Dr. Katelyn Allison is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition and Director of the MS Program in Sports Medicine, University of Pittsburgh. She also serves as the principal investigator for the Marine Corps research initiative, serves as a co-investigator on all Department of Defense research activities, and specializes in exercise physiology-related data collection and dissemination.
Prior to joining the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory (NMRL) as faculty, Dr. Allison completed her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and master’s degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of Pittsburgh, where she also competed in Cross Country and Track. She completed her doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Pittsburgh and spent 4 years as a Graduate Research Associate at the NMRL.
Dr. Allison is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and serves on the Research Committee for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the ACSM. Her work with the United States Marine Corps assisted in informing Department of Defense policy regarding the opening of combat arms roles to women, and was featured on NPR, in the Wall Street Journal, and other national news outlets. Her most recent honors include delivering the alumni address at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Commencement Ceremony (2015) and winning the AMSUS Sir Henry Wellcome Medal and Prize - Exemplary Published Research in Military Medicine (second author) (2012). Dr. Allison is a member of the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Young Faculty Leadership Academy and is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, the Journal of Sports Rehabilitation, and Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise.
The list of Dr. Allison’s current research interests include:
exercise and nutritional contributions to injury prevention, health, wellness, and performance optimization
female injury prevention, performance enhancement, and health
effects of fatigue on proprioception and neuromuscular control