Dr Jeff Russell

Associate Professor, ASO Ambassador & ASO Research Advisor

We are delighted and grateful to welcome Dr. Jeff Russell. Dr. Russell holds the position of associate professor in Athletic Training at Ohio University and is the Director of Science and Health in Artistic Performance (SHAPe). With a career spanning sports medicine, orthopaedics, and performing arts medicine, his current responsibilities encompass leading a group of athletic trainers and researchers devoted to the comprehensive study and care of artists engaged in disciplines such as dance, music, theater, entertainment, and marching band. His primary research emphasis is concussions in stunt performers.

Especially valued in his research group are several community-engaged co-investigators who represent the artistic communities with which he conducts research. Dr. Russell’s academic background includes a Ph.D. in dance medicine and science from the University of Wolverhampton, England. His notable designations include being a founding board member of The Bridge Dance Project and a co-founder of the SPRINT Study at Boston University that investigates chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in stunt performers.

Awards & Honours:

  • Community-engaged Scholar, Ohio University (2022) ⁠
  • Certificate in Mental Health First Aid (2021)
  • Ronald P. Socciarelli Award for Outstanding Service to the Ohio University Marching 110 (2018)
  • Bruning Teaching Fellow, Ohio University (2017-18)
  • Certificate in Performing Arts Health, Performing Arts Medicine Association (2016)

See more at: Jeff’s OHIO University bio