Graduate Student, Kinesiology (Affiliate)
My research interest is in lower extremity injury prevention in youth and athlete populations. Specifically, translating findings to the real world, focusing on functional methods of injury risk assessment and injury prevention, which not only benefits athletes by keeping them on the field, court and ice, but also provides often busy sports medicine clinicians with tools to ease their load. Since arriving at UCONN, I have worked closely with Dr. Lindsay DiStefano on dissemination and implementation projects aiming to improve neuromuscular control thereby decreasing injury risk.
BA in Biology, Colby College, 2005
MS in Athletic Training, Plymouth State University, 2010
Swartz EE, Mihalik JP, Beltz EM, Day MA, Decoster LC (2014) Facemask Removal is Safer than Helmet Removal for Emergent Airway Access in American Football. The Spine Journal. 14(6):996-1004
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