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Overview

  • Dr. Patricia “Trish” Kelshaw is an Assistant Professor and director of the Brain Research Assessment Initiative of New Hampshire (BRAIN) Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire. She completed her doctoral education and research training at George Mason University. 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 diverse athletes. Her scholarship has included several domains of concussion inquiry including biomechanics, prevention, assessments, recognition, recovery, and policy. Her scholarly pursuits comprise representing the under-represented in concussion research, including varied socio-demographic backgrounds, inclusion of language diversity, and individuals with pre-existing health conditions. She has received unrestricted grant funding from the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment and USA Lacrosse, and is contracted through the Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to consult for the Virginia Concussion Initiative. 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.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2024 Academic adjustments and concussion recoveries in NCAA student-athletes: a LIMBIC MATARS investigation.Brain Injury.  38:282-287. 2024
    2024 Lost in translation: the association of international status and native language on concussion in collegiate athletes in the United States.Brain Injury.  1-8. 2024
    2024 Concussion diagnosis and recovery in relation to collegiate athletic department classification: a LIMBIC MATARS consortium investigation.Brain Injury.  1-11. 2024
    2024 Physical activity and recovery following concussion in collegiate athletes: a LIMBIC MATARS Consortium Investigation.Brain Injury.  1-8. 2024
    2024 Access to athletic trainers and sex as modifiers of time to reach clinical milestones after sport-related concussion in collegiate athletes.Brain Injury.  1-8. 2024
    2023 Language Matters: Comparisons of Concussion Assessments Among English and Spanish Speaking Middle School Athletes.Journal of Athletic Training2023
    2023 Racial identity and concussion diagnosis and recovery trajectories in collegiate athletes: a LIMBIC MATARS investigation.Brain Injury.  1-9. 2023
    2023 Footwear Type and Testing Environment Do Not Affect Baseline Modified Balance Error Scoring System Performance Among Middle School Athletes.Journal of Sport Rehabilitation.  32:9-13. 2023
    2023 Pilot study to explore girls' lacrosse players' attitudes toward headgear.Research in Sports Medicine.  31:873-880. 2023
    2022 Headgear safety attitudes among women's lacrosse stakeholders: Qualitative results.Journal of American College Health.  1-7. 2022
    2022 Association of headgear mandate and concussion injury rates in girls' high school lacrosse.British Journal of Sports Medicine.  56:970-974. 2022
    2022 Headgear safety attitudes: a national survey of collegiate women's lacrosse stakeholders.Research in Sports Medicine.  1-13. 2022
    2022 The Clinical Utility of the Child SCAT5 for Acute Concussion Assessment.Sports Medicine - Open.  8:104. 2022
    2022 Interpreting change on the Child Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5th Edition.Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.  25:492-498. 2022
    2022 Child Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5th Edition: Normative Reference Values in Demographically Diverse YouthClinical Journal of Sport Medicine.  32:e126-e133. 2022
    2022 Child Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5th Edition: Normative Reference Values in Demographically Diverse Youth.Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.  32:e126-e133. 2022
    2021 The Effect of Headgear Use on Concussion Injury Rates in High School Lacrosse 2021
    2021 Middle School Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Have a Greater Concussion HistoryClinical Journal of Sport Medicine.  31:438-441. 2021
    2020 The Effects of Headgear in High School Girls' Lacrosse.Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine.  8:2325967120969685. 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.  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.  48:876-877. 2016
    2015 State-specific differences in school sports preparticipation physical evaluation policiesPediatrics.  135:26-32. 2015

    Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2021 Coaches' Perceptions Of Headgear Safety In High School Girls' LacrosseMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 331-331. 2021
    2021 Concussion Rates Of Sex-matched Sports In US Middle School Athletes Over Five School YearsMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 204-205. 2021
    2021 Player Perceptions Of Headgear Safety In High School Girls' LacrosseMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 331-331. 2021
    2021 Sport Differences In Pediatric Quality Of Life Among Middle School AthletesMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 374-375. 2021
    2021 Test-Retest Reliability Of The Child Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5Th EditionMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 374-374. 2021
    2021 Testing Surface And Footwear Type Significantly Affect Baseline Balance Performance Of Middle School AthletesMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 172-172. 2021
    2019 Game-Play Characteristics by Field Size in Girls' Youth LacrosseMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 518-518. 2019
    2019 Physical Activity Among Youth Lacrosse Players: Full vs. Modified Field PlayMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 518-518. 2019
    2018 Laboratory Assessment of Pristine and Used Soft-Shell Headgear for Girls' High School LacrosseMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 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. 834-835. 2017

    Teaching Activities

  • Cultural Conds in Health Care Taught course 2023
  • Medical Terminology Taught course 2023
  • Student Research Experience Taught course 2023
  • Medical Terminology Taught course 2022 - 2023
  • Career Prep Athletic Training Taught course 2022
  • Medical Terminology Taught course 2022
  • Advanced Research Experience Taught course 2022
  • Lab Practcm Athletic Training Taught course 2022
  • Seminar in Athletic Training Taught course 2022
  • Career Prep Athletic Training Taught course 2021
  • Lab Practcm Athletic Training Taught course 2021
  • Lab Practcm Athletic Training Taught course 2021
  • Seminar in Athletic Training Taught course 2021
  • Senior Honors Thesis Taught course 2021
  • Career Prep Athletic Training Taught course 2020
  • Senior Honors Thesis Taught course 2020
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Athletic Training, George Mason University
  • M.S. Exercise, Fitness and Health Promotion, George Mason University
  • Ph.D. Education, Kinesiology, George Mason University
  • Full Name

  • Trish Kelshaw