Breakout Session (1)
Albert Sabin Education Center - D.2.46
Technical Research Methods and Tools
Study Discussion: Coupled Biomechanical-Epidemiological Studies of Injury Risk Factors in School-Based Geographic Populations
Timothy Hewett, PhD, FACSM
Dr. Hewett is a professor and director of research at The Ohio State University Sports Health and Performance Institute. He is also a professor at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine Biodynamics Center and the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Hewett has a doctorate in physiology
and biophysics and post-doctoral fellowships in biomechanics and molecular biology. Dr. Hewett has more than 165 peer-reviewed publications and has authored a book and multiple book chapters,
is a permanent member of a National Institutes of Health Study Section, is on the editorial board for several medical journals and is an international expert in the field of injury prevention, especially of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries.
Summarize the epidemiology and potential risk factors of knee and ACL injury risk.
Discuss theories relating to the gender gap in athletic knee injuries, including anatomic, hormonal and neuromuscular gender differences.
- Design screening protocols to identify high-risk athletes that demonstrate neuromuscular control deficits.
- Develop neuromuscular training interventions for decreasing ACL injury risk.
Breakout Session (2)
Albert Sabin Education Center: Sabin Auditorium
Behavioral Research with High Risk Populations
Robert T. Ammerman, PhD and Jenny G. Noll, PhD
Download Robert Ammerman's presentation (pdf).
Download Jennifer Noll's presentation (pdf).
Dr. Ammerman is a professor of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s and scientific director, Every Child Succeeds. He received his PhD in 1986 in clinical psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. He is certified in cognitive and behavioral psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Ammerman’s research interests include enhancing early childhood prevention programs with a focus on maternal mental health, trauma, and social/emotional development in children. Dr. Ammerman is the recipient of grants from the National Institute on Mental Health, National Institute on Child Health and Development, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research, and Vira I. Heinz Foundation.
Dr. Noll is a professor of Pediatrics in the Divisions of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology with a joint appointment in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Cincinnati Children’s. Her primary program of research has focused on the bio-psycho-social health consequences of severe child abuse.
Through long-term, prospective longitudinal study, Dr. Noll and her colleagues have published some of the most definitive research attesting to the abuse sequelae spanning a host of developmental outcomes including obesity, health-care utilization, teen pregnancy, premature delivery, steep disturbances, stress-responsivity and cognitive abilities. Dr. Noll has forged a particular niche within the field of child maltreatment with her focus on the comprehensive assessment of sexual attitudes and activities, as well as variations in sexual development observed in teens abused as children. In her current R01, more than 500 females are being assessed longitudinally throughout adolescence in order to explicate pathways to aberrant sexual development that are directly attributable to the trauma of childhood abuse. Dr. Noll has conducted several longitudinal studies of abused populations spanning as many as 25 years and has been able to accomplish retention rates of up to 96 percent. She has ample experience recruiting large numbers of abused adolescents and has forged agreements and long-term relationships with protective service agencies who have granted access to these populations. Most recently, Dr. Noll has conducted research regarding adolescent internet use patterns, exposures to sexual media, online social behaviors and risk for internet-initiated victimization. Dr. Noll also holds a regulatory position as the Research Subject Advocate for Cincinnati Children’s CTSA where she functions as the chair of the IRB and Safety Subcommittee for all CTSA studies throughout the health sciences campuses (i.e., Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, University Hospital, the VA Hospital and the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center).
- Discuss behavioral research methods, instrumentation, and procedures as they apply to high-risk populations studied in the home setting.
- Describe the use of innovative assessments for assessing parent-child relationships and biological indicators of psychological functioning.
- Describe data analytic approaches to longitudinal data collected in the context of behavioral research.