Jaclyn Stephens’ research evaluates adolescents and adults with sports-related concussion and more severe forms of traumatic brain injury using behavioral measures and neuroimaging techniques, like electroencephalography, functional near infrared spectroscopy, and functional magnetic resonance imaging. The overarching goals of her research are to better understand the neural physiology of brain injury and other neurological conditions, create innovative behavioral measures for return-to-play evaluations (e.g. virtual reality assessment tools), and partner with rehabilitation interventionists to facilitate successful and safe return to meaningful occupations, like sports, work, and school.
Recent Publication Selections
- Weishaar, M. G., Stephens, J. A., and Conner, B. T. (2021). Personality predictors of time to return to play following sports-related concussion: Analysis of survey data from an undergraduate sample. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
- Aumen, A. M., Oberg, K.J, Mingils, S.M., Berkner, C.B., Tracy, B.L, Stephens, J.A. (2020). Revised and neuroimaging compatible versions of the dual task screen. Journal of Visualized Experiments
- Koerte, I.K, Esopenko, C…Stephens, J.A. ….Baron, D. (2020). The ENIGMA sports injury working group – An international collaboration to further our understanding of sport-related brain injury. Brain Imaging and Behavior
- Stephens, J.A., Puymbroeck, M.V, Sample, P.L, and Schmid, A.A. (2020) Yoga improves balance, mobility, and perceived occupational performance in adults with chronic brain injury: A preliminary investigation. Complement Ther Clinic Practice