Grant Baldwin, PhD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Grant Baldwin is the Director of the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has served in this capacity since September 2008. Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for persons 1 to 44 years of age. DUIP is dedicated to reducing the number and severity of unintentional injuries through science-based programs and applied research. CDC is focused on preventing injuries and fatalities from motor vehicle-related crashes, older adult falls, prescription drug overdoses, and traumatic brain injuries – especially those caused in youth sports and recreation. Dr. Baldwin joined the CDC Injury Center in November 2006 as acting Deputy Director. In this role, Dr. Baldwin assisted the NCIPC Director in providing overall leadership and direction for the Center. He began his career at CDC in September 1996. Dr. Baldwin received his PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 2003. He also received a MPH in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in 1996. Currently, he is also an adjunct Associate Professor at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health.
Steven Broglio, PhD, ATC, University of Michigan
Steven Broglio PhD, ATC is an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan in the School of Kinesiology and Departments of Neurology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is also Director of the NeuroTrauma Research Laboratory and member of the University of Michigan Injury Center. Dr Broglio’s training began at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000 as a Certified Athletic Trainer, followed by a Master’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002, and his Doctorate from the University of Georgia in 2006. His first faculty position was in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign from 2006 to 2011. Dr Broglio has been conducting sport concussion research since 1999, in which he has continually focused on improving athlete health and safety through injury prevention, early recognition, and management. These efforts have been supported by the National Athletic Trainers’ Research and Education Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and the Department of Defense and are chronicled in medical journals and book chapters. Dr Broglio was awarded the new investigator award by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in 2011 and Fellowship in the American College of Sports Medicine in 2014.
Lloyd Carr, University of Michigan Head Coach (1995-2007); Associate Athletic Director (2008-10)
Lloyd Carr completed his 13-year career as Michigan’s head coach with a thrilling 41-35 victory over No. 9 Florida in the 2008 Capital One Bowl. Carr compiled a 122-40 overall record during his career and led the Wolverines to six 10-win seasons. He guided U-M to the 1997 national championship and five Big Ten Conference crowns. Carr’s 120 victories trail only Fielding H. Yost (165-29-10) and his mentor, Bo Schembechler (194-48-5), at Michigan. Carr was even more impressive in Big Ten play, compiling an 81-23 mark, and is the eighth coach in Big Ten history and third in Michigan history, joining Yost and Schembechler, to claim five or more Big Ten titles (1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004). Carr’s teams finished in the top three of the conference standings each of his final 11 seasons. Carr was a member of the Wolverine football staff for 28 years. Prior to being elevated to the head coaching position, Carr said he thought he held the greatest assistant coaching job in the country, serving 15 years under Schembechler (1980-89) and Gary Moeller (1990-94). Carr joined Schembechler’s staff in 1980 as defensive secondary coach, was the defensive coordinator for eight seasons, and then moved into the position of assistant head coach for five years before becoming head coach in 1995. Carr guided the school to a bowl game in each of his 13 seasons, with 11 of those appearances coming on New Year’s Day. He became the first Wolverine coach to win four straight bowl games, doing so with victories in the 2001 Citrus Bowl, 2000 Orange Bowl, 1999 Citrus Bowl and 1998 Rose Bowl games. Michigan was ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 for all but 14 of Carr’s 162 career games, including 65 appearances in the Top 10. In addition to his work on the football field, Carr has been involved in the University, community and coaching fraternity. He has been active in support of women’s athletics, endowing a women’s athletics scholarship that is presented annually to a U-M female student-athlete. He initiated the Women’s Football Academy and U-M Men’s Fantasy Football Experience which donate all proceeds to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. He also served on the NCAA Rules Committee and was a member of the American Football Coaches Association Board of Trustees. Carr began his coaching career as a high school assistant at Nativity High in Detroit (1968-69) and at Belleville (Mich.) High School from 1970-73. He was head coach at John Glenn High School (Westland, Mich.) from 1973-75, earning Regional Class A Coach of the Year honors in 1975 following an 8-1 season. His collegiate coaching career started with two seasons at Eastern Michigan (1976-77), followed by two seasons at Illinois (1978-79) before arriving at U-M. In 1997, Carr was inducted into the Catholic League and Northern Michigan University Halls of Fame. He was inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame during the 2004 season. Carr was inducted in the state of Michigan Sports Hall of Fame and the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame in 2011. Carr is married to the former Laurie McCartney. They have six children and 11 grandchildren.
Rudy Castellani, MD, University of Maryland
Dr. Rudy J. Castellani is tenured professor of pathology and director of neuropathology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Castellani is the recipient of numerous awards for scientific merit, clinical service, and teaching, including the 2010 Alzheimer Medal, the 2011 Harlan I. Firminger award for excellence in pathology teaching. Dr. Castellani was the former Chair of the VA study section for neurodegenerative diseases and trauma, and currently serves on the scientific committee for the International Concussion and Head Injury Research Foundation.
Sara Chrisman, MD, MPH, Seattle Children's Hospital
Sara P. Chrisman, MD, MPH is an Adolescent Medicine specialist and a scientist, and her research is centered around sports-related concussion. She has published multiple articles on concussion, including several on concussion legislation. She is passionate about preventing sports-related concussion utilizing innovative equipment, improved concussion detection, and legislation. She also has ongoing research involving the biomechanics of sports-related concussion and potential treatment approaches, and is the site principal investigator for a study jointly sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Department of Defense exploring concussion in varsity athletics.
Stefan Duma, PhD, Virginia Tech
Stefan Duma is the Harry C. Wyatt Professor and the Department Head for Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics at Virginia Tech. He has published over 400 technical papers in the field of injury biomechanics including applications in automobile safety, military restraints, and sport biomechanics.
Joanne C. Gerstner, MSJ, Michigan State University
Joanne C. Gerstner is an award-winning multi-platform sports journalist and author, and also an expert on the areas of sports media and sports concussions. She has covered the world’s biggest sporting events, from the Olympics to the World Cup, at outlets such as ESPN, The New York Times, The Detroit News, and PGA Magazine. Gerstner is the Sports Journalist in Residence at Michigan State University’s School of Journalism. She is a 2012-13 Knight Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, and a graduate of Oakland University and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Twitter: joannecgerstner Website: joannecgerstner.com
Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC, University of North Carolina
Kevin Guskiewicz is the Kenan Distinguished Professor, Athletic Trainer, and founding director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he has served on faculty since 1995. Over the past 22 years, his clinical research program has focused on sport-related concussion. He has investigated the effect of sport-related concussion on balance and neuropsychological function in high school and collegiate athletes, the biomechanics of sport concussion, and the long-term neurological effects of concussion in retired professional football players. Kevin has published over 150 journal articles and textbook chapters on sport concussion, and has helped sports medicine clinicians to improve diagnosis and management of this complex injury. More recently, his work is aimed at identifying biomarkers for determining the potential risk factors that predict symptom onset and progression of neurodegenerative disease in athletes who have played contact sports. Kevin earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia in 1995, after receiving a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from The University of Pittsburgh in 1992 and a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from West Chester University in 1989. He has been awarded Fellowship in the American College of Sports Medicine in 2003, the National Academy of Kinesiology in 2006, and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in 2008. In 2010 he was named to the NCAA’s Concussion Committee and the NFL’s Head, Neck, and Spine Committee. In September 2011, he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, given annually to individuals who “show exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work.” Kevin resides in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his wife, Amy, and four children, Jacob, Nathan, Adam, and Tessa.
Brian Hainline, MD, National Collegiate Athletic Association
Brian Hainline, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). As the NCAA’s first Chief Medical Officer, Brian oversees the NCAA Sport Science Institute, a national center of excellence whose mission is to promote and develop safety, excellence, and wellness in college student-athletes, and to foster life-long physical and mental development. The NCAA Sport Science Institute works collaboratively with member institutions and Centers of Excellence across the United States. For over 20 years, Brian has been actively involved in sports medicine. He co-authored Drugs and the Athlete, and played a pivotal role the development of drug testing and education protocols worldwide. He has served on the New York State Athletic Commission, the USOC Sports Medicine Committee, and was a founding member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Neurology Sports Neurology Section, where he serves as vice-chair. Brian has played a pivotal role in the development of health and safety standards in tennis, both nationally and internationally. He was Chief Medical Officer of the US Open Tennis Championships for 16 years, and then served as Chief Medical Officer of the United States Tennis Association before moving to the NCAA. He is chair of the International Tennis Federation Sport Science & Medicine Commission, and oversaw the rollout of international wheelchair tennis competition, a sport for which he wrote the rules of eligibility for both para- and quad-tennis. Brian is Clinical Professor of Neurology at New York University School of Medicine and Indiana University School of Medicine.
Jeffrey S. Kutcher, MD, University of Michigan
Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher is a sports neurologist in the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan and the Director of Michigan NeuroSport, the nation’s first academic sports neurology program. He is a team physician for the University of Michigan as well as the US Ski and Snowboard Association and was the Team Neurologist for the United States at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Dr. Kutcher serves as the Director of the National Basketball Association’s concussion program and has helped develop the concussion policies of the NCAA, as well as several college athletic programs and conferences. Additionally, he is a consultant for the National Football League Players’ Association and the National Hockey League Players’ Association. He led the effort to create the Sports Neurology section of the American Academy of Neurology and served as the section’s first chair. He also co-directs the annual Sports Concussion Conference for the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Kutcher speaks frequently, both nationally and internationally, on sports concussion and has been directly involved in the development of educational materials for athletes, coaches and parents. He has research interests in the diagnosis and management of sports concussion, as well as the short and long-term effects of the injury.
Ms. Lamba is a recent graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude. She will be employed in the commercial litigation department of the law firm of Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius, LLP in Philadelphia, PA, starting in October. Ms. Lamba graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, cum laude, in 2012 with a degree in health policy and law.
Michael McCrea, PhD, ABPP-CN, Medical College of Wisconsin
Dr. McCrea is Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology and Director of Brain Injury Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and a research neuropsychologist at the Clement Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is ABCN board-certified in clinical neuropsychology and is the past President of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN). Dr. McCrea has been an active researcher in the neurosciences, with numerous scientific publications, book chapters, and national and international lectures on the topic of traumatic brain injury. Dr. McCrea has led several large, multi-center studies on the effects of traumatic brain injury and sport-related concussion. Dr. McCrea has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on the acute and chronic effects of concussion, and he authored the text Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Postconcussion Syndrome: The New Evidence Base for Diagnosis and Treatment published by Oxford University Press. He currently serves on the National Football League (NFL) Head, Neck and Spine Committee and as a neuropsychology consultant for the Green Bay Packers, and served as a panelist on the 2008 and 2012 Zurich International Consensus Conference on Sports Concussion.
Tamara C. Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA, A.T. Still University
Dr. Tamara Valovich McLeod is the Athletic Training Program Director, Professor of Athletic Training, Research Professor in the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, and the John P. Wood, D.O., Endowed Chair for Sports Medicine at A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. Dr. McLeod completed her doctor of philosophy degree in education with an emphasis in sports medicine from the University of Virginia. She is the director of the Athletic Training Practice-Based Research Network and her research has focused on the pediatric athlete with respect to sport-related concussion. Dr. McLeod was a contributing author for the NATA Position Statement on the Management of Sport-Related Concussion, the lead author on the NATA Position Statement on the Prevention of Pediatric Overuse Injuries, and a consultant and contributing author on the Appropriate Medical Coverage for Secondary School-Aged Athletes. Dr. McLeod serves on numerous editorial boards, and publishes frequently in the athletic training and sports medicine journals and is a NATA Fellow.
Steven Pachman, Esq., Montgomery McCracken
Steve Pachman is a Partner in the Litigation Department of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based law firm, Montgomery McCracken. He regularly advises schools, coaches, athletic directors, and other school officials, as well as athletic trainers, physicians, and other health care professionals on institutional liability issues concerning sport-related concussions, and has defended individuals and school systems in catastrophic injury lawsuits arising out of alleged premature return-to-play decisions. Steve also is a frequent speaker on legal matters concerning the proper management of concussions, and has authored a number of articles on minimizing risk of legal liability for sport-related injuries. Steve is licensed to practice law in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. Steve received his law degree from Temple University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Temple Law Review and graduated cum laude. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, where he graduated summa cum laude.
Christopher Randolph, PhD, ABPP-CN, Loyola University Chicago
Dr. Randolph is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist, Professor of Neurology, and Director of the Neuropsychology Service at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago. He also holds the position of Vice-President, Neurocognition for MedAvante, which is a company that specializes in improving signal detection for clinical trials of new medications for central nervous system disorders. Dr. Randolph’s primary research interests are in neurodegenerative diseases and mild traumatic brain injury. He has published extensively on various issues related to sport-related concussion, including the natural history of recovery and associated short- and long-term risks of concussion.