Ryan T. Tierney

Associate Professor of Instruction
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Office
681 Ritter Annex

Biography

Dr. Ryan Tierney is an associate professor at Temple University. He received his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from the University of Delaware and has been a certified athletic trainer since 1996. He received his doctoral degree in kinesiology from Temple University in 2004. He and his colleagues focus their research on concussive and sub-concussive head impacts.

Education

  • PhD, Kinesiology, Temple University
  • MEd, Kinesiology, Temple University
  • BS, Athletic Training, University of Delaware

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

ATHT 5245

General Medical Conditions in Athletic Training

Graduate

ATHT 5645

Board of Certification Examination Preparation

Graduate

ATHT 5808

Advanced Sport Concussion

Graduate

ATHT 8300

Seminar in Athletic Training/Sport Medicine

Graduate

ATHT 8603

Clinical Grand Rounds II: Upper Extremity

Graduate

ATHT 9601

Capstone in Athletic Training

Graduate

HRPR 1444

Movement Injuries: Prevention and Care

Undergraduate

PHTH 8107

Functional Biomechanics

Graduate

Selected Publications

  • Kaminski, T.W., Chrisman, S.P.D., Glutting, J., Wahlquist, V., Eagle, S., Putukian, M., Tierney, R., Broglio, S.P., McAllister, T.W., McCrea, M.A., Pasquina, P.F., Kontos, A.P., & Investigators, C.S. (2022). Mechanisms of injury for concussions in collegiate soccer: an NCAA/DoD CARE consortium study. Sci Med Footb, 6(3), pp. 325-330. England. doi: 10.1080/24733938.2021.1991586

  • Caccese, J.B., Buckley, T.A., Tierney, R.T., Rose, W.C., Glutting, J.J., & Kaminski, T.W. (2021). Postural Control Deficits After Repetitive Soccer Heading. Clin J Sport Med, 31(3), pp. 266-272. United States. doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000709

  • Lempke, L.B., Lynall, R.C., Le, R.K., McCrea, M., McAllister, T., Schmidt, J.D., & Investigators, C.C. (2021). Correction to: The Effects of On-Field Heat Index and Altitude on Concussion Assessments and Recovery Among NCAA Athletes. Sports Med, 51(4), p. 837. New Zealand. doi: 10.1007/s40279-020-01425-2

  • Lempke, L.B., Lynall, R.C., Le, R.K., McCrea, M., McAllister, T., Schmidt, J.D., & Investigators, C.C. (2021). The Effects of On-Field Heat Index and Altitude on Concussion Assessments and Recovery Among NCAA Athletes. Sports Med, 51(4), pp. 825-835. New Zealand. doi: 10.1007/s40279-020-01395-5

  • Cheever, K., McDevit, J., Wright, W.G., & Tierney, R. (2021). Differences in cervical kinesthesia between amateur athletes with and without a history of contact sport participation. Brain Inj, 35(4), pp. 404-410. England. doi: 10.1080/02699052.2021.1878551

  • Hochstetler, J.I., Russ, A.C., Tierney, R., & Mansell, J.L. (2021). Workplace bullying in healthcare: A critically appraised topic. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training, 26(3), pp. 130-135. doi: 10.1123/ijatt.2019-0115

  • Mason, M.A., Russ, A.C., Tierney, R.T., & Mansell, J.L. (2021). The effect of the closed-loop control system on blood glucose control with exercise: A critically appraised topic. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training, 26(5), pp. 241-244. doi: 10.1123/ijatt.2020-0109

  • Cheever, K.M., Wright, W.G., McDevitt, J., Sitler, M., & Tierney, R.T. (2021). Exploring the relationship between musculoskeletal injury and clinical outcome measures of cervical sensorimotor function. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training, 26(5), pp. 262-268. doi: 10.1123/ijatt.2020-0033

  • Jack, M., Tierney, R., Mansell, J., & Russ, A. (2020). Dry needling versus sham needling for myofascial pain syndrome: A critically appraised topic. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training, 25(6), pp. 289-293. doi: 10.1123/ijatt.2019-0109

  • Kulpa, T.A., Mansell, J., Russ, A., & Tierney, R. (2020). The effects of aerobic exercise on postconcussion symptoms in patients with persistent symptoms: A critically appraised topic. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training, 25(1), pp. 4-11. doi: 10.1123/ijatt.2018-0111

  • Ratka, J., Cheever, K., Mansell, J.L., & Tierney, R.T. (2020). The effect of an interval fatigue protocol on Vestibular/Ocular Motor Screening (VOMS) performance. Brain Inj, 34(1), pp. 110-114. England. doi: 10.1080/02699052.2019.1682194

  • McGinnis, I., Tierney, R., Mansell, J., & Phillips, J. (2019). The Effect of Target Speed and Verbal Instruction on NPC Measures in a Young, Healthy, and Active Population. J Eye Mov Res, 12(4). Switzerland. doi: 10.16910/jemr.12.4.5

  • Stemper, B.D., Shah, A.S., Harezlak, J., Rowson, S., Duma, S., Mihalik, J.P., Riggen, L.D., Brooks, A., Cameron, K.L., Giza, C.C., Houston, M.N., Jackson, J., Posner, M.A., McGinty, G., DiFiori, J., Broglio, S.P., McAllister, T.W., McCrea, M., & Investigators, A.t.C.C. (2019). Repetitive Head Impact Exposure in College Football Following an NCAA Rule Change to Eliminate Two-A-Day Preseason Practices: A Study from the NCAA-DoD CARE Consortium. Ann Biomed Eng, 47(10), pp. 2073-2085. United States. doi: 10.1007/s10439-019-02335-9

  • Langford, D., Tierney, R., McDevitt, J., Wesley, L., Wright, G., Rosene, J., & Fossati, S. (2019). Biomarkers for repeated brain injury: implications for long term outcome. JOURNAL of NEUROVIROLOGY, 25(SUPPL 1), pp. S22-S22. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Stemper, B.D., Shah, A.S., Harezlak, J., Rowson, S., Mihalik, J.P., Duma, S.M., Riggen, L.D., Brooks, A., Cameron, K.L., Campbell, D., DiFiori, J.P., Giza, C.C., Guskiewicz, K.M., Jackson, J., McGinty, G.T., Svoboda, S.J., McAllister, T.W., Broglio, S.P., McCrea, M., & Investigators, C.C. (2019). Comparison of Head Impact Exposure Between Concussed Football Athletes and Matched Controls: Evidence for a Possible Second Mechanism of Sport-Related Concussion. Ann Biomed Eng, 47(10), pp. 2057-2072. United States. doi: 10.1007/s10439-018-02136-6

  • Weber, M.L., Lynall, R.C., Hoffman, N.L., Miller, E.H., Kaminski, T.W., Buckley, T.A., Benjamin, H.J., Miles, C.M., Whitlow, C.T., Lintner, L., Broglio, S.P., McCrea, M., McAllister, T., Schmidt, J.D., & Investigators, C.C. (2019). Health-Related Quality of Life Following Concussion in Collegiate Student-Athletes With and Without Concussion History. Ann Biomed Eng, 47(10), pp. 2136-2146. United States. doi: 10.1007/s10439-018-02151-7

  • Fisher, M., Tierney, R., Russ, A., & Mansell, J. (2019). Current evidence in management of concussion baseline testing in ADHD and learning difficulties patients: A critically appraised topic. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training, 24(5), pp. 181-185. doi: 10.1123/ijatt.2018-0089

  • McGinnis, I., Cobb, J., Tierney, R., & Russ, A. (2019). Vestibular rehabilitation for dizziness and imbalance following concussion: A critically appraised topic. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training, 24(3), pp. 95-99. doi: 10.1123/ijatt.2018-0007

  • Rubin, L.H., Tierney, R., Kawata, K., Wesley, L., Lee, J.H., Blennow, K., Zetterberg, H., & Langford, D. (2019). NFL blood levels are moderated by subconcussive impacts in a cohort of college football players. Brain Inj, 33(4), pp. 456-462. England. doi: 10.1080/02699052.2019.1565895

  • Tierney, R.T. & Devitt, J.K.M.c. (2019). Sport concussion genetics. In Routledge Handbook of Sport and Exercise Systems Genetics (pp. 388-401). doi: 10.4324/9781315146287-27