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7 days ago

Welcome to JAT Chat, presented by the Journal of Athletic Training, the official journal of the National Athletic Trainers Association. In this episode, Dr. Shelby Baez is joined by Dr. Mishaal Amjad, an athletic trainer for the NLL Colorado Mammoth and PLL Philadelphia Water Dogs.
Dr. Amjad discusses her research on the experiences of Muslim collegiate student-athletes fasting during Ramadan while participating in sports. She provides valuable insights into the significance of fasting, intrinsic and extrinsic challenges, and the types of support that these athletes need.
Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/42aafkmz

Thursday Jun 06, 2024

Welcome to the latest episode of JAT Chat, presented by the Journal of Athletic Training, the official journal of the National Athletic Trainers Association. In this episode, Dr. Shelby Baez and Dr. Kara Radzak are joined by Dr. Meredith Madden, an assistant professor in the Athletic Training Education Program at the University of Southern Maine.
Dr. Madden, the lead author of "Become a Health Literacy Champion," discusses the importance of health literacy in enhancing patient care and outcomes. She explains the concepts of personal and organizational health literacy, emphasizing the role athletic trainers play in advocating for these principles within the healthcare system.
Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/bdcpn3s7
Guest Biography: Dr. Madden is an assistant professor in the athletic training education program at the University of Southern Maine. She earned her BS in Athletic Training and EdD from Boston University, MA in Psychology from Washington College; and a Certificate of Graduate Study in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety from the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service. In 2022 earned the national Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator® credential in 2022. Meredith has experience providing athletic training services in diverse clinical backgrounds, including high school, collegiate (DI & DIII), and semi-professional (women’s tackle football). Dr. Madden’s research interests include concussion education with an emphasis on individuals with neurodiverse needs and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, simulation in athletic training education, interprofessional education, and healthcare quality and patient safety in athletic training/athletic training education, specifically health literacy and quality improvement.

Monday May 20, 2024

In the latest episode of JAT Chat, hosted by Dr. Kara Radzak, features Dr. Ashley Crossway and Chloe Klaus, M.Sc. Our guests discuss the effort to improve care for transgender and gender diverse individuals in athletics through a series of articles published in the Journal of Athletic Training's recent special issue.
Articles:
The Role of the Athletic Trainer in Providing Care to Transgender and Gender-Diverse Patients: Foundational Knowledge and Disparities—Part I
The Role of the Athletic Trainer in Providing Care to Transgender and Gender-Diverse Patients: Considerations for Medical Affirmation—Part II
Guests:
Cloe Klaus (they/them) is an Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of Notre Dame. They currently serve as the District 4 Rep on the NATA LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee, and an ex officio member of the GLATA Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and previously served on the President's Advisory Board on Equity and Inclusion at Bellarmine University. Cloe's dedication to equity and inclusion extends beyond their lived experience as a trans and non-binary person, trying to create a more equitable workplace for all. 
Dr. Ashley Crossway (she/her) is an Assistant Professor, Program Director for the Professional Athletic Training Program at the State University of New York at Cortland.  She was a founding member and District 2 representative on the NATA LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee from its inception as a workgroup in 2016, then as a full fledge committee from 2017 to 2023. 

Wednesday May 15, 2024

In the latest episode of JAT Chat, hosted by Dr. Kara Radzak, features Dr. Sean Rogers and Dr. Amanda Tritsch. Dr. Tritsch and Dr. Rogers helped to develop a series of articles and editorials discussing the vital role athletic trainers play in caring for transgender athletes and gender diverse patients in the Journal of Athletic Training's recent special issue.
Articles:
The Role of the Athletic Trainer in Providing Care to Transgender and Gender-Diverse Patients: Foundational Knowledge and Disparities—Part I
The Role of the Athletic Trainer in Providing Care to Transgender and Gender-Diverse Patients: Considerations for Medical Affirmation—Part II
Guests:
Dr. Amanda Tritsch (she/her) is an Associate Professor, Program Director for the Professional Athletic Training Program, and Assistant Director of the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of South Florida.  She currently serves as the District IX representative on the NATA LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee, Chairs the SEATA LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee, sits on the CAATE Standards Committee, and the CAATE Professional Accreditation Council.
Dr. Sean Rogers (he/him) is an associate professor and coordinator of clinical education for the athletic training and health sciences programs at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He currently serves as the District 5 representative to the NATA LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee, after having previously served as the District 8 representative. Sean was also a founding member of the workgroup that eventually led to the formation of this NATA committee .
 
 

Tuesday Apr 09, 2024

Kara Radzak, PhD, ATC interviews Steven Broglio, PhD, ATC, Johna Register-Mihalik, PhD, and Tamara Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC about the recently published National Athletic Trainers’ Association Bridge Statement: Management of Sport-Related Concussion.
Bridge Statement: https://tinyurl.com/2m72v6mm
Steven Broglio, PhD, ATC: https://tinyurl.com/3av27u36
Johna Register-Mihalik, PhD: https://tinyurl.com/4xdrfek2

Wednesday Apr 03, 2024

In this enlightening episode of JAT Chat, host Dr. Shelly Baez welcomes distinguished guests, Dr. Gretchen Schlaubach and Dr. Marisa Colston. Both guests are pioneers in Athletic Training, with numerous recognitions, showcases their extensive knowledge as they provide an informative discussion on one of their co-authored Report From the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Professional Responsibility in Athletic Training Committee.
Article: https://tinyurl.com/2szvn8v3
The meaningful dialogue includes a conversation on the importance of professional values in athletic training, stressing how having strong ethical and moral values can significantly improve patient care and professional interaction. The esteemed guests also highlight how shared professional values have markedly influenced other healthcare professions, providing them with a strong foundation of professionalism.

Monday Feb 26, 2024

On this episode of JAT Chat, Dr. Shelby Baez interviewed Dr. Ryan McCann about his two recent articles in the Journal of Athletic Training. The conversation covered methods for determining patients’ return-to-activity readiness after an ankle sprain and facilitators of and barriers to ATs’ selection of outcome assessments when determining return-to-activity readiness for patients with an ankle sprain.
Articles:
Influences of Athletic Trainers’ Return-to-Activity Assessments for Patients With an Ankle Sprain | Journal of Athletic Training (allenpress.com)
Assessments Used by Athletic Trainers to Decide Return-to-Activity Readiness in Patients With an Ankle Sprain | Journal of Athletic Training (allenpress.com)
Guest Biography:
Dr. Ryan McCann is an associate professor in Old Dominion University’s School of Rehabilitation Sciences. He earned bachelor's and master’s degrees in athletic training from Northern Kentucky University and ODU, respectively.  He earned a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Kentucky. Dr. McCann currently teaches in ODU’s Master of Science in Athletic Training program and is co-director of the PhD in Kinesiology & Rehabilitation program. His research focuses on risk factors, neuromuscular consequences, and interventions for ankle injuries.

Monday Dec 04, 2023

Dr. Shelby Baez interviews Erin J. Reifsteck, PhD and J.D. DeFreese, PhD about their clinical concepts paper titled Call It an “Evolution”: Promoting Student-Athlete Well-Being During the Transition From Collegiate Sport in the recent special issue on Mental Health.
Article: https://tinyurl.com/2b8f85mr
Dr. Erin Reifsteck is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at UNC Greensboro. Erin's research focuses on promoting physical activity, health, and well-being during sport and life transitions, with an emphasis on translating psychosocial theories and research findings into practice.
Dr. J.D. DeFreese is a Teaching Associate Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. J.D.'s research examines the associations among current and former athlete mental, physical, and social functioning. J.D’s recent work has focused on how the transition from sport to non-sport activities is specifically associated with these important biopsychosocial outcomes for athletes.

Monday Nov 27, 2023

On this podcast, Chris Kuenze, PhD, ATC interviews Shelby Baez, PhD, ATC and Kate Jochimsen, PhD, ATC about their Current Clinical Concepts paper discussing the: integration of psychologically informed practice for management of patients with sport-related injuries.
Article: https://tinyurl.com/333vx79k
Dr. Kate Jochimsen is a researcher at the Center for Health Outcomes and Interdisciplinary Research (CHOIR) at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Member of the Faculty at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Jochimsen completed her MS in athletic training at Florida International University, her PhD in rehabilitation sciences at the University of Kentucky, and postdoctoral training in biomechanics at The Ohio State University. The goal of her research is to advance psychologically informed practice by developing and implementing effective mind-body and movement-based interventions to optimize clinical outcomes and improve well-being for patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Shelby Baez, Ph.D., ATC, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science. Dr. Baez is a certified and licensed athletic trainer with an expertise in psychology of sport injury and an approved non-certified mentor for aspiring CMPCs through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). Dr. Baez’s research examines the impact of psychosocial factors on health outcomes after sport-related injury, with a focus on patients after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Her lab examines the impact of psychosocial factors on biological outcomes, such as neurocognitive function, biomechanical alterations, and secondary injury risk. Her lab also seeks to identify clinically feasible and novel psychosocial interventions to improve health outcomes. Dr. Baez has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and other regional and national foundations to support her work. She is a member of AASP, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), was the recipient of the AASP Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2020, and the recipient of the ACSM New Investigator Award in 2023.

Wednesday Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Kara Radzak interviews Dr. Tamara Valovich McLeod and Dr. Shelly Fetchen DiCesaro about their recent paper that compares knowledge, perceptions, awareness, confidence in knowledge, and use of sport specialization recommendations among HCPs who work with pediatric athletes.
Dr. Tamara Valovich McLeod is the Chair, Director, and a Professor of Athletic Training, Professor in the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, and John P. Wood, D.O., Endowed Chair for Sports Medicine at A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. Dr. McLeod completed her PhD from the University of Virginia. She was the founding director of the Athletic Training Practice-Based Research Network and her research has focused on the pediatric athlete with respect to sport-related concussion. Dr. McLeod is fellow of the NATA, the National Academy of Kinesiology, and the National Academies of Practice-Athletic Training and was the recipient of the NATA Foundation Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research in 2023.
Dr. Shelly Fetchen DiCesaro is an associate professor of athletic training at the University of Pittsburgh and is an athletic trainer with the US Figure Skating Team USA Medical Provider Pool.

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