Current Projects

NCAA/DoD Grand Alliance Concussion Education Research Education (CARE) program

The University of Delaware is one of 30 colleges and universities nationwide partaking in the largest concussion research study ever conducted. The goal to gain a better understanding of the neurobiopsychosocial nature of concussive injury and recovery in order to ultimately enhance the safety and health of our student-athletes, service members, youth sports participants and the broader public.

Funding: NCAA and Department of Defense.
Project Period: July 2015 – Current

Service Academy Longitudinal mTBI Outcomes Study (SALTOS)

To examine the effects of mTBI and subconcussive neurotrauma on intermediate and long term neurocognitive, neurobehavioral, and long term military performance. The project also aims to Examine clinical, biological, genetic, and physiological data in pursuit of prognostic biomarkers and predictors of favorable and unfavorable outcomes following mTBI and subconcussive neurotrauma.

Funding: DoD/Heny M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
Project Period: February 2020 – Current

Unresolved Post-Concussion Balance Deficits and Subsequent Musculoskeletal Injury

The goal of this project is twofold – 1) to identify persistent and lingering deficits in postural control following concussion utilizing Single and Dual Task dynamic and transitional postural control tasks and, 2) to determine if these persistent deficits are associated with subsequent musculoskeletal injuries.

Funding: National Institute of Health/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Project Period: September 2014 – Current

Neurobiological Consequences Subconcussive Impacts and Concussion in Ice Hockey

The goal of this project is to examine the influence of repetitive head impacts in collegiate ice hockey players motor performance and neuroimaging (MRI).

Funding: Office of Naval Reserch, Delaware Economic Development Office (prior)
Project Period: September 2016 – Current