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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Michelle Galdys, BA

Michelle is a Masters Candidate in Social Work at the University of Michigan, focusing on Interpersonal Practice and Mental Health. Michelle graduated from the University of Michigan College of Literature Science and the Arts in 2015 with a B.A. in Biopsychology Cognition and Neuroscience. Prior to joining the NeuroTrauma laboratory, Michelle worked with the Cancer Surveillance and Outcomes Research Team (CanSORT) through the University Health System doing breast cancer research. Michelle is also a Graduate Student Instructor for the Psychology Department and interns with the Complex Care Management Program through the University of Michigan’s Medical School. Her research interests include the impact of concussions on mental health in athletes.

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Tessa Groll

Tessa is an incoming Masters Student in the...

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Tanu Bhargava


ch program, a psychology lab course. 

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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's bio is in the works. Stay tuned.

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Ningxian Fan

Ningxian is a fourth year Computer Science student at the University of Michigan School of Engineering. Currently, she is working to program an application that can visualize real-time accelerometry data. After graduation, she hopes to be able to pursue her dream of becoming a dentist and opening her own clinic. She hopes to use her CSE degree to help improve the quality and efficiency of care for her future patients.

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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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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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