Director

Steven Broglio, Ph.D., ATC
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Steven Broglio is a 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-Champaignfrom 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.S. from Michigan State University, has obtained her clinical research professional certification and has over 10 years of administrative experience in ADHD, Pharmaceutical outcomes, and Concussion research.

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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Katherine Breedlove, Ph.D., ATC
Dr. Breedlove is a postdoctoral research fellow in the NeuroTrauma Research Laboratory. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Boston University in 2008. Upon graduation she worked as the assistant athletic trainer with football at Stony Brook University in New York. She then continued on to Purdue University where she earned a Master of Science (2011) and Doctor of Philosophy (2014) in Kinesiology. During this time she also completed two internships with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Prior to the University of Michigan, Dr. Breedlove also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Delaware investigating the effect of cumulative head impacts during a hockey season as measured with magnetic resonance imaging, head impact mechanics, and clinical outcome measures. Her areas of interest are the biomechanics of head injury, neuroimaging, and the integration of technology into sports medicine.

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Doctoral Students

Allyssa Memmini, MS, ATC
Allyssa is a Certified Athletic Trainer who obtained her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015. She then continued her graduate education at the University of Kentucky (UK) earning her Master's of Science in Athletic Training in 2017. While she was at UK, she worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer with the Men's & Women's Cross Country and Track & Field Teams. As a first year doctoral student in the School of Kinesiology, she is a research assistant in the NeuroTrauma Lab and a graduate student instructor for the undergraduate athletic training program. Her areas of interest include sports medicine, assessment and rehabilitation of lower extremity biomechanical deficits, and mild traumatic brain injury prevention and care.




Graduate Students

Alison Crew
Alison is a first year master's student in Kinesiology. She graduated from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri with a degree in athletic training. Her research experience includes cupping and correlation between muscle volume and strength. In the lab, she assists with projects and data entry.

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Christine Callahan, BA
Christine is a first year master's student in the School of Kinesiology. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She hopes to use concussion research to improve concussion prevention methods for athletes. 

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Undergraduate Students

Lauren Dougherty
Lauren is a senior at the University of Michigan. She is in the School of Kinesiology studying Movement Science. She is also working on a minor in Spanish from the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. After completing her undergraduate studies, Lauren hopes to become a Physician’s Assistant where she can continue to pursue her interest in medicine. She is currently working on a project that is using eye tracking to detect long term deficits in subjects, post concussion.

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Kyle Kramer
Kyle is a fourth-year student at the University of Michigan in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts studying Computer Science and Applied Statistics. Kyle hopes to work in the Cybersecurity industry after he completes his degree. He enjoys watching sports, specifically baseball and hanging out with friends. He is currently using his computer science skills to analyze the effect of injuries on performance in athletes within the MLB.








Paulina Vokulich
Paulina is a fourth year undergraduate student at the University of Michigan. She is in the School of Kinesiology studying Health and Fitness. She plans to pursue a masters program to become a Physician's Assistant in the Sport Medicine field. Paulina is very passionate about the connection between psychology and movement. She is currently working in the NeuroTrama Lab and assisting with projects and data collection. In her free time, she loves to exercise, do yoga, cook,and read. 

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Danil Young
Danil Young is a Senior at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology where he is majoring in movement science. After graduating in the Spring, Danil plans on attending medical school where he will pursue his interests in emergency/sports medicine. In the NeuroTrauma lab, Danil helps with projects and data entry.








Griffin Feinberg
Griffin Feinberg is a 3rd year undergraduate student majoring in Movement Science while completing the Movement Science honors program. He is the Vice President of the Kappa Chapter of Phi Epsilon Kappa and intends on applying to medical school following graduation. 

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Emily Wittrup
Emily is a third-year student in the College of Engineering studying Data Science. She is also involved in St.Mary Student Parrish on campus and hopes to work with data science in the healthcare field after she graduates. Her current research is focused on analyzing the effect of injuries and concussions on players in the NFL.

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Kaitlyn Todd
Kaitlyn is a third-year student in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. She is pursuing an honors major in English and a minor in Statistics. After finishing her undergraduate studies, she plans on pursuing a PhD in English and studying the ways that statistical analyses can be applied to literature. In the NeuroTrauma lab, she is currently researching the discrepancies between the portrayal of journal articles in the media and the content of the articles themselves. 








Sarah Renberg
Sarah is a sophomore from Bethesda, Maryland in the University of Michigan College of Language, Science, and the Arts' Honors Program. While undecided on a major, she plans to pursue medicine after completing her degree. In addition to her work in the lab, she helped start the Headway Foundation, a non-profit that aims to improve concussion management in sports. For fun, Sarah enjoys long hikes, coaching youth ice hockey, and experimenting in the kitchen.

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Lucas Fox
Lucas is a sophomore studying Movement Science within the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan. He is also planning to minor in Environmental Sustainability from the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. Lucas is extremely interested in the basketball sporting world and is hoping to pursue a career in sports medicine or research. In the NeuroTrauma lab, he is helping analyze the effect of injuries and concussions on players in the NFL.

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