kathryn l. o'connor

PhD Student,Kinesiology



Kathryn is a doctoral student in the School of Kinesiology. She graduated from the College of the Holy Cross where she played ice hockey and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2010. Within the NeuroTrauma lab, she primarily works on the Longitudinal Clinical Study Core of the Concussion, Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium project. Her research interests include the susceptibility to concussion in both athlete and military populations, biomechanics, and traumatic brain injury assessment.

Prior to arriving at the University of Michigan she worked in the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. Using electroencephalography (EEG), her research focused on the utility of EEG as a non-invasive monitoring device for aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and severe traumatic brain injured patients.