The Sports Institute’s Research

We collaborate with researchers to improve clinical care, execute studies that advance sports medicine and identify best practices in sports safety.

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine position statement on concussion in sport.

This statement reviews the definition, pathophysiology and epidemiology of SRC, the diagnosis and management of both acute and persistent concussion symptoms, the short-term and long-term risks of SRC and repetitive head impact exposure, SRC prevention strategies, and potential future directions for SRC research. The AMSSM is committed to best clinical practices, evidence-based research and educational initiatives that positively impact the health and safety of athletes

Br J Sports Medicine

Longitudinal Clinical and Neuroimaging Evaluation of Symptomatic Concussion in 10- to 14-year-old Youth Athletes.

This study longitudinally assessed 10- to 14-year-old patients with sports and recreational concussion (n = 22) who remained symptomatic 3 to 4weeks post-injury compared with typically developing controls (n = 24).

J Neurotrauma

Parental concern about concussion risk for their children.

Assess demographic patterns of parental concern or worry about concussion for their children; compare parent worry about concussion to worry about other health threats.

Social Science Medicine

CDC Guideline on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Children: Important Practice Takeaways for Sports Medicine Providers. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an evidence-based guideline on the diagnosis and management of pediatric mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in 2018. This commentary provides key practice takeaways for sports medicine providers outlined in the Guideline recommendations.

Clinic J Sports Medicine

What Do Parents Need to Know About Concussion? Developing Consensus Using the Delphi Method. 

Many schools and sports leagues provide preseason concussion education to parents/guardians, and in some jurisdictions, it is required for interscholastic sports participation. However, directives about content are absent or vague.

Clinic J Sports Medicine

Quantitative Volumetric Imaging and Clinical Outcome Characterization of Symptomatic Concussion in 10- to 14-Year-Old Adolescent Athletes.

Prior work suggests that younger athletes may be more vulnerable to postconcussive syndrome. We investigated measures of clinical outcome and quantitative volumetric imaging in 10- to 14-year-old adolescent athletes to better understand the impact of concussionon this younger population.

J Head Trauma Rehabil

Concussion Incidence, Duration, and Return to School and Sport in 5- to 14-Year-Old American Football Athletes

To collect prospective data on concussion incidence, risk factors, duration of symptoms, and return to school and sport in 5- to 14-year-old American football participants.

The Journal of Pediatrics

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline on the Diagnosis and Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Among Children.

To provide a guideline based on a previous systematic review of the literature to obtain and assess evidence toward developing clinical recommendations for health care professionals related to the diagnosis, prognosis, and management/treatment of pediatric mTBI.

JAMA Pediatric

Diagnosis and Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Children: A Systematic Review.

To conduct a systematic review of the pediatric mTBI literature to serve as the foundation for an evidence-based guideline with clinical recommendations associated with the diagnosis and management of pediatric mTBI.

JAMA Pediatric