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Katelyn Allison is an associate professor within the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition and serves as the Interim Director for the MS in Sports Science Program. She advises students and teaches several courses in the Sports Medicine and Sports Science programs. She previously served as the Principal Investigator for the University of Pittsburgh’s research effort within the United States Marine Corps Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force and as a co-investigator on the Department of Defense injury prevention and performance enhancement research activities within the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory (NMRL). Prior to becoming faculty, Allison completed her bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and master's degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of Pittsburgh, where she also competed in Cross Country and Track. She completed her doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Pittsburgh and spent four years as a Graduate Research Associate at the NMRL. Her research interests include the effect of fatigue on proprioception and neuromuscular control, exercise and nutritional contributions to injury prevention, health, and performance optimization, and female injury prevention, performance enhancement and health.


Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition


Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science
Sports Medicine
Sports Science

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests

  • Injury prevention in athletic and military populations
  • Overuse injury prevention in females
  • Effects of fatigue on neuromuscular risk factors for injury
  • Exercise and nutritional contributions to health, wellness, and performance optimization