Director 
Steven Broglio, Ph.D., ATC.

Steven 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, 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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Graduate Students

Kathryn O'Connor, BA


Kathryn is a third-year doctoral student in the School of Kinesiology. She is also working on a Master's degree in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from the School of Public Health. 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. For her dissertation, she will focus on athletes and cadets at the United States Service Academies.

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Andrew Lapointe, MS

Andrew is a second year doctoral student in the School of Kinesiology. He is also in the process of obtaining his Certificate in Injury Science from the School of Public Health. He graduated with a MSc in Human Development in 2015 and a BSc in Behavioral Neuroscience in 2012 from Laurentian University in Ontario, Canada. His background includes research in sleep, animal research, biostatistics, neuroanatomy and quantitative electroencephalographic techniques. 

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Jennylee Swallow, 


Jennylee is a first year master’s student in the School of Kinesiology. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience in 2015 from Westminster College, Utah.  She is currently working on the Biomarkers research project.

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Tessa Groll


Tessa is a first year master's student in Kinesiology. She is an alum from Purdue University with degrees in Interdisciplinary Engineering and Movement & Sport Science. Her focus in Interdisciplinary Engineering is Mechanical Engineering and has research experience within that as well as biomechanics. She is an avid horseback rider and hopes to pursue concussion studies within the equestrian world. Currently, Tessa is working on assessing effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation for people with a concussion history.

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Undergraduate Students 

Griffin Feinberg



Griffin is a first year undergraduate student at the University of Michigan. He graduated from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School in Rumson, New Jersey where he was a varsity letter winner in Football and Lacrosse, graduated with high honors, and was a member of both the National and Spanish Honor Societies. He is currently studying Movement Science in the School of Kinesiology and is Pre-Med.

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Kyle Kramer
Kyle is a third-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.

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Emily Wittrup

Emily is a second year student in the College of Engineering studying Data Science. She is also involved in St.Mary Student Parrish on campus and hopes to apply data science to health related fields 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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Lauren Dougherty


Lauren is a second-year student at the University of Michigan in the School of Kinesiology where she is majoring in Movement Science. She is also working toward a minor in Spanish from the School of Literature, Science and the Arts. After finishing her undergraduate studies, Lauren plans on attending medical school to pursue her interest in sports medicine. In the NeuroTrauma Lab, she assists with projects and data entry.  

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Paulina Vokulich

Paulina is a third year undergraduate student at the University of Michigan. She is in the School of Kinesiology studying Health and Fitness. 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.

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Sarah Renberg

Sarah is a freshman 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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Danil Young

Danil's bio is in the works. Stay tuned.

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Kaitlyn Todd

Kaitlyn is a second-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 researching the ways that statistical analyses can be applied to literature. In the NeuroTrauma lab, she is currently working on studying the effects of concussion and lower-body injuries on NHL players. 

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Honorary Members

Doug Van Pelt


Doug has been an honorary member of the laboratory for over a year now. He can be seen pouting about the Cowboys being eliminated by the Packers.  

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Will Aronson



Will has been an honorary member of the laboratory for over a year now. In his spare time, he lives with Jennylee and takes joy target practicing and NERF wars.



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Ellie Rettmann




Ellie is in the making. CV and email will be updated sometime in April



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