Storrs, CT 06269-1110
Lindsay J. DiStefano, Ph.D., ATC
Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Clinical Coordinator, Athletic Training Education
Research Associate, Human Performance Laboratory
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009
M.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005
B.S. Boston University, 1999
Areas of Expertise:
Promoting physical activity, especially in children, through physical literacy development and the prevention of sport-related injury.
Martinez JC, Trojian TH, Pagnotta KD, DiStefano LJ. Female Adolescent Athletes’ Attitudes and Perspectives on Injury Prevention Programs. In Press with the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. Accepted June 2016.
Zuk E, Baellow A, Pfile KR, DiStefano LJ, Boling MC, Nguyen AN. Longitudinal Changes in Hip Strength and Range of Motion in Female Youth Soccer Players: Implications for ACL Injury. In Press with Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. Accepted June 2016.
Scarneo S, Root HJ, Martinez JC, Denegar CR, DiStefano LJ. The Effects of an Injury Prevention Program in an Aquatic Environment. In Press with the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. Accepted February 2016.
DiStefano LJ, Padua DA, Peck KY, Beutler AI, de la Motte SJ, Martinez JC, Marshall SW, Cameron KL. The Effects of an Injury Prevention Program on Landing Biomechanics Over Time: the JUMP-ACL Study. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 44(3): 767-76, 2016.
DiStefano LJ, Martinez JC, Crowley E, Kerner M, Matteau E, Boling MC, Nguyen AN, Trojian TH. Maturation and Sex Differences in Neuromuscular Characteristics of Youth Athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29(9): 2465-73, 2015.
Root HJ, Martinez JC, Kraemer WJ, Trojian TH, DiStefano LJ. A Lower Extremity Injury Prevention Program Acutely Improves Landing Technique and Performance in Youth Athletes. Journal of Athletic Training. 50(11): 1149-57, 2015.
Padua DA, Frank B, Donaldson A, de la Motte SJ, Cameron KL, Beutler AI, DiStefano LJ, Marshall SW. Seven Steps for Program Design Implementation – JUMP ACL Experience. Clinical Sports Medicine. 33(4): 615-32, 2014.
Flanagan SD, Dunn-Lewis C, Hatfield DL, DiStefano LJ, Fragala MS, Shoap M, Gotwald M, Trail J, Gomez AL, Volek JS, Cortis C, Comstock BA, Hooper DR, Szivak TK, Looney DP, DuPont WH, McDermott DM, Gaudiose MC, Kraemer WJ. Developmental Differences Between Boys and Girls Results in Sex-Specific Physical Fitness Changes From Fourth to Fifth Grade. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 29(1): 175-80, 2015.
Gordon A, DiStefano LJ, Denegar CD. College and Professional Women’s Basketball Players’ Lower Extremity Injuries: A Survey of Career Incidence. International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training, Accepted May 2014.
Padua DA, DiStefano LJ, DiStefano MJ, Beutler AI, de la Motte SJ, Marshall SW. The Landing Error Scoring System Predicts Lower Extremity Injury in Youth Athletes. Journal of Athletic Training. 50(6): 589-95, 2015.
Carow SD, Gerber JT, Cameron K, Haniuk EM, DiStefano LJ, Beutler AI, Marshall SW, Padua DA. Risk of Lower Extremity Injury in a Military Population After Performing a Supervised Injury Prevention Program. In Press with Journal of Athletic Training. Accepted July 2013.
Theiss JL, Gerber JT, Cameron K, DiStefano LJ, Beutler AI, Marshall SW, Yunker C, Miller J, Padua DA. Jump-Landing Differences between Varsity, Club, and Intramural Athletes: The Jump-ACL study. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 28(4): 1164-71, 2014.
DiStefano LJ, Casa DJ, VanSumeren M, Karslo R, Huggins R, DeMartini JK, Stearns R, Armstrong LE, Maresh CM. Hypohydration and Hyperthermia Impair Neuromuscular Control After Exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 45(6):1166-1173, 2013.
DiStefano LJ, DiStefano MJ, Frank B, Clark MA, Padua DA. Comparison of Integrated and Isolated Training on Performance Measures and Neuromuscular Control. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 27(4): 1083-1090, 2013.
Hooper DR, Szivak TK, DiStefano LJ, Comstock BA, Dunn-Lewis C, Apicella JM, Kelly NA, Creighton BC, Volek JS, Maresh CM, Kraemer WJ. Effects of Resistance Training Fatigue on Joint Biomechanics. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 27(1): 146-53, 2013.
Begalle R, DiStefano LJ, Blackburn JT, Padua DA. Quadriceps and Hamstrings Co-Activation during Common Therapeutic Exercises. Journal of Athletic Training. 47(4):396-405, 2012.
Bell DR, Vesci BJ, DiStefano LJ, Guskiewicz KM, Hirth CJ, Padua DA. Muscle Activity and Flexibility in Individuals with Medial Knee Displacement During the Overhead Squat. Athletic Training Sport Health Care. 4(3):117-125, 2012.
Aguilar AJ, DiStefano LJ, Brown CN, Herman DC, Guskiewicz KM, Padua DA. A Dynamic Warm-Up Model Increases Quadriceps Strength and Hamstring Flexibility. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 26(4):1130-41, 2012.
Padua DA, DiStefano LJ, Beutler AI, de la Motte SJ, DiStefano MJ, Marshall SW. Duration of Training affects Retention of Movement Pattern Changes Following an ACL Injury Prevention Program. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 40(2); 300-306, 2012.
DiStefano LJ, Blackburn JT, Garrett WE, Guskiewicz KM, Marshall SW, Padua DA. The Effects of an Age-specific ACL Injury Prevention Program on Lower Extremity Biomechanics in Children. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 39(5); 949-957, 2011.
Padua DA, Boling MC, DiStefano LJ, Beutler AI, Onate JA, Marshall SW. Reliability of the Landing Error Scoring System Real Time (LESS-RT) a Clinical Assessment Tool of Jump Landing Biomechanics: the JUMP-ACL study. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 20: 145-156, 2011.
DiStefano LJ, Padua DA, Blackburn JT, Garrett WE, Guskiewicz KM, Marshall SW. Integrated Injury Prevention Program Improves Balance and Vertical Jump Height in Children. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 24(2): 332-342, 2010.
East MN, Blackburn JT, DiStefano LJ, Zinder SM, Norcross MN. The Effects of Fibular Repositioning Tape on Ankle Kinematics and Muscle Activity. Athletic Training Sport Health Care. 2(3): 113-122, 2010.
DiStefano LJ, Padua DA, Clark MA. Evidence Supporting Balance Training in Healthy Individuals: A Systematic Literature Review. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 23(9):2718-2731, 2009.
DiStefano LJ, Blackburn JT, Marshall SW, Padua DA. Gluteal Muscle Activation During Common Therapeutic Exercises. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sport Physical Therapy 39(7):532-40, 2009.
DiStefano LJ, Padua DA, DiStefano MJ, Marshall SW. Influence of Age, Sex, Technique, and Exercise Program on Movement Patterns Following an ACL Injury Prevention Program in Youth Soccer Players. American Journal of Sports Medicine 37:495, 2009.
Padua DA, DiStefano LJ. Sagittal Plane Knee Biomechanics and Vertical Ground Reaction Forces are Modified Following ACL Injury Prevention Programs: A Systematic Review. Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach. 1(2):165-173, 2009.
DiStefano LJ, Padua DA, Brown CN, Guskiewicz KM. Lower extremity kinematics and ground reaction forces after prophylactic lace-up ankle bracing. Journal of Athletic Training 43(3):234-41, 2008.
National Athletic Trainers’ Association
American College of Sports Medicine