Expert on the consequences of repetitive head impacts and concussions in children through contact sports. Also CTE, concussion management and education, anatomy, neuroanatomy, clinical reasoning.
- Consequences of repeated head impacts to a child’s developing brain through youth contact sports, including football, hockey, and soccer
- Consequences of concussions occurring in the developing brain of a child
- Chronic traumatic encephalopathy and other consequences of experiencing repeated head impacts through both childhood, adolescence and/or adulthood
- Concussion management and pressures on clinicians to return athletes to play before they are ready
- Human anatomy and neuroanatomy, including anatomy education and preparing pre-health students to use their clinical reasoning skills to apply anatomy in their future
- Author of "The Brain on Youth Sports: The Science, the Myths, and the Future"
- First to publish on the long-term consequences of experiencing repeated brain trauma through youth contact sports.
- Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Predoctoral Fellowship, NIH, NINDS
- 2015 Clint Thompson Award for Clinical Practice Advancement, Journal of Athletic Training, National Athletic Trainers’ Association