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  • Patricia “Trish” Kelshaw is a certified athletic trainer and an Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire. In 2018, she was awarded a fellowship with the Concussion Research Program through Harvard Medical School. Her research endeavors encompass mild traumatic brain injuries among pediatric athletes. Her work has focused on how athlete development models, game-play behaviors, and protective equipment may affect head impacts and concussion incidence in pediatric sports. Trish currently collaborates with US Lacrosse, MedStar, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Florida, Harvard University, Mass General Hospital, Maine Concussion Management Initiative, the Virginia Concussion Imitative, and the Advancing Healthcare Initiatives for Underserved Students (ACHIEVES) Project to further collect sports-related head impacts and concussion data from diverse pediatric athletes. In addition to her research background, Trish has worked with concussed pediatric athletes as the head athletic trainer for a large metropolitan youth football league and currently teaches and mentors undergraduate and graduate students. She intends to enhance knowledge and improve health care in concussion management for pediatric athletes.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2021 Child Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5th EditionClinical Journal of Sport Medicine.  Publish Ahead of Print. 2021
    2020 The Effects of Headgear in High School Girls' Lacrosse.Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine.  8:2325967120969685. 2020
    2020 Middle School Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Have a Greater Concussion HistoryClinical Journal of Sport Medicine.  Publish Ahead of Print. 2020
    2019 Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Perform Differently on Pediatric Concussion Assessment.Journal of Pediatrics.  214:168-174.e1. 2019
    2019 Laboratory Performance Evaluation of Pristine and Used Headgear for Girls' Lacrosse.Journal of Applied Biomechanics.  35:297-302. 2019
    2019 Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Perform Differently on Pediatric Concussion AssessmentArchives of Clinical Neuropsychology.  34:749-749. 2019
    2019 Middle School Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Have a Greater Concussion HistoryArchives of Clinical Neuropsychology.  34:748-748. 2019
    2019 The Effect of Protective Headgear on Frequency and Magnitude of Impacts in Girls' High School Varsity LacrosseArchives of Clinical Neuropsychology.  34:742-742. 2019
    2019 Game-Play Characteristics by Field Size in Boys Youth LacrosseMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports.  51:517-517. 2019
    2019 Game-Related Impacts in High School Boys' Lacrosse.Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine.  7:2325967119835587. 2019
    2018 Isometric Cervical Muscle Strength Does Not Affect Head Impact Kinematics in High School Boys' LacrosseInternational Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training.  23:234-238. 2018
    2017 Characterizing Verified Head Impacts in High School Girls' Lacrosse.American Journal of Sports Medicine.  45:3374-3381. 2017
    2016 Head and Neck Circumference Not Risk Factors For Game Concussions Among Youth American Football PlayersMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports.  48:876-877. 2016
    2015 State-specific differences in school sports preparticipation physical evaluation policiesPediatrics.  135:26-32. 2015

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2019 Game-Play Characteristics by Field Size in Girls' Youth LacrosseMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. 518-518. 2019
    2019 Physical Activity Among Youth Lacrosse Players: Full vs. Modified Field PlayMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. 518-518. 2019
    2018 Laboratory Assessment of Pristine and Used Soft-Shell Headgear for Girls' High School LacrosseMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. 440-440. 2018
    2017 Isometric Cervical Muscle Strength Does Not Affect Head Impact Kinematics in High School Boys' LacrosseMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine and science in sports. 834-835. 2017

    Teaching Activities

  • Career Prep Athletic Training Taught course 2020
  • Senior Honors Thesis Taught course 2020
  • Full Name

  • Trish Kelshaw