Julianna is a second year doctoral student in the Interdisciplinary Program in Human Movement Science. She graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2013. She received her Master of Science in Zoology with a neuroendocrine focus from North Carolina State University in 2015. Her research interests include neuroimaging, the physiology of mTBIs, and rehabilitation in both military and athletic populations. She is also completing the graduate certificate in biomedical imaging while at Chapel Hill.
Liz is a fourth year doctoral student in the Interdisciplinary Program of Human Movement Science. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a Bachelor's of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science with Highest Honors 2011. In 2013, she received her Master of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport Psychology at Pennsylvania State University, in State College, PA. Liz's research interests include rehabilitation protocols for concussed individuals and using electroencephalograms to understand the neuroelectric deficits behind concussions.
Tina is a first year doctoral student in the interdisciplinary Program of Human Movement Science. She graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in May 2013. In August 2015, she received her Master of Science in Athletic Training from Texas State University. Upon completion of her Master's degree, she gained additional experience in a Post-Professional Residency in Athletic Training, with a Specialization in Orthopedic Rehabilitation at Ben Hogan Sports Medicine. Tina’s research interests include treatment and active rehabilitation of concussion and the cumulative effects of concussive and subconcussive head impacts on sensory systems.
Eleanna is a fourth year Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience graduate student. She graduated from Barnard College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Economics in 2010. In May 2015 she received her Master of Arts degree in Psychology, with a focus in Cognitive Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include neurocognitive long-term outcomes of sport-related concussion, as well as the long-term effects of concussion on memory.
Maryalice serves as the Senior Project Manager for the BeMod study. Maryalice is a registered nurse with over thirty-five years’ experience, including child psychiatry, general pediatrics, and pediatric critical care. She completed her undergraduate degree in Nursing from Duquesne University and received her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certification and Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Michigan. She has been directly involved in injury prevention research for 16 years. She is responsible for the day to day operation of the study including recruitment of schools, management of data collection and oversight of intervention fidelity.
Paula currently serves as the Project Manager for the Concussion, Disclosure Behaviors, Attitudes, Norms and Knowledge in Civilian and Military Emerging Adults (BANK) and Active Rehab Studies. Both of these studies work in conjunction with the Injury Prevention Research Center. Paula completed her undergraduate degree in Latin American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Master’s in Public Health, Health Behavior at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Paula is responsible for the implementation of these studies and the overall day to day operations.
Leah serves as the Assistant Program Coordinator for the BBHP and serves as a Research Associate for both the Center for the Study of Retired Athletes and the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research. Both of these work in conjunction with the Matthew Gfeller Center. Leah completed her undergraduate degree in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of North Carolina- Wilmington and her Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She is responsible for assisting with various research studies as well as with day-to-day operations.
Ayana King is a native of Woodbridge, NJ and a returning sophomore. She has declared Exercise and Sport Science as her major and hopes to specialize in Athletic Training by applying to the Athletic Training program this Fall. Ayana also hopes to pursue her interests in Biology and Spanish by declaring both as minors. She returns this year as a Research Assistant and also works with the Tar Heel Football team. Ayana looks forward to continuing her work with the Matthew Gfeller Center team again this year.
Courtney Perkins is a native of Marion, SC. She is currently a junior Exercise and Sport Science major with a Specialization in Athletic Training. Courtney has worked with UNC varsity sports teams including football and softball, as well as some local high schools. She aspires to someday work within the National Football League as an athletic trainer. Courtney looks forward to obtaining more knowledge and experience from this position.
Lisa Marie Rosario is a native of Tampa Bay, FL, and is an incoming first-year student. She is declaring Exercise and Sport Science as her major with a specialization in Athletic Training. Lisa will pursue her passion for Sports Medicine here at the University of North Carolina and will apply to the Athletic Training program next Fall. She is pursuing a higher education after many years of professional experience and comes from a military background where she supported her husband’s military career. Lisa is eager to learn and gain experience within this field.