Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology
Waters College of Health Professions

Concussion Research Lab

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The Georgia Southern University Concussion Research Lab is located on the Statesboro Campus and dedicated to the scientific understanding of sports-related concussion and their resulting consequences. The interdisciplinary research team is lead by Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology faculty, Barry Munkasy, Ph.D., and work closely with a diverse array of faculty and students at Georgia Southern University as well as collaborative relationships with the University of Florida and the University of North Carolina – Charlotte.

The Georgia Southern University Concussion Research Lab has received funding from the National Institute of Health/Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Army Research Office Life Science Division, and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation to support their research studies. Faculty and students have published multiple research papers in high impact peer-reviewed journals and presented at local, regional, and national sports medicine conferences.

The research team recently received extensive coverage for the addition of the Helmet Impact Telemetry System (HITS) into the research from major newspapers including the Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Post, and the Charlotte Observer, among others.  The team was recently profiled on WTGS FOX 28 , WMAZ in Macon, GA and Macon CBS, as well as NBC Nightly News.

Last updated: 8/9/2019

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