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Editor-In-Chief




Jay Hertel, PhD, ATC, FNATA


Dr. Jay Hertel became the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Athletic Training (JAT) in 2018. Before taking on this role, Dr. Hertel served as a senior associate editor (2012–2018), a section editor (2004–2012), and an editorial board member (2002–2004) for JAT. He previously served as an associate editor of BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (2009–2014) and a member of the international advisory board for Physical Therapy in Sport (2011–2017). Dr. Hertel is credentialed as a certified athletic trainer and holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse (BS), the University of Virginia (MEd), and the Pennsylvania State University (PhD).

Dr. Hertel is the Joe H. Gieck Professor of Sports Medicine at the University of Virginia, where he holds academic appointments in the Departments of Kinesiology (primary) and Orthopaedic Surgery (by courtesy) and co-directs the Exercise & Sports Injury Laboratory. His research focuses on the prevention, assessment, and management of lower extremity injuries. He studies these injuries from a multifactorial perspective, using diverse methods ranging from laboratory and field-based assessments of biomechanics and motor control to evidence-based practice principles centered on patient-reported outcomes. He has particular expertise in the rehabilitation of lateral ankle instability, gait biomechanics, and postural control. Dr. Hertel has authored or coauthored more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and presented at numerous national and international sports medicine conferences. His research has been funded by agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research & Education Foundation, American Physical Therapy Association, and National Football League Charities. Dr. Hertel is a fellow of both the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. In 2011, he received the Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research, the highest career research award in athletic training.



Journal of Athletic Training Section Editors

Associate Editors

David C. Berry, PhD, AT, ATC
Saginaw Valley State University

Paul A. Borsa, PhD, ATC, FACSM
University of Florida

Steven P. Broglio, PhD, ATC
University of Michigan

Douglas J. Casa, PhD, ATC, FNATA, FACSM
University of Connecticut

Jennifer E. Earl-Boehm, PhD, ATC
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Phillip A. Gribble, PhD, ATC, FNATA
The University of Toledo

Joseph M. Hart, PhD, ATC, FNATA, FACSM
University of Virginia

Kristin L. Kucera, PhD, MSPH, LAT, ATC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Stephanie Mazerolle Singe, PhD, ATC, FNATA
University of Connecticut

Patrick O. McKeon, PhD, ATC, CSCS
Ithaca College

Jason P. Mihalik, PhD, CAT(C), ATC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Joseph B. Myers, PhD, ATC
Tampa Bay Rays

James A. Oñate, PhD, ATC, FNATA
The Ohio State University

Brian Pietrosimone, PhD, ATC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Susan A. Saliba, PhD, PT, ATC, FNATA
University of Virginia

Stacy E. Walker, PhD, ATC
Ball State University

Official publication of the following associations

National Athletic Trainers’ Association

Taiwan Athletic Trainers’ Society

Japan Athletic Trainers’ Organization

Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Ireland

Senior Associate Editors

J. Ty Hopkins, PhD, ATC, FNATA, FACSM
Brigham Young University

Jennifer M. Hootman, PhD, ATC, FNATA, FACSM
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Darin A. Padua, PhD, ATC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sandra J. Shultz, PhD, ATC, FNATA, FACSM
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Tamara C. Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA, CSCS
Arizona School of Health Sciences

Clinical Applications Editor

Terry L. Grindstaff, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS
Creighton University

Marjorie A. King, PhD, ATC, PT, FACSM
Plymouth State University

Statistical Consultants

R. Curtis Bay, PhD
A.T. Still University

Heather Bush, PhD
University of Kentucky

Monica R. Lininger, PhD, LAT, ATC
Northern Arizona University

Stephen W. Marshall, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bryan L. Riemann, PhD, ATC, FNATA
Armstrong State University

Statistical Consultant Emeritus
Bruce M. Gansneder, PhD
University of Virginia

Consulting Editors

Craig R. Denegar, PhD, PT, ATC, FNATA
University of Connecticut

Christopher D. Ingersoll, PhD, ATC, FNATA, FACSM
The University of Toledo

Kenneth L. Knight, PhD, ATC, FNATA, FACSM
Brigham Young University

David H. Perrin, PhD, FNATA, FACSM
University of Utah

Digital Applications Editor

Christopher M. Kuenze, PhD, ATC
Michigan State University

Managing Editor

Leslie E. Neistadt, ELS

Editor

Kevin P. Clear


Journal of Athletic Training Editorial Board


William M. Adams, PhD, ATC
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Jatin P. Ambegaonkar, PhD, ATC, OT, CSCS
George Mason University

Christopher M. Bailey, PhD
Case Medical Center

David R. Bell, PhD, ATC
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Michael F. Bergeron, PhD
SIVOTEC Analytics

J. Troy Blackburn, PhD, ATC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Michelle C. Boling, PhD, LAT, ATC
University of North Florida

Thomas G. Bowman, PhD, ATC
Lynchburg College

Christopher R. Carcia, PhD, PT
Duquesne University

Shane V. Caswell, PhD, ATC
George Mason University

Damien Clement, PhD, ATC, CMPC, NCC
West Virginia University

Michael W. Collins, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

R. Dawn Comstock, PhD
Colorado School of Public Health

Nicole Cosby, PhD, ATC
Point Loma Nazarene University

Tracey Covassin, PhD, ATC, FNATA
Michigan State University

Kevin M. Cross, PhD, PT, ATC
University of Virginia

Gianluca Del Rossi, PhD, ATC, FNATA
University of South Florida

Eamonn Delahunt, PhD, BSc (Physiotherapy)
University College Dublin

Lindsay J. DiStefano, PhD, ATC
University of Connecticut

Carrie L. Docherty, PhD, ATC, FNATA
Indiana University

Thomas P. Dompier, PhD, LAT, ATC
Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention, Inc

Jeffrey B. Driban, PhD, ATC, CSCS
Tufts Medical Center

Kyle Ebersole, PhD, ATC
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Ruben Echemendia, PhD
PANBA, Inc

Todd A. Evans, PhD, ATC
University of Northern Iowa

Reed Ferber, PhD, ATC, CAT(C)
University of Calgary, Canada

Sandra Fowkes Godek, PhD, ATC
West Chester University

Matthew S. Ganio, PhD
University of Arkansas

Kevin M. Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC, FNATA, FACSM
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jolene M. Henning, EdD, ATC
High Point University

Lee Herrington, PhD, MSc, MCSP
University of Salford, United Kingdom

Mark Hoffman, PhD, ATC, FNATA
Oregon State University

Yuri Hosokawa, PhD, ATC
Ritsumeikan University

Tricia J. Hubbard-Turner, PhD, LAT, ATC, FNATA
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Daniel A. Judelson, PhD
Nike Sport Research Lab

Thomas W. Kaminski, PhD, ATC, FNATA, FACSM
University of Delaware

Zachary Y. Kerr, PhD, MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sarah B. Knowles, PhD, MPH
Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute

Michael C. Koester, MD, AT Ret
Slocum Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Eugene, OR

Roger O. Kollock, PhD, ATC, CSCS
The University of Tulsa

Kenneth C. Lam, ScD, ATC
A.T. Still University

Kevin G. Laudner, PhD, ATC, FACSM
Illinois State University

Carl G. Mattacola, PhD, ATC, FNATA
University of Kentucky

Timothy A. McGuine, PhD, ATC
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Jennifer M. Medina McKeon, PhD, ATC, CSCS
Ithaca College

Kevin C. Miller, PhD, ATC
Central Michigan University

Anh-Dung Nguyen, PhD, ATC
High Point University

Sakiko Oyama, PhD, ATC
The University of Texas at San Antonio

Riann M. Palmieri-Smith, PhD, ATC
University of Michigan

Scott G. Piland, PhD, ATC
The University of Southern Mississippi

William A. Pitney, EdD, ATC, FNATA
Northern Illinois University

Johna K. Register-Mihalik, PhD, LAT, ATC
Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related TBI Research Center

Scott E. Ross, PhD, ATC
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Eric L. Sauers, PhD, ATC, FNATA
Arizona School of Health Sciences

Randy J. Schmitz, PhD, ATC, FNATA
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

JoEllen Sefton, PhD, ATC, CMT
Auburn University

Susan M. Sigward, PhD, PT, ATC
University of Southern California

Michael R. Sitler, EdD, ATC, FNATA
Temple University

Chad Starkey, PhD, ATC, FNATA
Ohio University

Erik E. Swartz, PhD, ATC, FNATA
University of New Hampshire

David I. Swedler, PhD, MPH
University of Illinois at Chicago School
of Public Health

Abbey C. Thomas, PhD, ATC
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Toni M. Torres-McGehee, PhD, SCAT, ATC
University of South Carolina

Bonnie L. Van Lunen, PhD, ATC
Old Dominion University

Luzita I Vela, PhD, LAT, ATC
University of Virginia

Evert Verhagen, PhD
EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, The Netherlands

Cailee E. Welch, PhD, ATC
A.T. Still University

Erik A. Wikstrom, PhD, ATC, FACSM
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Gary B. Wilkerson, EdD, ATC, FNATA
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Jonathan E. Wingo, PhD
University of Alabama

Susan W. Yeargin, PhD, ATC
University of South Carolina

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