Samantha Scarneo

Graduate Student, Kinesiology (Affiliate)


Research Overview

Most currently, my research interests have been focused on injury prevention in athletics. Primarily, youth and high school sport safety through the review, critique and investigation of policies and procedures at the state, high school association and high school levels. Proper polices and procedures, including having the appropriate medical staff on coverage for sporting events, is essential to prevent athletes from potentially long term consequences from sport. I am currently working on a concussion study with a company called BrainScope, to identify if their product is able to evaluate a concussion objectively. I am also currently involved with a project called the “Comprehensive Safety Initiative” in which we hope to create personalized medicine approaches to policy and procedure changes at the high school level. Previously, I have worked on several heat and hydration research studies, soccer studies invesitigating the prevention of lower extremity injuries and aquatic based programs and their implementation into rehabilitative programs

Education

University of New Hampshire; Graduated 12/2011; B.S in Athletic Training
University of Connecticut; Graduated 05/2012; M.S. in Exercise Science

Featured Publications

Scarneo SE, Root HJ, Martinez JC, Denegar C, Casa DJ, Mazerolle SM, Dann CL, Aerni GA, DiStefano LJ. Landing Technique Improvements after an Aquatic-Based Neuromuscular Training Program in Physically Active Females. J Sport Rehabilitation

Casa DJ, Hosokawa Y, Huggins RA, Stearns RL, Adams WM, Beltz EM, Belval LN, Curtis RM, DiStefano LJ, Eason CM, Fortunati AR, Iannicelli JP, Katch RK, Lepley AS, Lepley LK, Mazerolle SM, Pike AM, Rafeldt DA, Root HJ, Scarneo SE, Vandermark LW. (2016, January) “Concern Emerges About Proper Implementation of Consensus Statement Guidelines.” [Letter to the Editor] NATA News, 8-9.

Cook SB, Scarneo SE, McAvoy RM. Physiological effects of an acute bout of shallow water sprinting. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education. 2013;7(2):105-115.

Scarneo SE, Beltz EM, Root HJ, Martinez JC, DiStefano LJ. Lower Extremity Injury Risk in Youth Female Basketball Athletes With and Without a History of Concussion. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. Poster Presentation. Med Sci Sports Exercise 2016.

Beltz EM, Root HJ, Martinez JC, Scarneo SE, DiStefano LJ. Injury Risk in Athletes With and Without a History of Lower Extremity Injury. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. Poster Presentation. Med Sci Sports Exercise 2016.

Looney DP, West CA, Huggins RA, Fortunati A, DiStefano LJ, Scarneo SE, Casa DJ. Relating Internal and External Loads in Collegiate Men’s Soccer Players During Off-Season Training. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. Poster Presentation. Med Sci Sports Exercise 2016

Root HJ, Beltz EM, Martinez JC, Scarneo SE, DiStefano LJ. Team-Specific Needs-Based Injury Prevention Program Improves Landing Technique in Youth Female Athletes. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. Poster Presentation. Med Sci Sports Exercise 2016.

Contact Information
EmailSAMANTHA.SCARNEO@UCONN.EDU
Mailing Address2095 Hillside Road, Unit 1110
Storrs, CT 06269