MomsTEAM Institute Boards of Advisors

The Institute's Board of Advisors is working with the Institute staff in the development of youth sports health and safety best practices and the Smart Team program.  The following individuals have agreed to serve as advisors:

Laura J. Balcer, M.D., M.S.C.E.
Professor of Neurology and Population Health
Vice Chair, Department of Neurology
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, New York
Andrew M. Blecher, M.D.
Primary Care Sports Medicine
Medical Director, Center for Rehabilitation Medicine
Director, SCORE Concussion Program
Van Nuys, California

Douglas J. Casa, Ph.D., ATC, FACSM, FNATA
Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Director, Athletic Training Education
Chief Operating Officer, Korey Stringer Institute
Research Associate, Human Performance Laboratory
Storrs, Connecticut

Nancy Clark, MS, RD. CSSD
Sports Nutritionist
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Deron Colby, J.D.
Janus Capital Law Group, PC
Irvine, California

Commissioner of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), San Francisco Section
San Francisco, California
UC Foundation Professor of Health and Human Performance
HHP Graduate Coordinator; AT Program Director
Health and Human Performance
University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tennessee
R. Dawn Comstock, Ph.D.​
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Colorado School of Public Health
Aurora, Colorado

Tracey Covassin, Ph.D., ATC
Associate Professor
Undergraduate Athletic Training Program Director
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

Joe Ehrman
Former player, National Football League
Coach for America
Hunt Valley, Maryland
Dave Ellemberg, Ph.D.
Professeur agrégé
Département de kinésiologie
Laboratoire de la neuropsychologie du sport et du développement
Université de Montréal

Rhonda Fincher
Executive Director
Kendrick Fincher Hydration Foundation
Rogers, Arkansas

Glenn S. Fleisig, Ph.D.
Research Director
American Sports Medicine Institute
Birmingham, Alabama

Christopher Giza, M.D.
Assistant Professor Divisions of Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery
UCLA Brain Injury Research Center, Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Alan S. Goldberger, J.D.
Brown Moskowitz & Kallen, P.C.
Summit, New Jersey
Brian Hainline, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Indianapolis, Indiana
Neeru Jayanthi, M.D., USPTA
Associate Professor
Dept. Family Medicine andOrthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
Medical Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine
Director, Tennis Medicine
Loyola University Health System
Maywood, Illinois
Pediatric & Sports Medicine Specialist
Team Physician USA Volleyball/Cal State Fullerto
Anaheim Hills, California
James MacDonald, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP, FACSM
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine,
The Ohio State University
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Division of Sports Medicine
Web Editor, Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine
Dublin, Ohio
Allison Maurer, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS
Sports Dietitian
University of Tennessee Athletics
Knoxville, Tennessee

Tamara C. Valovich McLeod, Ph.D., ATC, FNATA
John P. Wood, D.O., Endowed Chair for Sports Medicine
Professor, Athletic Training Program
Director, Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory
Director, Athletic Training Practice-Based Research Network
Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
A.T. Still University
Mesa, Arizona

Johna K. Register-Mihalik, PhD, LAT, ATC
Assistant Professor, Exercise and Sport Science
Research Scientist, Injury Prevention Research Center
Faculty, Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related TBI Research Center
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Rosemarie Scolaro Moser, Ph.D., ABN, ABPP-RP

Director, Sports Concussion Center of New Jersey
Adjunct Professor, Widener University
Author, Ahead of the Game: The Parent’s Guide to Youth Sports Concussion (Dartmouth College Press)
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Tobin F. Nelson, ScD
Associate Professor
School of Public Health
Division of Epidemiology & Community Health
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Director of Research
Santa Monica Sports Medicine Foundation
FIFA Medical Center of Excellence
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Katherine Starr
Two-time Olympic Swimmer
Founder and Executive Director, Safe4Athletes
Santa Monica, California

Senior Editor and Director of Research
MomsTEAM Institute
Concord, Massachusetts

Hal Tearse
Former Coach-in-Chief & Safety Director
Minnesota Hockey
Minnetonka, Minnesota

Associate Professor and Clinical Education Coordinator
Athletic Training Education Program
University of Texas at Arlington

Frank M. Webbe, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Faculty Athletics Representative
Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne, Florida

Coordinator of Athletic Training Clinical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor of Athletic Training
School of Nursing
The University of Tulsa
Tulsa, Oklahoma 

Gary Wilkerson, EdD, ATC
Graduate Athletic Training Education Program
Department of Health & Human Performance
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Bryan Williams, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Susan Yeargin, Ph.D., ATC
Assistant Professor
Physical Education and Athletic Training Department
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina

Scott L. Zuckerman, M.D.
Department of Neurosurgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee