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Health & Well-Being Initiative

Pac-12 SAHWBI: Research Grant Awardee Accomplishments & Publications

May 4, 2021

As a key pillar of the Pac-12 SAHWBI, the Pac-12 Grant Program offers research funding to support the advancement of Pac-12 student-athlete health and well-being and has made it a priority to research and develop best practices for general improvements in a number of areas.

The Pac-12 Conference has committed approximately $3,500,000 per year in research grants for projects at Pac-12 institutions designed to improve the health, general well-being, and safety of student-athletes at all Conference member universities. Partners who are interested in collaborating in Pac-12 supported research projects should contact university staff directly or the Pac-12 Conference to find possible research partners.

Specific topics of interest to Pac-12 member institutions include the following (click to see a list of accomplishments & publications by topic):

Head Trauma
 

COVID-19

Prevention of Sudden Death - Cardiac; Temperature matters/hydration 

Overuse Injuries / Injury Prevention

  • Kussman A, Fredericson M, Krauss E, Singh S, Deakins-Roche, Miller E, Kim B, Tenforde A, Barrack MT, Sainani K, Nattiv A.  The Female Athlete Triad Cumulative Risk Assessment score implemented at the pre-participation physical exam correlates with risk of bone stress injury in collegiate distance runners: a four-year prospective study. AMSSM Abstract (podium presentation - Young Investigator Award to Dr. Kussman), CJSM Vol 28(3), May 2018. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327110521_The_Female_Athlete
  • Kraus E, Nattiv A, Sainani K, Kussman A, Roche M, Tenforde A, Barrack M, Fredericson M. SerumN-telopeptide is associated with low bone mineral density in a cohort of NCAA Division I distance Runners. American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting Apr 16, 2019, Houston, TX. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335842812_Serum_N-Telopeptide_is_Associated_with
  • Kraus E, Tenforde A, Nattiv A, Sainani K, Kussman A, Deakins-Roche M, Singh S, Kim B, Barrack M, Fredericson M. Bone stress injuries in male distance runners: Higher modified female athlete triad cumulative risk assessment score predict increased rates of injury. British Journal of Sports M Medicine 2019 Feb; 53 (4): 237-242. https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/53/4/237
  • Alcantara RS, Day EM, Hahn ME, Grabowski AM. Sacral accelerations predict whole body kinetics and stride kinematics during running. International and American Society of Biomechanics Meeting, Aug 2019, Calgary, CA. https://peerj.com/articles/11199/#
  • Tipto CC, Telfer S, Cherones A, Gee AO, Kweon CY. The use of Microsoft Kinest for assessing readiness of return to sport and injury risk exercises: a validation study. Int J Sports Ther. 2019 Sep; 14(5):724-730. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6769275/
  • Alcantara, R. S., Day, E.M., Hahn, M.E. and Grabowski, A.M. “Sacral acceleration can predict whole-body kinetics and stride kinematics across funning speeds” Peer J (In Press). https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.11199
  • Day, E.M., Alcantara, R.S., McGeehan, M. A., Grabowski, A.M. and Hahn, M.E “Low-pass filter cutoff frequency affects sacral-mounted inertial measurement unit estimations of peak vertical ground reaction force and contact time during treadmill running” Journal of Biomechanics (In Press) doi: 10.1016/j.biomech.2021.110323 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2021.110323
  • Lu Z, Lobb, NJ, Long E, Michener LA, Chow K. “Ultrasound Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Quantitative and Qualitative Measures in Collegiate Pitchers. ECR – European Society of Radiology, Vienna, AT 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbmt.2016.06.015
  • Norcross MF, Johnson ST, Bovbjerg VE. Athletic exposure methodology influence injury risk estimates in collegiate sports. 2018 National Athletic Trainers’ Association Clinical Symposia & AT Expo, New Orleans, LA
  • Citation: Norcross MF, Johnson ST, Bovbjerg VE. Athletic exposure methodology influences injury risk estimates in collegiate sports. J Athl Train. 2018;53(6):S58.
  • Miller E, Fredericson M, Kussman A, Krauss E, Singh S, Deakins-Roche M, Kim B, Tenforde A, Sainani K, Nattiv A. Youth multi-sport participation is associated with higher bone mineral density in female collegiate distance runners.  ACSM Abstract, MSSE, May 2018.
  • Barrack MT, Fredericson M, Kraus E, Kim B, Singh S, Gravani K, Miller B, Nattiv A. Utilization and efficacy of the "Run-Fueled" smart phone application among collegiate endurance runners.  ACSM Abstract, MSSE, May 2018. 
  • Singh S, Kraus E, Nattiv A, Sainani K, Kussman A, Roche M, Tenforde A, Barrack M, Fredericson M. Sleep correlates with faster mile time and increased triad risk factors in female runners, a five-year exploratory analysis of prospectively collected data. American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting Apr 16, 2019, Houston, TX.
  • Barrack M, Fredericson M, Kraus E, Kim B, Singh S, Gravani K, Miller E,                       
  • Nattiv A. Utilization and efficacy of the "run fueled" smart-phone application among collegiate endurance runners. American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting Apr 16, 2019, Houston, TX.
  • Miller E, Fredericson M, Kraus E, Kim B, Singh S, Gravani K, Barrack M, Nattiv A. Youth multi-sport participation is associated with higher bone mineral density in female collegiate distance runners. American Medical Society for Sports  Medicine Annual Meeting Apr 16, 2019, Houston, TX
  • Day ER, McGeehan MA., Hahn ME. A method to estimate gait cycle duration using resultant lower limb accelerations. XV International Symposium on 3-D Analysis of Human Movement. Salford, UK, 2018.
  • McGeehan MA, Day ER, Hahn ME. Time and frequency correlates between resultant lower limb acceleration and resultant ground reaction force during running. XV International Symposium on 3-D Analysis of Human Movement. Salford, UK, 2018.
  • McGeehan MA, Day ER, Hahn ME. Resultant lower limb acceleration and ground reaction forces are correlated in the time and frequency domains. 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Rochester, MN, 2018.
  • Farina KA, Donahue S, Day EM, McGeehan MA, Hahn ME. Peak lower-limb acceleration in collegiate distance runners over varying surfaces. International and American Society of Biomechanics Meeting, Aug 2019, Calgary, CA.
  • McGeehan MA, Day ER, Hahn ME. Resultant lower limb acceleration and ground reaction forces are correlated in the time and frequency domains. American Society of Biomechanics Meeting, 2018, Rochester, MN, USA.
  • McGeehan MA, Day ER, Hahn ME. Time and frequency correlates between resultant lower limb acceleration and resultant ground reaction force during running. XV International Symposium on 3-D Analysis of Human Movement, July 2018, Salford, UK.
  • Papp MJ, Wilcox R, McNitt-Gray J. Association of swing and stance leg accelerations with reaction forced during the initial contact phase of running. International and American Society of Biomechanics Meeting, Aug 2019, Calgary, CA.
  • Farina, KA, Donahue, SR, .: Kinematic and kinetic differences pre- and post-femoral stress reaction injury: A case study.  44th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Atlanta, GA. 8/5/2020.
  • Garcia NS, Lobb NJ, Barrack AJ, Zerega RJ, Yasen A, Rittenberry HB, Karduna AR, Michener, LA.  The Pitcher-Specific Relationship between Pitch Velocity and Elbow Valgus Torque. American Physical Therapy Association - Combined Sections Meeting, Virtual 2/20/2021
  • Barrack AJ, Lobb NJ, Zerga RJ,  Rittenberry HB, Yasen A, Karim R, Michener LA, Karduna AR. Baseball Pitcher-specific Elbow Torque-velocity Relationship: Influence of Physical Factors.  American Physical Therapy Association - Combined Sections Meeting, Virtual 2/20/2021
  • Alcantara, R and Grabowski, A.M. “Increase in a runner’s cumulative load precede metatarsal stress fracture: A case study” submitted for American Society of Biomechanics Meeting, Aug 2021.
  • With support from the Pac-12 SAHWB Grant Program, researchers from Oregon State University developed an athletic exposure reporting program called PacTrac and evaluated the feasibility of capturing athletic exposures as part of the HAP.  The SAHWB Board approved a proposal in June 2020 to integrate the PacTrac technology into the conference-wide injury reporting system hosted by Presagia Sports. Since then, representatives from Presagia Sports, the Pac-12 HAP, the OSU research team, SAHWB, and Athlete Considerations Committee have worked collaboratively to implement exposure reporting into Presgaia and to train Pac-12 athletic trainers to use the workflow.  This new feature will not only enhance the value of the HAP for research purposes, but has also allowed the implementation team to develop new clinical reports that are intended to assist athletic trainers in their day-to-day practice.

Student-Athlete Well-Being

  • Morris K, Widstrom L, Goodrich J, Poddar S, Rueda M, Holliday M, San Millian I, Byrnes WC (2017). A retrospective analysis of collegiate athlete blood biomarkers at moderate altitude. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 2019 Nov; https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31658211/ 
  • Cho HB, Bueler CE, DiMuzio J, Hicks-Little C, McGlade EC, Lyoo IK, Yurgelun-Todd D (2018). Negative mood states correlate with laterobasal amygdala in collegiate football players. Biomed Res Int. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/8142631
  • Cho HB, Bueler E, DiMuzio J, McGlade E, Yurgelun-Todd D. Longitudinal changes and recovery in cortical thickness of collegiate football players. May 2017. Biological Psychiatry 81(10):S110. DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2018.02.282 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2017.02.282
  • Shi, XF, Bueler C, McGlade E, Renshaw P, Yurgelun-Todd D. A history of concussion predicts brain chemistry changes in NCAA Division I college athletes. May 2018. Biological Psychiatry 83(9):S311. DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2018.02.799 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/324870139_F185_A_History_of
  • Goodrich, J, Frisco, D, Rueda, M, Poddar, S, Brynes, W.The importance of lean mass and iron deficiency when comparing hemoglobin mass in male and female athletic groups, October 6, 2020, Journal of Applied Physiology.  https://journals.physiology.org/doi/abs/10.1152/japplphysiol.00391.2020
  • Villegas E, Holliday M, McQueen M, Hernández TD. Travel in collegiate varsity student-athletes: relationship to mood within season competition. Presented at 2017 Society for Neuroscience National Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Widstrom LK, Morris J, Goodrich M, Rueda W, Byrnes W,Poddar S. In season changes in selected blood biomarkers in Division I American football players: a retrospective analysis. Presented at the 2017 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Conference.
  • Morris KL, Goodrich JA, Poddar S, Widstrom L, Rueda M, Byrnes W. Hematological changes in elite collegiate cross-country runners residing at moderate altitude: a retrospective analysis. Presented at the 2017 American College of Sports Medicine Convention.
  • Villegas E, McCartney D, Holliday M, Bohr A, McQueen M, Hernández TD. Travel in collegiate varsity student-athletes: relationship to mood across seasons and the factors that influence this relationship. Presented at 2018 Society for Neuroscience National Conference, Toronto.
  • Moreng JM, Goodrich JA, Higdon JC, Holliday M, Rueda MA, Poddar S, Hernandez TD, McQueen MB, Wright KP, Byrnes WC. Reproducibility of free-living physical activity/sedentary behaviors in college undergraduates. Presented at the 2018 American College of Sports Medicine Convention.
  • Frisco D, Goodrich J, Higdon J, Wright K, Byrnes WA comparison of physical activity behaviors and sleep in female NCAA Division-I athletes versus controls. Presented at the 2019 American College of Sports Medicine Convention.
  • Sewan K, Goodrich JA, Byrnes WC. Comparing total hemoglobin mass between selected NCAA Division I athletes and recreationally active students. Presented at the 2019 American College of Sports Medicine Convention.
  • Goodrich JA, Kim S, Frisco DJ, Detwiler K, Rueda M, Poddar S, Byrnes WC. Relationship between Hepcidin, Interluken-6, and Ferritin in Division-I Cross-Country runners over a competitive season. Presented at the 2019 American College of Sports Medicine Convention.
  • Bueler CE, Epstein DJ, Hicks-Little CA, Fuller AA, McGlade EC, DiMuzio JM, et al. (2016). Aggression and quality of life in collegiate football players at pre-season and one-year follow up. Paper presented at the American College of Sports Medicine, Boston, MA.
  • DiMuzio JM, Bueler CE, Hicks-Little CA, Fuller AA, McGlade EC, Yurgelun-Todd DA Orbitofrontal connectivity and impulsivity characteristics in collegiate football players. Accepted the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, 2016
  • Cho HB, Bueler CE, DiMuzio JM, McGlade EC, Yurgelun-Todd DA. Negative mood state correlated with laterobasal amygdala in collegiate football players. Society of Biological Psychiatry Annual meeting, 2016.
  • Fisher N, DiMuzio J, Bueler E, Yurgelun-Todd D, McGlade E. Distress tolerance in athletes as it relates to mood, anger, and aggression. Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Annual meeting, 2017.
  • Rogowska J, McGlade E, Legaretta M, Yurgelun-Todd D, Sex differences in default mode connectivity in basketball players. 2018 Organization of Human Brain Mapping.
  • Keep Oregon Well Mental Health Heroes Award, 2019
  • Nike Oregon Sports Awards- Play It Forward, 2017-2018
  • Institute for Sport Social Justice Giant Steps Civic Leaders Award, 2018

Data Driven Decisions (Use of Pac-12 Health Analytics Program - HAP)

  • Brown CN, Bovbjerg VE, Soucy M, Fredericson M, Simon JE. Acute and Overuse, Time-Loss and Non-Time-Loss Injuries in Collegiate Student-Athletes. 2021 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Virtual meeting. ePoster
  • Soucy M, Bovbjerg VE, Fredericson M, Simon JE, Brown CN. Injury-Related Athletic Training Services and Physician Encounters in Collegiate Student-Athletes. 2021 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Virtual meeting. ePoster
  • Brown CN, Bovbjerg VE, Soucy M, Fredericson M, Simon JE. Descriptive Epidemiology of Acute and Overuse, Time-Loss and Non-Time-Loss Lateral Ankle Sprains and Healthcare Utilization in Collegiate Student-Athletes. 2021 National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting.
  • Soucy M, Bovbjerg VE, Fredericson M, Simon JE, Brown CN. Descriptive Epidemiology of Lower Extremity Acute and Overuse, Time-Loss and Non-Time-Loss Injuries in Collegiate Student-Athletes. 2021 National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting.