Advancing Athlete Health: It's a Team Effort

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Using concussion as an illustrative example, the study of athlete health and wellbeing will be discussed from the perspectives of public health and health services research as well as the perspectives of a former athlete and current clinician-in-training. Christine Baugh, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities and the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado. She is a leading researcher on sports-related concussions. David Bruton is a former NFL athlete, Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award winner, and current DPT student at the University of Colorado. Together, they will have an open dialogue reflecting on the latest concussion research and on how concussion and sports injury research is improved through multidisciplinary and multi-perspective approaches.

This event is hosted by the Injury & Violence Prevention Center at the Colorado School of Public Health.


Christine Baugh, PhD, MPH conducts interdisciplinary research at the intersection of health, policy, sport, and ethics. Much of her work has focused on the acute and chronic health implications of repetitive brain injury from sport, and the resultant individual, institutional, policy, and ethical considerations. Dr. Baugh is the author of more than 50 peer-reviewed research articles. Her work has been featured by leading media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated. She has won numerous awards for her teaching and research, including being named to Forbes 30-under-30 list in sports.


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