Lindsay J. DiStefano, PhD, ATC

Department Head
Professor (PI)

Department of Kinesiology

Research Associate, Human Performance Laboratory

Research Overview

My research interests center around sport-related musculoskeletal injury prevention with a specific focus towards ACL injury prevention and injury prevention in a youth population. I am currently studying an injury prevention program in a military population, evaluating the development of risk factors for injury in children, and investigating new methods to translate injury prevention to the community. Past research experiences include studying the effects of injury prevention programs in youth athletes, evaluating the necessary components of injury prevention programs, and prospectively investigating risk factors for ACL injury.


1999-2003 Bachelor of Science – Athletic Training; Boston University, Boston, MA
2003-2005 Master of Arts – Exercise and Sport Science; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
2005-2009 Doctor of Philosophy – Human Movement Science; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Recent/Selected Publications

Research Gate

Contact Information
Phone(860) 486-1118
Mailing Address2095 Hillside Rd
Storrs, CT 06269