Karlee Burns

PhD Student, Kinesiology
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences


Karlee Burns is a doctoral student at Temple University pursing her PhD in kinesiology with a concentration in athletic training. Karlee completed her bachelor’s in athletic training and master’s in sports medicine and injury studies at California State University, Long Beach. After becoming a certified athletic trainer, she worked as an assistant athletic trainer for the Division I Track and Field teams at CSU, Long Beach.

Prior to her doctoral studies, Karlee was a graduate assistant, where she worked on clinical strategies for interdisciplinary research in sports medicine. She examined baseline movement screenings for collegiate athletes and the impact of movement deficits on injury risk as well as gait task implementation in baseline assessments.

Karlee’s areas of research currently focus on the collegiate student-athlete and concussion pre-morbid risk factors (e.g., headache, migraine) and clinical baseline assessment performance, quality of life and post-injury outcomes. Karlee is working with Dr. Jane McDevitt and will continue her research to provide high quality healthcare to Temple’s student-athletes.

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