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UW Health Athletic Training Residency

Research Program


The UW Health Athletic Training Residency Research Program consists of three distinct components. Each of these components supports the research mission of UW Health and involves a collaborative effort between the UW Health System, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, UW Medical Foundation and UW-Madison Department of Kinesiology. 


Clinical Research Component*

  • Subjects include specific patient populations
  • Retrospective and prospective studies
  • Observation, correlation and randomized controlled trials for injury:
    • Diagnosis
    • Treatment
    • Rehabilitation
    • Outcomes

Field Research Component

  • Subjects include populations of interscholastic, club and recreational athletes
  • Prospective studies:
    • Observational epidemiology
    • Analytical epidemiology
    • Randomized controlled trials
    • Outcomes

Ongoing Data Collection Projects

  • Databases used to identify research questions and populations of potential research subjects
  • Sports injury database
    • Consists of demographic information for all new patients
    • N=14,000+ records
    • Sex, age, injury mechanism and diagnoses
  • Surgical outcomes database
    • Orthopedic and general health outcome summary measures are collected for all hip, knee and shoulder surgeries
    • Data collection is prospective prior to surgery and at regular intervals for up to twelve (12) months post-surgery
    • N = 1,600+ records