• Education:Bachelor of Science, Miami University, 1984
    Master of Science, University of Arizona, 1985
  • Phone:617-353-7507

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests

  • Include best practice in education and outcomes-related research; practice interests include implementing athletic healthcare services in secondary schools.

Courses Taught

  • Clinical Reasoning Capstone
  • Connecting Evidence to Practice
  • Pharmacology
  • Connecting Policy to Practice
  • Patient-Oriented Evidence for Athletic Trainers
  • Clinical Athletic Training III

Recent Publications

  • Starkey CA, Brown SD. Examination and Diagnosis of Orthopedic Injuries, 4th. Philadelphia: FA Davis, 2015
  • Starkey CA, Brown, SD. Orthopedic and Athletic Injury Examination Handbook, 3rd. Philadelphia: FA Davis, 2015.
  • Brown S. Development and delivery of intervention strategies. In Starkey C. Therapeutic Modalities, 4th, Philadelphia: FA Davis, 2013.

Recent Presentations

    • Education Drives Practice. Doctor of Athletic Training Winter Institute. Phoenix, AZ (February 2018)
    • Accreditation Standards for Graduate Level Professional Education in Athletic Training. Commission on Accreditation in Athletic Training Conference. Tampa, FL (October 2017)
    • Top Ten Outcome Measures You Can Use Today. Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association. Philadelphia, PA (January 2017)
    • Beyond a Diagnosis. (National Athletic Trainers’ Association Meeting & Clinical Symposium, Baltimore, MD (June 2016)
    • Using PowerPoint for Pedagogical Good (with Andy Winterstein). Athletic Training Educators’ Conference, Dallas, TX (February 2015)
    • Is Icing Worth It? Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association Meeting & Clinical Symposium, Philadelphia, PA (January 2015)

      Professional Activities

      • Sayers “Bud” Miller Award Selection Group
      • Co-organizer, Clinical Education Summit (sponsored by Boston University)
      • Founding Member, Athletic Training Clinical Education Research Network
      • Inaugural Chair, Standards Committee, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
      • Nominating Committee, Board of Certification
      • CAATE Site Visitor
      • Athletic Trainer Volunteer, Finish Line, Boston Marathon


      • Bob and Lynn Carruthers Service Award, Commission on Accreditation in Athletic Training Education (2017)
      • Sayers “Bud” Miller Distinguished Educator Award, National Athletic Trainers’ Association (2015)
      • Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, (2014)
      • Paul Grace Leadership Award, Board of Certification (2013)
      • Outstanding Research Manuscript Award, Journal of Athletic Training Education (2012).
        • Welch C, Van Lunen B, Walker SE, Manspeaker SA, Hankemeier DA, Brown SD, Laursen M, Onate JA. Athletic training educators’ knowledge, comfort, and perceived importance of evidence-based practice. Athletic Training Education Journal, 6(1); 5 – 14, 2011.
      • New Initiative Service Award (with Gail Samdperil) Research and Education Foundation (2009)
      • Athletic Trainer of the Year, Massachusetts (2008)
      • Award of Merit, BU College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College (1997, 2000)
      • Whitney R. Powers Award for Teaching Excellence, BU College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College (2000)
      • Award of Merit, BU College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College (1997)
      • Dan Libera Service Award (BOC) (1996)

      Licenses and Certifications

      • BOC certification (1985-present)
      • MA licensed athletic trainer

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