Steven Broglio, Ph.D., ATC.
teven Broglio is an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan in the School of Kinesiology and Departments of Neurology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is also Director of the NeuroSport Research Laboratory and member of the University of Michigan Injury Center. Dr. Broglio is a Certified Athletic Trainer who received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000, his Master’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002, his Doctorate from the University of Georgia in 2006. His first faculty position was in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign from 2006 to 2011. 

Dr. Broglio has been conducting sport concussion research since 1999, in which he has continually focused on improving athlete health and safety through injury prevention, early recognition, and management. These efforts have been supported by the National Athletic Trainers’ Research and Education Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and the Department of Defense and are chronicled in medical journals and book chapters. Dr. Broglio was awarded the new investigator
award by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in 2011 and Fellowship in the American College of Sports Medicine in 2014.

Areas of Interest: Sports medicine, mild traumatic brain injury prevention, biomechanics, assessment, and treatment, postural control

Research Coordinator
Ashley Rettmann

Ashley Rettmann is the research coordinator for the NeuroTrauma Research Laboratory under the direction of Dr. Steve Broglio. She is primarily responsible for the Longitudinal Clinical Study Core (CSC) of the Concussion, Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium. Ashley received her B.A. from Michigan State University and has over 10 years of administrative experience in ADHD, Pharmaceutical outcomes, and Concussion research. 

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Graduate Students

Richelle Williams, MS, ATC

Richelle is a third year doctoral student in the School of Kinesiology. She graduated from the San Diego State University in 2011 with a BS in Kinesiology with an emphasis in athletic training. She is a Certified Athletic Trainer. In 2013, she received her Master's of Science in Athletic Training from A.T Still University. Richelle's research primarily focuses on the effects of sub-concussive and concussive head impacts on cognitive function in high school football.

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Kathryn O'Connor, BA

Kathryn is a second year doctoral student in the School of Kinesiology. She graduated from the College of the Holy Cross where she played ice hockey and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2010. Within the NeuroTrauma lab, she primarily works on the Longitudinal Clinical Study Core of the Concussion, Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium project. Her research interests include the susceptibility to concussion in both athlete and military populations, biomechanics, and concussion assessment.

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Andrew Lapointe, MS
Andrew is a first year doctoral student in the School of Kinesiology. He graduated with a MS in Human Development in 2015 and a BS in Behavioral Neuroscience in 2012 from Laurentian University in Canada. His background includes research in sleep, animal research, biostatistics, neuroanatomy and quantitative electroencephalographic techniques.

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Margaret Dowling, BA

Margaret is a Master's in Public Health Student at the University of Michigan, focusing on Health Behavior and Health Education. She graduated from Lewis and Clark College in 2012 with a B.A. in Psychology. Her interest in concussion research began at Lewis and Clark where Margaret played DIII volleyball and basketball and worked as a student athletic trainer. At NeuroTrauma she is a Graduate Research Assistant for multiple research studies and manages the website.

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Michelle Galdys

Michelle Galdys earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in Biopsychology Cognition and Neuroscience (BCN) in 2015 and is currently working on her Master's in Social Work. Her research interests include the impact of concussions on mental health in athletes. Prior to joining the NeuroSport laboratory, Michelle worked with the Cancer Surveillance and Outcomes Research Team (CanSORT) through the University Health System. Michelle is also a Graduate Student Instructor for the Project Outreach program, a psychology lab course. 

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Undergraduate Students 

Rebecca Sigourney

Becca is a senior in the School of Kinesiology. She will graduate in the Spring of 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Movement Science with the intent to attend medical school after she graduates. Becca joined the Neurotrauma Research Lab in 2014 and began work for her senior thesis where she is specifically examining the effects of concussion on sleep. She is co-PI for Physical and cognitive activity following concussion.


Anthony McKeiver

Anthony is a senior Kinesiology student at UM. He is the Co-PI for Physical and cognitive activity following concussion.