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Expert on the consequences of repetitive head impacts and concussions in children through contact sports. Also CTE, concussion management and education, repetitive concussions, anatomy, neuroanatomy.
- 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
- Concussion attitudes, knowledge, and beliefs held by athletes and how they influence an athlete's willingness to report a concussion.
- Author of "The Brain on Youth Sports: The Science, the Myths, and the Future", included as a Choice Reviews Best Academic Title of 2022.
- First to publish on the long-term consequences of experiencing repeated brain trauma in 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