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.
Tina is a second 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 focuses on active treatment and rehabilitation strategies following sport-related concussion.
Aliza is a Project Coordinator working with both the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Center and the Injury Prevention and Research Center on the NCAA-DoD CARE and Active Rehab studies. She graduated from Ithaca College in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. In May of 2017 she received her Master of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science with a concentration in Athletic Training from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include education, rehabilitation, and prevention of sport related concussion as well as foot and ankle injuries.
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.
Kristen Oakes is a native of Henderson, NC. She is a first-year Exercise and Sport Science major, and plans to apply to the Athletic Training track. Kristen plans to eventually get her Master's degree in Athletic Training, and hopes to work as an athletic trainer in a professional sports setting. She looks forward to gaining more knowledge of sports-related TBI as well as experience in the research setting at Gfeller.
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.
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.
Ashley (Littleton) Santo completed her doctoral studies (advisor: K. Guskiewicz) in 2015. Ashley is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Towson University.
Julianne (Toler) Schmidt completed her doctoral studies (advisor: K. Guskiewicz) in 2013. Julianne is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Georgia.
Liz Teel completed her doctoral studies (advisor: J. Mihalik) in 2017. Liz is now a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Research Institute at the McGill University Health Center in Montreal, Quebec (Canada).
Erin Wasserman completed a 1-year postdoctoral research fellowship (advisor: J. Mihalik) in 2016. Erin is now the Director of the NCAA Injury Prevention Program at the Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention.