Munce Lab

Primary Research Focus

The Munce lab performs high-impact, innovative sports science research that leads to practical applications on the playing field and in the clinic using diverse portfolio of athletic health and performance research, with a recent focus primarily on studying brain injury risk in football.

As concussions in football become more recognized, concerns continue to grow about the adverse effects of repetitive head impacts and sub-concussive brain trauma. Additionally, the long-term risk of brain injury resulting from football participation remain largely unknown.

This lab focuses its attention on youth football players, as nearly 70 percent of all participants in this sport are younger than high school age, and the developing brains of youth players may be more susceptible to traumatic injury. Because of those numbers, the lab aims to make scientific discoveries that can inform evidence-based recommendations intended to improve health and safety in youth football.

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