Kim Barber Foss
Athletic Trainer- Lockland HS
Kim has more than 27 years of experience as a certified athletic trainer. She has bachelor’s degrees in athletic training and sociology from North Dakota State University and master’s degrees in sports medicine and biomechanics from the University of Oregon. She has worked in the collegiate, high school, and clinic settings, but her passion is working with high school-aged athletes. She was the athletic trainer at Linn-Mar High School in Iowa for seven years before moving to Cincinnati 14 years ago. While there, she developed a student trainer program, the first AED program in the state, and established a fully equipped clinic for athlete health on site. Through Cincinnati Children’s, Kim provides care at Lockland High School. Kim and Lockland were recently awarded the NATA Safe Sports School Award 1st Team distinction. Kim also received the 2018 Gatorade Outstanding Secondary School Athletic Trainer of the Year Award for GLATA.
Kim has published extensively, most notably in the areas of injury epidemiology, biomechanics, and concussion. Before moving to Ohio she was the coordinator for the large-scale NATA project, the National High School Sports Injury Registry. Her current position is senior research assistant and she works with the Division of Sports Medicine in writing grants and conducting various research projects, most recently in the area of concussion prevention and EEG. Kim has presented her research at conferences around the country.
Kim is an adjunct professor with Northern Kentucky University and assistant professor in the graduate school at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. She previously was an adjunct at Mount St. Joseph University. She is a member of the NATA, GLATA, and OATA and belongs to several committees within those organizations. She is a member of the NATA Leadership Development Program, NATA Foundation Mentor Program and has been nominated for the NATA Foundation Medal for Distinguished AT Research. Kim is a recipient of the 2019 NATA Service Award. She is also a member (representing the NATA) of the Board of Directors of the National Operating Committee on the Standards of Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE).