Dr. Julianne Schmidt's primary research interest is the clinical continuum of concussion. More specifically, her research focuses on biomechanics of sport-related concussion, concussion reporting behaviors, and post-concussion evaluation and management techniques. Her goals with these areas of research are:
1) Reduce the risk of concussion by identifying biomechanical risk factors.
2) Change the culture around sport to foster an environment where athletes choose to report, rather than conceal, their concussion.
3) Improve current post-concussion evaluation and management techniques available to clinicians with minimal resources.
Dr. Schmidt's research has focused on the entire spectrum of the injury continuum by addressing concussion prevention, injury mechanisms, evaluation, and management. She strives to make sports safer by reducing the risk of neurotraumatic injuries to the brain. Injury will always be a part of sport, so she simultaneously aims to improve post-injury outcomes.