Katie Breedlove, PhD, ATC
Aaron Struminger, MA, ATC
Katie Breedlove is currently a post doctoral researcher at the University of Delaware. She received her PhD in Kinesiology from Purdue University in 2014 with a dissertation on the Characterization of Head Impacts, Neurocognitive Testing, and Helmet Force Attenuation in Collegiate Football Players. Prior to Purdue, where she was a graduate assistant athletic trainer with softball, cheerleading, football, and club sports, Katie was the assistant athletic trainer with football at Stony Brook University (NY). She has also been an intern with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011 and 2012 and worked events such as the Boston Marathon and U.S. Figure Skating National Championships. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training in 2008 from Boston University.
Aaron is a 5th year PhD student in the Biomechanics and Movement Science at the University of Delaware. He came to the University of Delaware after completing his Master’s and Undergraduate degrees in Athletic Training at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and University of Florida, respectively. Aaron has worked as an Athletic Trainer throughout his educational career and also spent time as the Head Athletic Trainer for California, State University, Fresno baseball team. His current research examines the reason why the youth shoulder and elbow adapt to overhead sport participation. Aaron hopes that his research can help determine the causes of shoulder and elbow injury in youth athletes, so that researchers can develop more effective upper extremity injury prevention programs.