding:
Grant #: 20K19433
Funding Source: The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science,Grant‐in‐Aid for Young Scientists
Project Title: Breathing out Ankle Instability: Addressing Impairments in Diaphragm Function associated with  Chronic Ankle Instability
Project Period: 2020/04 2022/03

Grant #: 17H04756
Funding Source: The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science,Grant‐in‐Aid for Young Scientists A
Project Title: Improving lower extremity injury prevention through risk identification
Project Period: 2017/04 2019/03
Dr. Terada’s MyNCBI Bibliography

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

Danielle M. Torp, MS, ATC
torpDoctoral Student, Department of Kinesiology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Address: 9201 University City Blvd., 230 Belk Gym, Charlotte, NC 28223
Email: dtorp@uncc.edu
NATA District: 3
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, ACSM
Research Interests: My research interests include utilizing the impairment-based rehabilitation model for individuals with chronic ankle instability to develop gait re-training protocols and novel interventions using various feedback mechanisms. Additionally, I am interested in using diagnostic ultrasound to assess morphological characteristics of the lower extremity that may be leading to the development and associated neuromuscular and biomechanical deficits seen in individuals with CAI.
Areas of Interest: ankle, biomechanics, EMG, imaging, patient-reported outcomes
Keywords: ankle instability, diagnostic ultrasound, biomechanics, rehabilitation
Biodynamics Research Lab UNC Charlotte
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Twitter username: @dmtorp

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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Jason Uhlenhake, MS, LAT, ATC
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Athletic Trainer, Regenexx
Address: 6151 Thornton Ave. Suite 200 Des Moines, IA 50321
Phone: 515-421-4096
Email: juhlenhake23@gmail.com
NATA District: 5
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA
Research Interests: Treating athletic injuries with orthobiologics
Areas of Interest: shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, imaging
Mr. Uhlenhake’s CV

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

Sarah Ward, PhD, PT
Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Department of Exercise Sciences, University of Auckland
Address: Building 907 New Market Campus, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Email: sarah.ward@auckland.ac.nz

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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Liz Wellsandt, PhD, DPT
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Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Therapy Education, Nebraska Medical Center
Address: 984420 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-4420
Phone: 402-559-4309
Email: elizabeth.wellsandt@unmc.edu
Other Professional Affiliations: OARSI, APTA, ACR
Research Interests: Biomechanical and functional outcomes analysis in individuals with knee injuries, with a primary interest in the influence of these factors on the secondary development of osteoarthritis.
Areas of Interest: knee, biomarkers, biomechanics, imaging, patient-reported outcomes
Keywords: post-traumatic osteoarthritis, ACL, knee, biomechanics, MRI
Twitter Username: @ewellsandt
Dr. Wellsandt’s CV
Dr. Wellsandt’s MyNCBI Bibliography
Dr. Wellsandt’s Research Laboratory

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
Sports Medicine Research Laboratory

Binnan Yu, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS
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Doctoral Student Rehabilitation Science University of Washington
Address: 325 Ninth Avenue, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104 , Box 359612
Phone: 507-858-5256
Email: by29@uw.edu
NATA District: 10
Other Professional Affiliations: NATA, NSCA
Research Interests: gait and jumping biomechanics, coordination and variability of the movement pattern with nonlinear dynamical system analysis and statistical machine learning
Areas of Interest: knee, ankle, biomechanics, EMG, patient-reported outcomes
Keywords: gait biomechanics, nonlinear dynamical system analysis, statistical machine learning, jumping biomechanics

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