Andrea DiTrani Lobacz, PhD, ATC is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Athletic Training within the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Dr. Lobacz completed a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training at Marist College and obtained a Master of Science degree in athletic training from A.T. Still University – Arizona School of Health Sciences. In addition, she also earned a PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science from the University of Delaware in 2017. Dr. Lobacz’s research interests include neuromechanical maladaptations following hamstring strain injury, including altered sensations of tightness and proprioceptive deficits. Through her research she also aims to identify factors that may increase the risk of hamstring strain susceptibility, particularly how fatigue and competitive anxiety contribute to hamstring stiffness dysregulation. Prior to entering higher education, Dr. Lobacz spent 6+ years working clinically as a certified athletic trainer at the Division-I collegiate level, primarily with track and field athletes, which provided the base and motivation for her research efforts in the area of hamstring strain injuries.
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