Dr Champagne, Queen’s University (Kingston, ON, Canada), and former American football student-athlete and Morehead-Cain scholar from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC, USA). His expertise focuses on integrating novel neuroimaging modalities, helmet accelerometers, film analysis, computer models of head impacts and motion capture to characterize the effects of head trauma on brain health, while uncovering the relationship between impact biomechanics and sport-specific mechanisms of injury in athletes.

Allen hopes that his research on sport-related concussions and exposure to sub- concussive impacts will catalyze the development of novel biomarkers for head injuries, and inform the design of evidence-based behavior modification interventions that will promote safer playing fields around the world. Altogether, Allen strives to use science as a platform to identify and mitigate the risk of head injuries in sports in order to optimize the ways that we allow for athletes to become the best version of themselves, while creating a culture in sport where safety and performance are catalysts for athletic development.

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