The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina – United States
Johna Register-Mihalik is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at UNC-Chapel Hill. In addition to her role in the Gfeller Center, she serves as a Core Faculty member with the Injury Prevention Research Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Alabama in Athletic Training and her master’s, doctoral, and postdoctoral training at UNC-Chapel Hill. Prior to joining the faculty in Exercise and Sport Science, she served as the Senior Research Associate in the Emergency Services Institute at WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh, NC. She has also worked clinically at the youth, high school, and collegiate levels as an Athletic Trainer.
Dr. Register-Mihalik's research interests include the negative consequences, prevention, education and clinical management of sport and recreational TBI. Her primary work centers on novel behavioral and clinical interventions to improve the prevention and care for concussion across the lifespan. She has been the recipient of several research grants to pursue this line of work. Her work has been published in a variety of journals across the sports medicine and brain injury literature and she was the 2018 recipient of the NATA Foundation’s New Investigator Award.
Dr. Register-Mihalik is also an active member of many professional organizations including the National Athletic Trainers' Association and the American College of Sports Medicine. In addition, she currently serves on the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Convention Program and Pronouncements Committees.
Thursday, November 7
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM