Sports-Related Injury Research Interest Group

Proposed Research Teams/Collaborations: 

  • Concussion Research Team: 
    • Shellie Acocello, PhD, ATC;
    • Marisa Colston, PhD, ATC;
    • Carrie Baker, PhD, ATC;
    • Jeremiah Tate, PhD, ATC, RPT;
    • Thomas Devlin, MD, PhD;
    • Gary Wilkerson, EdD, ATC


  • Injury Prediction Research Team: 
    • Gary Wilkerson, EdD, ATC;
    • Jeremiah Tate, PhD, ATC, RPT


Wilkerson GB, Colston MA. Refinement of a prediction model for the occurrence of core and lower extremity sprains and strains in college football players. Journal of Athletic Training. 2015;50(6):643-650.

Wilkerson GB, Colston MA, Baker CS. Development and validation of a survey for estimation of musculoskeletal injury risk. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. 2016;26. Epub DOI: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000280.

Wilkerson GB, Simpson KA, Clark RA. Potential for improvement of visuomotor reaction time among college football players. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 2016;25.

Wilkerson GB, Gupta A, Allen JR, Keith CM, Colston MA. Utilization of inertial measurement unit data for quantification of college football injury risk. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2016;30.

Wilkerson GB. Neurocognitive Aspects of Sports Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Boston, MA, October 2, 2015.

Wilkerson GB. Neuromechanical Factors Influencing Core and Lower Extremity Injury Risk. Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society, Nashville, TN, January 16, 2016.

 Past and Current Research from Graduate Athletic Training Program