My research focuses on using biomechanical analysis to understand and prevent injury and improve athletic performance.
I am excited to have the opportunity to work with outstanding faculty and students as a full-time faculty member in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program (MSAT). I am passionate about the athletic training profession and have been an AT educator for well over 10 years. Prior to my current position, I worked in the Athletic Training program at Stony Brook University in the capacity of assistant professor/clinical coordinator. Before my tenure at Stony Brook, I worked clinically in the Seton Hall University Department of Athletics and also served as a clinical instructor, research mentor and adjunct faculty member for the MSAT program. I have had the pleasure of watching the SHU MSAT grow from its inception and have been impressed with the athletic training student body and the overall success of its graduates. I enjoy integrating my previous clinical and research experiences to enhance my teaching.
My three major research interests are the throwing shoulder, acute management of spine injuries, and triathlon performance. Specifically, I am interested in injury pathomechanics and conservative treatment strategies of the shoulder in overhead throwers, acute management of spine injuries in the lacrosse athlete, and mechanical efficiency in triathletes, especially during the cycling segment.
In my personal life, I enjoy training and competing in triathlons and other distance events.
- PhD, Seton Hall University
- MS, University of Wisconsin- La Crosse
- BS, SUNY Cortland
- Archbishop John J. Myers Outstanding Educator Award in Health Sciences Education – 2014
- Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association Graduate Student Oral Presentation Award – 2012
- Alpha Eta Honor Society, Stony Brook University – 2010
- New York State Athletic Trainers' Association Research Grant – 2009
- 1st Place Non-Commercial DVD/Video, NATA Multimedia Contest – 2007