Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center at UNC-Chapel Hill

Jason P. Mihalik, PhD, CAT(C), ATC

Department of Exercise and Sport Science
Matthew A. Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center
2201 Stallings-Evans Sports Medicine Complex, Campus Box 8700
The University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

O: 919.962.2573 | L: 919.962.0409 | F: 919.962.7060

Twitter:  @jmihalik79


Professional Summary

Jason Mihalik is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science. He currently serves as the director of the EXSS Musculoskeletal Cadaver Anatomy Laboratory, and will teach courses in Biomechanics (EXSS 385) and Undergraduate Research Methods (EXSS 273), and assists with the Graduate Statistics and Research Methods courses in EXSS. Dr. Mihalik completed his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science with a specialization in Athletic Therapy at Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) in 2001. He completed his graduate work in Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA), earning his Master’s Degree in December 2004. He was a recipient of the Dr. Thomas S. and Mrs. Caroline H. Royster, Jr. 5-year fellowship, allowing him to complete his doctoral work at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the summer of 2009.

Jason’s primary research interests include studying the biomechanics related to head trauma and studying the common pathways to managing head trauma from the sideline through the emergency department. His secondary research interests include the neurocognitive and postural deficits associated with sports related mild traumatic brain injury, analyzing postural control strategies, investigating the sequellae associated with MTBI in athletes (i.e. postconcussion syndrome, posttraumatic migraine, etc.), and exploring the potential for concussion rehabilitation in virtual reality environments. He also has an interest in the field management of neurotraumatic spine-related injuries.