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Mar 20

Psychologically-Informed Practice to Enhance Health Outcomes after Sport-Related Injury

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-5

This presentation will describe psychologically informed practice and identify tangible ways to integrate a psychologically informed approach when treating patients with sport-related injury.

About the Presenter:

Shelby Baez, Ph.D., ATCAssistant Professor, Exercise and Sport ScienceDirector, Psychology of Sport Injury LaboratoryUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillShelby Baez, Ph.D., ATC, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science and the Director of the Psychology of Sport Injury Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Baez is a certified and licensed athletic trainer with an expertise in the psychology of sport injury. Dr. Baez’s research examines the impact of psychosocial factors on biological outcomes, such as biomechanical alterations and secondary injury risk, in patients after sports-related injuries. Her lab also seeks to identify clinically feasible, novel, and technologically driven psychosocial interventions to improve health outcomes. These techniques range from in vivo and augmented reality graded exposure therapies to virtual reality and mobile-delivered mindfulness meditation. Dr. Baez has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and other regional and national foundations to support her work. She was the recipient of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2020, the recipient of the American College of Sports Medicine New Investigator Award in 2023, and the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation Dr. Freddie & Mrs. Hilda Pang Fu New Investigator Award in 2024.