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Johna Register-Mihalik, PhD, LAT, ATC

Assistant Professor – Athletic Training

Department of Exercise and Sport Science
125 Fetzer Hall, Campus Box 8700
The University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

O: 919.962.2702 | IPRC: 919.843.1671

Twitter: @johnamihalik


Johna Register-Mihalik, PhD, LAT, ATC joined the Department of Exercise and Sport Science as an assistant professor in July of 2014. Dr. Register-Mihalik also serves as a Research Scientist at the Injury Prevention Research Center here at UNC-CH. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Alabama in 2004 in Athletic Training and both her graduate (MA-2006; PhD-2010) and postdoctoral training (2012) at UNC-Chapel Hill. Prior to joining the faculty in Exercise and Sport Science, she served as the Senior Research Associate in the Emergency Services Institute at WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Register-Mihalik’s research interests include the negative consequences, prevention, education and clinical management of sport and recreationally related traumatic brain injury (TBI). Her primary work centers on improved care, education and behavior change concerning TBI among physically active children and adolescents. In the future, she hopes to expand these injury prevention methodologies to other settings and injuries. Her work has been published in a variety of journals across the sports medicine and brain injury literature. Dr. Register-Mihalik is also an active member of many professional organizations including the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). In addition, she currently serves on the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina’s Board of Directors and USA Baseball’s Medical and Safety Advisory Committee. She currently resides in Durham with her husband Jason,daughter Jenna, and son John.