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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.



Research Park Clinic
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UW Health at The American Center
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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital
UnityPoint Health - Meriter

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Professional Certifications and Education

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

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

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
Post EG Trigsted SM Schaefer DA Cadmus-Bertram LA Watson AM McGuine TA Brooks MA Bell DR Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs of Youth Sports Coaches Regarding Sport Volume Recommendations and Sport Specialization. J Strength Cond Res . 2018 Feb 22;
[PubMed ID: 29481449]
Bell DR Post EG Trigsted SM Schaefer DA McGuine TA Watson AM Brooks MA Sport Specialization Characteristics Between Rural and Suburban High School Athletes. Orthop J Sports Med . 2018 Jan;6(1):2325967117751386
[PubMed ID: 29376086]
Brooks MA Bazarian JJ Prichep LS Dastidar SG Talavage TM Barr W The Use of an Electrophysiological Brain Function Index in the Evaluation of Concussed Athletes. J Head Trauma Rehabil . 2018 Jan Feb;33(1):1-6
[PubMed ID: 28520677]
Parks RB Brooks MA Response. Med Sci Sports Exerc . 2017 Nov;49(11):2365
[PubMed ID: 29040239]
Shields MR Brooks MA Koltyn KF Kim JS Cook DB Cognitive Resilience and Psychological Responses across a Collegiate Rowing Season. Med Sci Sports Exerc . 2017 Nov;49(11):2276-2285
[PubMed ID: 28682806]
Post EG Bell DR Trigsted SM Pfaller AY Hetzel SJ Brooks MA McGuine TA Association of Competition Volume, Club Sports, and Sport Specialization With Sex and Lower Extremity Injury History in High School Athletes. Sports Health . 2017 Nov Dec;9(6):518-523
[PubMed ID: 28628419]
Nencka AS Meier TB Wang Y Muftuler LT Wu YC Saykin AJ Harezlak J Brooks MA Giza CC Difiori J Guskiewicz KM Mihalik JP LaConte SM Duma SM Broglio S McAllister T McCrea MA Koch KM Stability of MRI metrics in the advanced research core of the NCAA-DoD concussion assessment, research and education (CARE) consortium. Brain Imaging Behav . 2017 Oct 24;
[PubMed ID: 29064019]
McGuine TA Post EG Hetzel SJ Brooks MA Trigsted S Bell DR A Prospective Study on the Effect of Sport Specialization on Lower Extremity Injury Rates in High School Athletes. Am J Sports Med . 2017 Oct;45(12):2706-2712
[PubMed ID: 28735552]
Watson A Brickson S Brooks MA Dunn W Preseason Aerobic Fitness Predicts In-Season Injury and Illness in Female Youth Athletes. Orthop J Sports Med . 2017 Sep;5(9):2325967117726976
[PubMed ID: 28904982]
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 . 2017 Sep;27(5):462-467
[PubMed ID: 27606952]
Parks RB Hetzel SJ Brooks MA Iron Deficiency and Anemia among Collegiate Athletes: A Retrospective Chart Review. Med Sci Sports Exerc . 2017 Aug;49(8):1711-1715
[PubMed ID: 28277407]
Brooks MA Snedden TR Mixis B Hetzel S McGuine TA Establishing Baseline Normative Values for the Child Sport Concussion Assessment Tool. JAMA Pediatr . 2017 Jul 1;171(7):670-677
[PubMed ID: 28492862]
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 Jul Aug;9(4):375-382
[PubMed ID: 28447871]
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 May;45(6):1405-1412
[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]
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]