Dr. Emily Kroshus of the University of Washington, who specializes in research on youth sports, concussions, and mental health, will serve as the featured speaker for the College’s annual event on April 28.
Chestnut Hill College, in conjunction with its Center for Natural and Behavioral Sciences and Center for Concussion Education and Research, will welcome Dr. Emily Kroshus.
Dr. Kroshus is research associate professor at the University of Washington. She will speak at the College’s 28th Annual Biomedical Distinguished Lecture to be held virtually on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 2:15 p.m.
Kroshus is based at the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development in the Department of Pediatrics at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute. She will present “Inequities and Missed Opportunities in Concussion Prevention.”
This highlights her continued research on concussions and mental health in youth and adolescent sports. Her work, which combines thinking in social and behavioral sciences, implementation science and social epidemiology, focuses on translational health communications in sport for all developing ages.
“Sports can be a powerful developmental context for children and adolescents,” said Kroshus of her work in an interview with the Seattle Children’s Research Institute. “The goal of my work is to create safe, healthy and growth-oriented sport cultures so that participants can develop positive psychological skills and a life-long love of physical activity.”
Prior to joining the University of Washington, Kroshus served as a post-doctoral research fellow with the National Collegiate Athletic Association, where she conducted applied research and contributed to program development related to concussions and mental health in college sports.
Established in 1994 by Professor of Biology Lakshmi Atchison, Ph.D., the annual lecture series has featured internationally acclaimed professionals in medicine and science.
Previous lecturers have featured research and innovations in biotechnology, basic research, health, wellness, nutrition, medicine, and the global sciences of nanotechnology and nanomedicine.
The annual event is free and open to the public, bringing distinguished speakers to the local campus community and providing a space for the College’s students to engage with esteemed professionals and learn about recent advances in the fields of medicine and science.
For more information on the event, visit here.