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Julianne D. Schmidt

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology (Exercise Science, Athletic Training)

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Office Location

373 Ramsey Center
330 River Road
Athens, Georgia 30602


Affiliated Units

Areas of Expertise

  • Athletic Training and Biomechanics

Research Interests

  • Concussion

Research Summary

Dr. Schmidt's primary research interests include studying the biomechanical features of both concussive and subconcussive head impacts, the role of the cervical musculature in mitigating head impact severity, proper concussion evaluation techniques for guiding return to play decision, and readiness to return to driving following concussion. She is also interested in the influence of sport equipment design on emergency care of cervical spine injuries.


Degree Concentration Institution Year
PhD Human Movement Science The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2013
MA Athletic Training The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2009
BA Athletic Training Point Loma Nazarene University 2007

Awards and Accolades

Year Award From
2013 Graduate Education Advancement Board Impact Award Recipient The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill