Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Education l Department of Kinesiology
Hometown: Mosinee, WI
Dr. Julie Stamm brings a unique perspective on the issues of repetitive head impacts in youth sports as a scientist and expert in the field, an anatomist with knowledge of childhood development throughout the body and the brain, and an athletic trainer who has provided medical care for athletes in a variety of sports. She is a proud alumna of the Athletic Training program in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her doctorate from the Boston University School of Medicine in Anatomy and Neurobiology studying Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and the long-term consequences of repetitive head impacts in youth sports. As an avid sports fan and a three-sport high school athlete from a small town in Wisconsin, she values the importance and many benefits of sports participation for children.
The Brain on Youth Sports
Addresses the consequences of repetitive brain trauma in youth sports, concussions, and CTE. Both concussions and repetitive impacts in sports can damage the brain, and the consequences can be worse for a child’s developing brain. I counter myths and bad arguments for maintaining the status quo in youth sports.