CENTER FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH AND WELLNESS

School of Health and Human Sciences

CURRENT RESEARCH PRIORITIES

  1. Understand the sex-dependent factors (e.g., hormones, anatomy) that increase a female’s susceptibility for sport related injury, and develop evidence-based screening and intervention strategies to mitigate risk
  2. Investigate the developmental biopsychosocial processes that positively or negatively influence a female’s physical and mental health and well-being across the lifespan
  3. Translate research findings into evidence-based programs that inspire healthy-active living, and meaningful changes in the health and wellness of girls and women and their families

CURRENT RESEARCH INITIATIVES

ACL Injury Risk and Prevention in the Female Athlete


This research agenda seeks to understand the developmental factors that increase a female’s susceptibility for ACL injury so that we can develop timely and effective screening and intervention strategies to mitigate risk and preserve joint health.

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Female Brain Project


The Female Brain Project focuses on the physiological and neurological outcomes of concussive and sub-concussive head trauma among female athletes who play collision sports.

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Healthy Girls Initiative

Our aim is to capture the complexity of the pubertal processes that characterize normative vs. risk development in adolescent girls and determine suitable entry points for mitigating the negative mental and physical health outcomes that reduce quality of life and lead to illness, injury and disease across the lifespan.

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