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Kate Perlsweig is a research associate assigned to the NMRL's UPitt Warrior Human Performance Research Laboratory located at US Army Special Operations Command, Ft Bragg, NC. She had previously served as a research associate on the Naval Special Warfare Human Performance and Injury Prevention Research Initiative at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, CA. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training at Boston University and her Master of Science in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Hawaii. Perlsweig has worked for the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Pensacola, FL and volunteered as a physician extender for several Navy Sports Medicine physicians. Her graduate research focused on identifying lower extremity overuse injury risk factors among ROTC cadets. She also worked with Tripler Army Medical Center to obtain grant funding from the US Army Telemedicine and Technology Research Center (TATRC) for biomechanical and metabolic analyses of a new orthotic device for lower extremity limb salvage patients. Her research interests include identifying and mitigating risk factors for musculoskeletal injuries among military personnel.