Jennifer M. Medina McKeon, PhD, ATC, CSCS is an Associate Professor and Director of the Athletic Training Program within the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance at Ithaca College. She teaches Kinesiology, Clinical Pathoanatomy (EXSS 40700), and other athletic training courses. Her academic and research interests include functional anatomy and pathoanatomy, evidence-based practice, biomechanics, sports injury epidemiology and clinical analysis of risk factors associated with lower extremity injury. She has received funding from the National Institutes of Health and has presented her research at the local, national, and international levels.
“As an athletic training researcher, I believe it is critically important to bridge the gap between the clinician and the laboratory. Within sports medicine research, there is a paucity of evidence that can be directly translated to clinical practice. My professional research goal is to generate clinically useful, valid tools for improving patient care.
Specifically, I have focused on 1) using an epidemiological approach to describe injury trends and generate prognostic indicators for return-to-play; 2) providing evidence-based answers to clinical questions through systematic review of the literature; and 3) field-testing techniques for assessing biomechanical risk factors and injury surveillance.
More than anything, I enjoy being with my family – mostly that involves my husband, Patsy (the Clinical Education Coordinator for the Athletic Training Program), my son, Bobby (age 11), my daughter, Mallory (age 8). We love to hike, play guitars, ride bikes, fish, go to the park (you can regularly find us at Stewart Park, Cass Park, & Taughannock), and go to Key West!