We are fortunate to work with such dedicated clinicians, researchers and students from Elon and across the field. Below is a list of current and past Elon and External collaborators. In addition, we have listed current and past student researchers. One of our goals and proudest accomplishments is co-mentoring students to pursue a research question and continue as BrainCARE stewards educating friends, teammates, families and more about the importance of concussion knowledge and mental wellness for college students and student-athletes. All of these students are continuing to make an impact, many in research and health care fields directly related to their BrainCARE experience. These you can consider names to watch.

Elon Collaborators

  • Dr. Matthew Wittstein, Exercise Science
  • Dr. Srikant Vallabhajosula, Physical Therapy Education
  • Department of Sports Medicine, Elon University

External Collaborators

  • Dr. Thomas Buckley, University of Delaware
  • Dr. David Howell, Children’s Hospital Colorado
  • Dr. Matt Kostek, Duquesne University
  • Dr. David Wyrick, University of North Carolina – Greensboro
  • Dr. Jeffrey Milroy, University of North Carolina – Greensboro
  • Dr. Johna Register-Milhalik, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
  • Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
  • Dr. Osman Ahmed, University of Bournemouth, UK

Past Collaborators

  • Dr. Kenneth Barnes, Alamance-Burlington Schools
  • Dr. Paul Miller, Exercise Science
  • Dr. Wally Bixby, Exercise Science
  • Dr. Joseph Devaney,¬† Children’s National Medical Center
  • Dr. Stephen Folger, Physical Therapy Education
  • Ethan Williams, Athletic Trainer for Club Sports and Student Health Services, Elon University
  • Dr. Kirtida Patel, Head primary care sports medicine team physician for Elon University

Current Student Research Assistants

  • Peyton Carter ’22 (Women’s Basketball)
  • Caroline Seelman ’22
  • Mike Mesorobian ’22
  • Grace Johnston ’23
  • Abigail Thomson ’23
  • Hollie Thurgood ’24 (Track and Field)
  • Lissy Cooperman ’22
  • Ellery Ewell ’23
  • Matthew Patterson ’25

Elon BrainCARE Research Assistants Alum

  • David Lawton ’10 (DPT Student, Duke University)
  • Drew Gardner ’12 (MD ECU Brody School of Medicine); Student-Athlete, Soccer
  • Mark Sundman ’12 (PhD student, University of Arizona)
  • Kelsey Evans ’13 (MS Exercise Science Georgia Southern, Medical Student ECU Brody School of Medicine); Student-Athlete, Basketball
  • Jack Halligan ’14 (Tulane University Medical School)
  • Graham Cochrane ’15 (MD/PhD student, University of Alabama)
  • Jordan Cottle ’15 (MS Exercise Science, Wake Forest University)
  • Emily Messerschmidt ’15 (DPT student, Elon University)
  • Kara Soler-Sala ’15 (BSN student, Mass General Hospital)
  • Kayla Harvey ’16 (MS student, University of Florida)
  • Julianne Beck ’16 (DPT, Boston University)
  • Kelsey Warren ’16
  • Logan Standard ’16
  • Sarah Kaye ’17 (Intern from Dickinson College)
  • Lauren Brown ’17 (MS Student, University of Georgia) – Student-Athlete, Basketball
  • Briana O’Grady ’17 (DPT student, University of Rhode Island) – Student-Athlete, Track and Field
  • Jeanine Grabowski ’17 (SURE ’16)
  • Olise Obi ’17 (Elon-Alamance Health Partner)
  • Danny Lynch ’17 (MD student, The Ohio State University)
  • Bryce Kryzenski ’17 (OTD, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill)
  • Rachel Hallman ’17 (DPT, Campbell University)
  • Corinne Kenny ’18 (SURE ’17)
  • Ian Heaton ’18 (SURE ’17)
  • Caroline Kelly ’18
  • Brigid Brennan ’18¬†(DPT Student, Duke University) Student-Athlete, Cross-Country/Track and Field
  • Taylor Guth ’20 (intern from University of Notre Dame)
  • Andrew Perciaccante ’22 (Intern from Sanderson High School, Student University of Georgia)
  • Emily Sprague ’19 – Intern Dickinson College, Student-Athlete, Tennis
  • Katie Arbogast ’19 (SURE ’18);¬†Student-Athlete, Track and Field
  • Chris Riegner ’19 (SURE ’18)
  • Morgan Schmidt ’19 (DPT, Louisiana State University)
  • Dominic Willoughby ’19
  • Emily Klevan ’21
  • Emma McCabe ’21 (SURE ’19; ’20; Postbac, NIH)