Faculty and Staff

Christine Collins, PhD

Incoming President

Dr. Christine Collins will be joining the Datalys Center fulltime in June of 2017. Since 2014, Dr. Collins has served as a Biostatistician at the OhioHealth Research and Innovation Institute (OHRI). While at OHRI, Dr. Collins was actively involved in over 130 research studies in various stages from development to dissemination in a wide variety of clinical settings including: Sports Medicine, Podiatry, Medical Education, Heart and Vascular, Pulmonary/Critical Care, and Pharmacy, among other specialties. Prior to her work at OHRI, Dr. Collins worked as a researcher at the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) at The Research Institute at Nationwide Childrenís Hospital. While at CIRP, she specifically focused on the epidemiology of sports, recreation, and leisure activity‐related injuries among children and adolescents and the life‐long health benefits associated with an active childhood. Dr. Collins has published extensively on the topic of sport injuries and has a strong connection to the Athletic Training community through her work with High School RIOTM. Dr. Collins earned her doctorate in Epidemiology with a minor in Biostatistics from the College of Public Health at The Ohio State University. Prior to her work at Nationwide Childrenís Hospital, Dr. Collins received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology at Ohio Northern University and a Master of Arts in Sociology at the University of New Hampshire where she focused on social research in partner and family violence. Dr. Collins describes her interest in sports injury epidemiology as her passion and is excited to reconnect with the sports‐injury community.

 

Thomas P. Dompier, PhD, ATC

Current President

Dr. Dompier has been with the Datalys Center since June 2011 and serves as the President and Lead Epidemiologist. At the Datalys Center, Dr. Dompier provides oversight of all ongoing programs including the NCAA Injury Surveillance Program, the High School National Athletic Treatment, Injury and Outcomes Project (NATION), Project CARE (Concussion Awareness, Research, and Education), the USA Football Youth Football Safety study, and the NOCSAE funded Lacrosse Study Tracking Injuries and Concussions in Kids (LAX-STICK). Prior to joining the Datalys Center, Dr. Dompier served as the Director of the Graduate Athletic Training Education Program at the University of South Carolina and continues to hold adjunct faculty appointments at several universities where he guest lectures in graduate epidemiology, biostatistics and measurement courses. Dr. Dompierís research focuses on the understanding and prevention of injuries related to sport, military training, other forms of physical activity. Dr. Dompier received a bachelor and doctoral degrees from Michigan State University and a masterís degree from The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Dompier also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of South Carolina. Prior to his career in academia and research, Dompier worked as a clinical athletic trainer with youth, college, professional and national sports teams including USA Hockey, the Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Michigan State, Wayne State and Penn State Universities. Dr. Dompier has worked in the sports medicine realm for over 15 years and 10 as a researcher focusing on sports injury epidemiology.

 

Erin B. Wasserman, PhD

Director, NCAA Injury Prevention Program

Dr. Wasserman is a sports injury epidemiologist and has been with the Datalys Center since June 2016. She serves as Director of the NCAA Injury Prevention Program, in which she oversees the NCAA Injury Surveillance Program. Her research measures the burden of sports injuries, identifies risk factors for sports injuries and poor outcomes from these injuries, and seeks to develop and test interventions to prevent sports injuries and poor outcomes. Dr. Wasserman completed her undergraduate degree in Biology and Health and Society at University of Rochester and her doctoral training in Epidemiology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. At the University of Rochester, she served as a graduate research assistant in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She most recently was a postdoctoral research trainee at the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center.

 

Sara Dalton, M.Ed., LAT, ATC

Research Specialist and Project Coordinator, High School NATION

 

Sara Dalton has been with the Datalys Center since January 2015 as a graduate student intern. She was hired in August 2015 as a Research Specialist for the High School National Athletic Treatment, Injury and Outcomes Network (NATION) Project and the NCAA/DOD Grand Alliance: Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium. Prior to joining the Datalys team, Sara worked as an Athletic Trainer while obtaining her Master's Degree in Sport Management from Springfield College in Massachusetts. She also received her Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training from SC in 2013. 

 

Bernie B. Berry IV

Director of Information Technology

Bernie has more than 18 years of IT experience and has worked in a number of different industries, including manufacturing, software development, and IT Managed Services to name a few. He maintains the Datalys Center IT Infrastructure, manages vendor relationships, and all of the codebooks for several projects including the Datalys Center website.

 

Aristarque Djoko, MS

Data Scientist / Statistics 

Aristarque is the Statistical Analyst at Datalys Center. He is currently working on the National Athletic Treatment Injury and Outcomes Network (Nation) Project, the USA Football Safety Study, the NOCASE funded youth Lacrosse Study (LAX-STICK), and the NCAA Injury surveillance program. Aristarque previously worked at Western Michigan University as statistics instructor and research assistant and at Michigan State University as technical assistant and lead analyst.
Aristarque hold a Master of Science in Statistics from Western Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science in statistics from Michigan State University with a Minor in Mathematics and a specialization in actuarial science. He is an active member of the American Statistics Association (ASA).

 

Melissa Baker

Project Coordinator, CARE

Melissa has been with the Datalys Center since June 2014 as a student intern. She was then hired in September 2014 as a Data Quality Specialist. To date, she is the Project Coordinator for the NCAA/DOD Grand Alliance: Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium. At the Datalys Center, Melissaís primary role is as a liaison with QuesGen Systems, Inc. developing the electronic database for the CARE Consortium and provides customer service to those accessing this electronic database.  Melissa holds a bachelorís degree in Health Services Management from the Fairbanks School of Public Health-Indiana University.

 

Kelsi Jones, M.S.

Data Quality Specialist

Kelsi is the data quality specialist and recruiter for the NCAA Injury Surveillance Program. She joined the Datalys Center in May 2016. Kelsiís roles include recruiting athletic trainers for participation in the NCAA Injury Surveillance Program, troubleshooting data submission, and data quality assurance. She holds a Bachelorís degree in Psychology from the University of Louisville. She holds a Masterís degree in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration from Western Kentucky University.

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