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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, WA, WA
Internship University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, WA
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
Miller MM Trapp JL Post EG Trigsted SM McGuine TA Brooks MA Bell DR . The Effects of Specialization and Sex on Anterior Y-Balance Performance in High School Athletes. Sports Health. 2017 Apr 1;:1941738117703400
[PubMed ID: 28447871]
Parks RB Hetzel SJ Brooks MA . Iron Deficiency and Anemia among Collegiate Athletes: A Retrospective Chart Review. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017 Mar 8;
[PubMed ID: 28277407]
Post EG Trigsted SM Riekena JW Hetzel S McGuine TA Brooks MA Bell DR . The Association of Sport Specialization and Training Volume With Injury History in Youth Athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Mar 1;:363546517690848
[PubMed ID: 28288281]
Post EG Thein-Nissenbaum JM Stiffler MR Brooks MA Bell DR Sanfilippo JL Trigsted SM Heiderscheit BC McGuine TA . High School Sport Specialization Patterns of Current Division I Athletes. Sports Health. 2017 Mar Apr;9(2):148-153
[PubMed ID: 27807260]
Snedden TR Brooks MA Hetzel S McGuine T . Normative Values of the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 3 (SCAT3) in High School Athletes. Clin J Sport Med. 2016 Sep 7;
[PubMed ID: 27606952]
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 Jun;44(6):1469-74
[PubMed ID: 26920433]
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 Jun;48(6):419-424.e1
[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]
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]