December Featured Author

Dr. Covassin

Tracey Covassin, PhD
Athletic Trainer and Associate Professor
Department of Kinesthesiology
Michigan State University

From the December issue: Concussion Symptoms and Neurocognitive Performance of High School and College Athletes Who Incur Multiple Concussions

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Covassin discuss her article from the December issue.


Dr. Covassin is an Associate Professor and certified athletic trainer at Michigan State University in the Department of Kinesiology. Her research in sport-related concussion includes sex and age differences in concussion outcomes, neurocognitive impairments, and issues associated with multiple concussions. Dr. Covassin currently directs a multi-site high school and college sport-concussion outreach program in the Mid-Michigan area. Dr. Covassin has over 50 professional publications and 70 professional presentations, and has received over $650,000 in funding as a Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator from external sources including the National Operating Committee of Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE), National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Research and Education Foundation, NFL Charities, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Selected Other Published Works in AJSM

Are There Differences in Neurocognitive Function and Symptoms Between Male and Female Soccer Players After Concussions? Am J Sports Med December 2013 41 2890-2895; published online before print November 6, 2013, doi:10.1177/0363546513509962

The Role of Age and Sex in Symptoms, Neurocognitive Performance, and Postural Stability in Athletes After Concussion Am J Sports Med June 2012 40 1303-1312; published online before print April 26, 2012, doi:10.1177/0363546512444554

A Revised Factor Structure for the Post-Concussion Symptom Scale: Baseline and Postconcussion Factors Am J Sports Med October 2012 40 2375-2384; published online before print August 16, 2012, doi:10.1177/0363546512455400

One-Year Test-Retest Reliability of the Online Version of ImPACT in High School Athletes Am J Sports Med November 2011 39 2319-2324; published online before print August 12, 2011, doi:10.1177/0363546511417173

The Relationship Between Neurocognitive Function and Noncontact Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries Am J Sports Med June 2007 35 943-948; published online before print March 16, 2007, doi:10.1177/0363546507299532

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