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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

M. Alison Brooks, MD, MPH, specializes in pediatric and adolescent primary care sports medicine. She is board certified in pediatrics and fellowship-trained in sports medicine. Dr. Brooks provides medical coverage for Badger women's ice hockey and men's soccer. Her special interests include bone health, cartilage injury, fractures, and sports injury prevention in children and adolescents in addition to medical and musculoskeletal problems in cyclists.


Orthopedic Surgery

Pediatric Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

UW Health Clinics

Research Park Clinic
(608) 263-8850 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
UW Health at The American Center
(608) 263-8850 | (844) 607-4800 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
UnityPoint Health - Meriter (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Pediatrics
Sports Medicine
Fellowship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Residency University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Internship University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Medical School University of Tennessee-Memphis School of Medicine, Memphis, TN, 2000

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

Programs & Conditions


Dr. Brooks is currently conducting research to test bracing in adolescents with acute, symptomatic spondylolyis, as well as a study to test musculoskeletal outcome instruments in young athletes with low back pain.

PubMed Articles
Parks RB Helwig D Dettmann J Taggart T Woodruff B Horsfall K Brooks MA . Developing a Performance Nutrition Curriculum for Collegiate Athletics. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2016 Apr 6;
[PubMed ID: 27062229]
Brooks MA Peterson K Biese K Sanfilippo J Heiderscheit BC Bell DR . Concussion Increases Odds of Sustaining a Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Injury After Return to Play Among Collegiate Athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Mar;44(3):742-7
[PubMed ID: 26786903]
Bell DR Post EG Trigsted SM Hetzel S McGuine TA Brooks MA . Prevalence of Sport Specialization in High School Athletics: A 1-Year Observational Study. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Feb 26;
[PubMed ID: 26920433]
Stiffler MR Sanfilippo JL Brooks MA Heiderscheit BC . Star Excursion Balance Test Performance Varies by Sport in Healthy Division I Collegiate Athletes. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Oct;45(10):772-80
[PubMed ID: 26304643]
McGuine TA Hetzel S McCrea M Brooks MA . Protective equipment and player characteristics associated with the incidence of sport-related concussion in high school football players: a multifactorial prospective study. Am J Sports Med. 2014 Oct;42(10):2470-8
[PubMed ID: 25060072]
Brooks MA Beaulieu JE Severson HH Wille CM Cooper D Gau JM Heiderscheit BC . Web-based therapeutic exercise resource center as a treatment for knee osteoarthritis: a prospective cohort pilot study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2014 May 17;15:158
[PubMed ID: 24884547]
Brooks MA Tarini BA . Genetic testing and youth sports. JAMA. 2011 Mar 9;305(10):1033-4
[PubMed ID: 21386082]
Brooks MA Evans MD Rivara FP . Evaluation of skiing and snowboarding injuries sustained in terrain parks versus traditional slopes. Inj Prev. 2010 Apr;16(2):119-22
[PubMed ID: 20363819]
Peterson AR Brooks MA . Pilot study of adolescent attitudes regarding ski or snowboard helmet use. WMJ. 2010 Feb;109(1):28-30
[PubMed ID: 20942297]
Brooks MA Schiff MA Rivara FP . Identifying previous sports injury among high school athletes. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2009 Jun;48(5):548-50
[PubMed ID: 19171912]