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In this week’s episode of The Optimized Mind, Dr. Kate talks with Dr. Julie Stamm author of The Brain on Youth Sports: The Science, The Myths and The Future – a book which empowers parents to make informed decisions about sports participation.
Dr. Stamm brings a unique perspective on the issues of repeated head impacts in sports. She is a scientist who spent years researching concussions, and the consequences of repetitive brain trauma in youth. In addition to her vast expertise in this domain, Dr. Stamm is an accomplished athlete herself having competed in sports throughout her life.
This is a dynamic and important conversation looking at the ways in which parents and coaches can protect the brains of young athletes. Dr. Kate and Dr. Stamm take a deep dive through the discussion on specific strategies that can be implemented to prevent head injury in youth sports, without taking away from the experience of the sport and why this is so vital.
Dr. Julie Stamm is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She 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, and an athletic trainer who has provided medical care for athletes in a variety of sports. As an avid sports fan and a three-sport high school athlete from a small town in Wisconsin, she values the importance of sports participation for children. She earned her doctorate in anatomy and neurobiology from the Boston University School of Medicine and conducted research at the Boston University Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center and the Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
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