Dr. Eckner received his M.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University and his M.S. degree from the University of Michigan in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis. His research addresses mild traumatic brain injury in athletes, including concussion prevention through neck strengthening exercise, concussion biomechanics, determining the role of reaction time testing in concussion assessment, long term effects of concussion on neurological health, as well as, in the management and rehabilitation of athletes.
Dr. Eckner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Director of Clinical Research, Michigan NeuroSport and PM&R Concussion Programs, and Director of the PM&R Resident Research Program, in addition to the Michigan Concussion Center’s Research Associate Director.
Dr. Karvonen-Gutierrez is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. Dr. Karvonen-Gutierrez’s research focuses on the impact of chronological aging, reproductive aging and obesity and their intersections, on the development and progression of chronic disease and musculoskeletal outcomes through the creation of a metabolically-dysfunctional and pro-inflammatory environment. To address her research agenda, Dr. Karvonen-Gutierrez pursues mechanistic and biologic hypotheses using both epidemiologic and clinical research designs leveraging her leadership in ongoing cohort studies as well as new data collection efforts.
Adam is one of the pioneers in developing modern methods of quantitative risk assessment and cost-benefit analysis. He was the chief scientist at the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration during the Clinton administration, and later OSHA’s chief enforcement official in the Rocky Mountain states. He was a faculty member at Princeton University (policy school), Rutgers (school of public health), and Penn (law school) before coming to UM. He has written several articles recently in the public health and legal literature on the risks of CTE in football and possible public-private collaborations to reduce them.
Dr. Veliz is a Research Associate Professor at the School of Nursing’s Applied Biostatistics Laboratory and Associate Director of the Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center. Dr. Veliz’s research primarily involves examining large-scale secondary data sets to assess adolescent substance use, health, and participation in organized sports. As a data analyst, Dr. Veliz has published extensively using data sets like the Monitoring the Future, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, and Office of Civil Rights Data Collection and continues to work with new and existing secondary data sources that focus on substance use and health. Dr. Veliz is currently co-investigator on several NIH funded projects assessing prescription drug use, cigarette, and e-cigarette use using data from the Monitoring the Future and National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions-III.
Dr. Mark E. Oppenlander is a board-certified neurosurgeon at the University of Michigan Departments of Neurological Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery. He specializes in complex spinal operations, including spinal deformity, scoliosis, spinal tumors, thoracic disc disease, craniovertebral junction surgery, robotics in neurosurgery, and trauma. Dr. Oppenlander has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and abstracts, and participated in conferences at the state, national, and international level with multiple invited presentations. He serves as faculty for the AANS Coding and Reimbursement Committee and is an Unaffiliated Neurotrauma Consultant for the National Football League (NFL).
Dr. Song is Professor of Biostatistics, and Associate Chair of Research, at the Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health since January, 2008. He received his PhD in Statistics from the University of British Columbia in 1996. He has published over 170 peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Song’s research interests include data integration, high-dimensional data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, missing data, spatiotemporal modeling, and methods in precision health. He is ASA Fellow and Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute. Dr. Song serves as Associate Editor of Journal of American Statistical Association, Canadian Journal of Statistics, and Journal of Multivariate Analysis.
Dr. Matthew Lorincz earned his MD and PhD at Wayne State University and completed residency and fellowship training in the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Lorincz is a Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan. He is Co-Director of the Michigan Sports Neurology clinic, Michigan NeuroSport, Associate Director of the Michigan Concussion Center Clinical core and on the Michigan Concussion Center Executive committee.
Dr. Lorincz specializes in Sports Neurology with an emphasis on treatment of acute concussions and the long-term consequences of concussion, as well as management of neurological disorders in athletes.
Dr. Lorincz is a team physician for, Eastern Michigan University, USA Hockey and the US Ski and Snowboard. He acts as a consultant to University of Michigan Athletics and has also served as a consultant to the National Basketball Association.
Dr. Lorincz’s current research interests are in optimizing recovery of sport-related concussion and the long-term consequences of concussion in sport.
A full list of his publications can be found here.
Adam Lewno is an Assistant Professor in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at University of Michigan. He obtained his medical degree at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internship and physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) where he was the co-director of the UPMC Mercy Internal Medicine Osteopathic education, team physician for University of California Pennsylvania, and a founding member of EMBRACE, an amputee dance initiative. Dr. Lewno then came to Michigan as part of the University of Michigan’s Sports Medicine Fellowship where he was an acting team physician for both University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University while also completing UM’s Family Medicine Faculty Development Institute certification program for medical educators. He continues his passion for taking care of athletes as a team physician for Eastern Michigan University, consultant to MPerform, and as a volunteer national team physician for USA Swimming.
Dr. Lewno’s medical practice focuses on non-surgical management of sports medicine conditions as well as disorders of joints, tendons, and nerves. He has a particular clinical interest in endurance athletes, performing artists, and the application of musculoskeletal ultrasound for complicated and challenging diagnoses. His goal is simple: help you get back to activities you are passionate about.
Dr. Pangilinan is an Associate Professor in the Department of PM&R. He graduated from the Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the McGaw Medical Center/ Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (now the Shirly Ryan Ability Lab).
His clinical practice is in neurorehabilitation following TBI, both in the in-patient and out-patient setting. He is also the chief of the TBI/Polytrauma service in the VA-Ann Arbor. He research focuses on diagnoses, prognosis, and management of patients following TBI.