Erik Swartz, PhD, ATC, FNATA

Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy and Kinesiology

UMass Lowell

Dr. Swartz received his PhD in Applied Biomechanics at the University of Toledo. Dr. Swartz’ primary research interest involves studying the acute management of athletes with a cervical spine injury. Dr. Swartz was selected to chair the writing group for the NATA Position Statement on the Acute Management of the Cervical Spine Injured Athlete. Dr. Swartz has received grant awards from The NATA Foundation, the National Football League, and the National Operating Committee for Standards in Athletic Equipment. He has been published in multiple journals including Spine, New England Journal of Medicine, Prehospital Emergency Care, Journal of Athletic Training, The American Journal of Sports Medicine, and Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. He has presented his research on state, regional and national levels. He serves on the NFL Head Neck and Spine Committee’s Subcommittee on Safety Equipment and Rules and on the NATA Conference Programming Committee. He is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Athletic Training and Athletic Training and Sports Health Care Journal.

Erik Swartz
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