Pediatric Sports Medicine

  • Meet the Team

    Sports Medicine is home to specialists with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child’s unique needs. Learn more about our faculty members and physical therapists.

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    Director

    A photo of Kelsey Logan.

    Kelsey Logan, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACP
    Director, Division of Sports Medicine

    513-636-4366

    kelsey.logan@cchmc.org

    Kelsey Logan, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACP

    Director, Division of Sports Medicine

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4366

    Email: kelsey.logan@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Concussion; female athlete issues; overuse injuries in sport

    Research

    Concussion; female athlete health

    Biography

    Kelsey Logan, MD, MPH, is director of the Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati.  She joined Cincinnati Children’s in 2013 from the Ohio State University, where she was from 2009-2013 as an assistant professor of internal medicine and pediatrics and the medical director of the sports concussion program and a team physician for OSU Athletics.  Prior to OSU, Dr. Logan was an assistant professor of pediatrics at Connecticut Children's Medical Center and faculty at Elite Sports Medicine at CCMC, from 2006-2008.  She graduated from Samford University with a degree in sports medicine and from medical school at the University of Alabama.  She then completed her residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and sports medicine fellowship at the University of Wisconsin.

    Dr. Logan is involved in multiple professional organizations.  She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics, where she serves on the Executive Committee of the Young Physicians Section and was chair from 2010-2011.  She is also active in the AAP Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness.  She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, where she serves on the publications and research committees.  She served on the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports from 2010-2013.  She is involved in the Ohio AAP chapter and Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association, for whom she was elected a 2013 Team Physician of the Year.

    Education and Training

    MD: The University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, 2000.

    Residency: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, 2004.

    Fellowship: Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine, The University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2006.

    Masters of Public Health: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2011.

    Certification: Internal Medicine, 2004; Pediatrics, 2005; Sports Medicine, 2006.

    Publications

    Faculty

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    Kate E. Berz, DO
    Assistant Program Director, Pediatric Sports Medicine Fellowship

    513-636-4366

    kate.berz@cchmc.org

    Kate E. Berz, DO

    Assistant Program Director, Pediatric Sports Medicine Fellowship

    Staff Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4366

    Email: kate.berz@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    DO: Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, VA, 2008.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Sports Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.

    Nicholas M. Edwards, MD, MPH

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-0250

    Fax: 513-636-6374

    Email: nicholas.edwards@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Physical activity promotion; overweight/obesity prevention and treatment; infectious disease in athletes; injury risk and biomechanics in overweight/obese adolescents

    Biography

    Dr. Edwards is an Assistant Professor and a pediatrician who specializes in sports medicine and performs research related to physical activity and overweight/obesity in youth.  His training background is in medicine and public health, and he has presented his work nationally at scientific meetings. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including small private practices and large medical centers. He has provided medical coverage for numerous athletic events, ranging from youth sports to the Division I collegiate level, and ranging from small local events to large community events such as marathons.

    Education and Training

    BS: University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI, 1999.

    MD: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, WI, 2003.

    Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Madison, WI, 2006.

    Fellowship: Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2007.

    Fellowship: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2009.

    MPH: University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN, 2009.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics, 2006.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Sports Medicine, 2007.

    Publications

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    Edwards NM, Casey R, Johnson R. Extensive arterial embolus in the arm of a college runner with thoracic outlet syndrome: a case report. Clin J Sport Med 2009;19(4):331-2.

    Edwards NM, Schwarzenberg SJ. Designing and implementing an effective pediatric weight management program. Rev Endocr Metab Disord. 2009;10(3):197-203.

    Published Abstracts

    Edwards NM, Pettingell S, Borowsky I. Where Perception Meets Reality: Weight Self-Perception and Weight Behaviors in a Nationally Representative Sample of Overweight Adolescents. In: Poster Session 3 Selected Posters from 725-P through 965-P. Obesity. 2008 Oct;16(S1):S316.

    Edwards NM, Johnson R, Dutton, N. A Prospective Study of Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Carriage in Symptomatic [sic] University Athletes. In: ADDENDUM - 2007 Poster Presentations American Medical Society for Sports Medicine 16th Annual Conference Albuquerque, New Mexico April 21-25, 2007 (Abstracts Received After 2007 Deadline). Clin J Sport Med. 2008 May;18(3):307.

    Edwards NM. Knee Pain in a Football Spectator - Another Argument Against Excessive Television Viewing. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2007 May;39(5 Suppl):S145.

    Manuscripts in Press

    Edwards NM, Pettingell S, Borowsky IW. Where Perception Meets Reality: Self-Perception of Weight and Weight-related Behaviors in a Nationally Representative Sample of Overweight Adolescents.  Pediatrics. 2009 March. 


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    Paul J. Gubanich, MD, MPH
    Fellowship Director, Division of Sports Medicine

    513-803-4954

    paul.gubanich@cchmc.org

    Paul J. Gubanich, MD, MPH

    Fellowship Director, Division of Sports Medicine

    Associate Professor

    Phone: 513-803-4954

    Email: paul.gubanich@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Sports concussion; medical problems in athletes; injury prevention; performance enhancement;  musculoskeletal ultrasound

    Research

    Sports concussion; promotion of positive health behavior; injury prevention

    Biography

    Paul J. Gubanich is board certified in internal medicine and holds a CAQ in sports medicine.  He completed his residency and fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic where he remained a staff physician in the Department of Orthopaedics from 2005-11. During his tenure at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Gubanich worked with athletes of all levels including serving on the medical staff of the Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers, Indians, and Barons. In addition, he worked with Baldwin Wallace College, Cleveland City Schools, as well as a various professional, collegiate, high school, and youth organizations. 

    Dr. Gubanich earned his master’s degree in public health from Case Western Reserve University in 2007.  He served as the director of primary care sports medicine research and director of sports wellness and safety.  Dr. Gubanich developed the Sports Concussion Program at the Cleveland Clinic and Healthy Futures, a childhood wellness initiative to promote positive health behavior in at risk youth. 

    Prior to relocating to Cincinnati Children’s in 2013, Dr. Gubanich was an assistant professor of internal medicine and sports medicine at the Ohio State University.  Dr. Gubanich served as research director for the Sports Concussion Program and team physician for Ohio State University Athletics, the Ohio Machine and Columbus City Schools. He was appointed medical director of the New Albany Wellness Center. Nationally, Dr. Gubanich is a member of the ACSM, ACP, and the AMSSM on which he serves on the research committee and faculty for the annual Fellows’ Research and Leadership Conference. 

    Dr. Gubanich’s clinical and research interests include the management of sports concussion, treatment of musculoskeletal and medical problems in athletes, performance optimization, injury prevention, and returning athletes to play. Dr. Gubanich has a passion for the promotion of positive health behavior and physical activity for athletes of all ages and levels of competition.

    Education and Training

    Undergraduate: Ohio University, Athens, OH, 1997.

    Medical School: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2001.

    Residency: Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 2004.

    Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 2005.

    Graduate: Masters of Public Health, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2007.

    Publications

    Timothy Hewett

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4366

    Fax: 513-636-6374

    Email: tim.hewett@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Sports Injury Prevention and Advanced Athletic Development

    Research Interests

    Muscle Physiology

    Biography

    Timothy E. Hewett, PhD, is the director of the Sports Medicine Biodynamics Center at Children's Hospital Research Foundation. He is a professor in Pediatrics and Orthopaedic Surgery in the College of Medicine and an associate professor in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Hewett is best known for his work in the area of the prevention of knee injuries in female athletes.

    Dr. Hewett possesses a doctorate in Physiology and Biophysics and postdoctoral training in Molecular Biology. His research interests range from the molecular alteration of muscle contraction to the development of new methods for injury prevention and athletic development.

    Dr. Hewett has lectured and published on the topic of dynamic neuromuscular joint control strategies and their use for preventing knee injuries across the country, from Harvard University to the University of Florida. He has been a keynote speaker at The Mayo Clinic and Kentucky Sports Medicine and a visiting professor at Texas Tech University.

    Dr. Hewett's work has been featured by the news media across the country, from the front page of the New York Times to Good Morning America. He has published over sixty of his research articles in medical journals, and his research has received numerous awards, including the Excellence in Research and Odonohue Awards from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Young Investigator Award from the American Heart Association and The Research to Reality Award from the Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Neuromuscular Intervention Targeted to Mechanisms of ACL Load in Female Athletes. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. 2008-2011. #1 R01 AR049735.

    Multi-faceted Approach Modeling ACL Injury Mechanisms. Principal Investigator. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.  2009-2013. #R01 AR056259-01.


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    Adam W. Kiefer, PhD
    Director of Research Education, Division of Sports Medicine

    513-636-1231

    adam.kiefer@cchmc.org

    Adam W. Kiefer, PhD

    Director of Research Education, Division of Sports Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-1231

    Email: adam.kiefer@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Augmented/virtual reality; behavioral dynamics; biofeedback; dynamical disease; exercise science; individual/team coordination; nonlinear dynamics; quantitative methods; sports medicine

    Biography

    Dr. Kiefer's research takes a complex systems approach to performance enhancement and injury prevention in sport, and integrates innovative technologies such as augmented and virtual reality, eye tracking, and biofeedback tools with established training practices to improve training outcomes. His expertise in behavioral dynamics and dynamical disease provides an innovative approach to measuring, modeling and analyzing the complexity of healthy and pathological human performance in a variety of contexts. Opportunities for mentorship in the research process are available, and participation by interested fellows and prospective graduate students is encouraged.

    Education and Training

    BS: University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, La Crosse, WI.

    MS: Barry University, Miami, FL.

    PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

    Post Doctoral: Brown University, Providence, RI.

    Publications

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    Gregory D. Myer, PhD, FACSM, CSCS*D
    Director of Research, Division of Sports Medicine

    513-636-4366

    greg.myer@cchmc.org

    Gregory D. Myer, PhD, FACSM, CSCS*D

    Director of Research, Division of Sports Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4366

    Fax: 513-636-6374

    Email: greg.myer@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    Over the past decade, Dr. Myer, PhD, has published more than 180 articles (including over 40 in 2013) in peer reviewed medical journals and has published books and several book chapters related to his research on the biomechanics of knee injury, sports performance and knee injury prevention training.

    Dr. Myer has received numerous awards for his excellence in sports medicine research. Among those awards are The Clint Thompson Award for the development of ACL prevention strategies (2005, 2010); NCAA Research Award (2010); National Strength & Conditioning Association Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Specialist of the Year, the Association of Bone & Joint Surgeons Nicolas Andry Award, and Journal of Sports Physical Therapy Excellence in Clinical Inquiry Award. 

    Dr. Myer is serving or has served as an investigator on several nationally funded grants focused on injury prevention and rehabilitation which have contributed multi-million research dollars in direct costs to his institution. He is a member of and lecturer to the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the National Athletic Training Association and serves as an invited lecturer to the and American Physical Therapy Association.

    Education and Training

    BA: Franklin College, Franklin, Indiana, 1996.

    MS: Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1998.

    PhD: Rocky Mountain University, Provo, Utah 2010.

    Postdoc: Ohio State University (Sports Medicine, Physiology and Cell Biology).

    Publications

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    Mark V. Paterno, PT, PhD, MBA, SCS, ATC
    Coordinator, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    513-636-4366

    mark.paterno@cchmc.org

    Mark V. Paterno, PT, PhD, MBA, SCS, ATC

    Coordinator, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4366

    Fax: 513-636-6374

    Email: mark.paterno@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Mark V. Paterno, PT, MS, MBA, SCS, ATC, has a special interest in sports medicine, ACL injuries in female athletes and balance and proprioception.

    Education and Training

    PT, MS: Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, 1994.

    EMBA: Troy State University, Troy AL, 2002.

    Certifications: Sports Certified Specialist (SCS) 2001. NATA certified Athletic Trainer , 1998.

    Publications

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    Catherine C. Quatman-Yates, PT, DPT, PhD
    Physical Therapist III, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    513-636-4651

    catherine.quatman@cchmc.org

    Catherine C. Quatman-Yates, PT, DPT, PhD

    Physical Therapist III, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4651

    Fax: 513-636-0516

    Email: catherine.quatman@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Orthopaedics; sports medicine; adolescent injury prevention

    Education and Training

    BS: Sports Administration, minors in Psychology and Communications, Edinboro Unversity, 2002.

    MS: Sports and Exercise Management, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2004.

    PhD: Sport and Exercise Sciences, Sociology Emphasis in Network Theory and Analysis, The Ohio State Unversity, Columbus, OH, 2006.

    DPT: University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, 2010.

    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow: Sports Medicine Biodynamics Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2010-2012.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Postural Sway Complexity as a Biomarker for Concussion in Children and Adolescents. Principal Investigator. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Division of Patient Services PS2 Award. Jul 2013-Jun 2015.

    Gregory Walker, MD, FAAP

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-626-1242

    Email: gregory.walker@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Physical inactivity in youth; concussion

    Biography

    Gregory Walker, MD, FAAP, obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. He completed a year-long fellowship in the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Research Training Program in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed his pediatric residency training at the University of Arizona and his primary care sports medicine fellowship at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

    Dr. Walker is an assistant professor in the Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati. He is active in numerous professional organizations including: the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness (COSMF), the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine.

    Education and Training

    MD: The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2009.

    Fellowship: Clinical Research Training Program, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 2008.

    Residency: Pediatrics, the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2012.

    Fellowship: Primary Care Sports Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics, 2012.

    Physical Therapists

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    Kelli A. Beem, PT, DPT
    Physical Therapist I, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    513-636-4651

    kelli.beem@cchmc.org

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    Amber N. Boyd, PT, DPT
    Physical Therapist I, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    513-636-4651

    amber.boyd@cchmc.org


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    Chad Cherny, PT, DPT, MS, SCS, CSCS
    Physical Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    513-636-4651

    chad.cherny@cchmc.org

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    Nancy R. Durban, PT, MS, DPT
    Physical Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    513-636-4651

    nancy.durban@cchmc.org


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    Alyson R. Filipa, PT, DPT, MS, SCS, CSCS
    Physical Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    513-636-4651

    alyson.filipa@cchmc.org

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    Daniel P. Guibord, PT, DPT
    Physical Therapist I, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    513-636-4651

    daniel.guibord@cchmc.org


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    Kathryn C. Hickey, PT, DPT, CSCS
    Physical Therapist I, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    513-636-4651

    kathryn.hickey@cchmc.org

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    Jason A. Hugentobler, PT, DPT, CSCS
    Physical Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    513-636-4651

    jason.hugentobler@cchmc.org


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    Katie M. Hugentobler, PT, DPT
    Physical Therapist I, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    513-636-4651

    katie.hugentobler@cchmc.org

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    Julie A. Lee, PT, DPT
    Physical Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    513-636-4651

    julie.lee@cchmc.org


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    Rachel D. Martin, PT, DPT
    Physical Therapist I, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    513-636-4651

    rachel.martin1@cchmc.org

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    Robyn N. McHugh, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
    Physical Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    513-636-4651

    robyn.byrnes@cchmc.org


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    Barbara S. Nolte, PT
    Physical Therapist I, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    513-636-4651

    barbara.nolte@cchmc.org

    A photo of Katie Quatman-Yates.

    Catherine C. Quatman-Yates, PT, DPT, PhD
    Physical Therapist III, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    513-636-4651

    catherine.quatman@cchmc.org

    Catherine C. Quatman-Yates, PT, DPT, PhD

    Physical Therapist III, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4651

    Fax: 513-636-0516

    Email: catherine.quatman@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Orthopaedics; sports medicine; adolescent injury prevention

    Education and Training

    BS: Sports Administration, minors in Psychology and Communications, Edinboro Unversity, 2002.

    MS: Sports and Exercise Management, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2004.

    PhD: Sport and Exercise Sciences, Sociology Emphasis in Network Theory and Analysis, The Ohio State Unversity, Columbus, OH, 2006.

    DPT: University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, 2010.

    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow: Sports Medicine Biodynamics Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2010-2012.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Postural Sway Complexity as a Biomarker for Concussion in Children and Adolescents. Principal Investigator. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Division of Patient Services PS2 Award. Jul 2013-Jun 2015.

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    Beth A. Richey, PT, DPT
    Physical Therapist I, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    513-636-4651

    beth.richey@cchmc.org

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    Meredith Sheaffer, PT, DPT, CSCS
    Physical Therapist I, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    513-636-4651

    meredith.sheaffer@cchmc.org


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    Jennifer Tarplee, PT, DPT
    Physical Therapist I, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    513-636-4651

    jennifer.tarplee@cchmc.org

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    Elizabeth (Beth) Woeste, PT, MPT
    Physical Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    513-636-4651

    elizabeth.woeste@cchmc.org


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    Christin Zwolski, PT, DPT
    Physical Therapist I, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    513-636-4651

    christin.zwolski@cchmc.org