FACULTY
Chris Kuenze, Ph.D.
Dr. Kuenze is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University. He serves as the Director of the Graduate Program in Athletic Training as well as the Director of the Sports Injury Research Laboratory. His primary research interest revolves around the impact of ACL reconstruction on physical activity, response to exercise, and quadriceps neuromuscular function with the goals of reducing ACL re-injury risk and promoting positive long term patient outcomes. In addition, Dr. Kuenze is working to develop low cost evaluation and intervention technologies to assist in the restoration of quadriceps muscle function and the optimization of functional movement patterns following knee joint injury. His recent work has been featured in the Journal of Athletic Training, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, and Journal of Orthopaedic Research. Contact Dr. Kuenze at kuenzech@msu.edu.
GRADUATE STUDENTS
Adam Kelly, M.S.
Adam is a second-year Ph.D. student interested in functional and neuromuscular outcomes after traumatic knee injury. Currently, he studies the impact of meniscus injury on common clinical outcome measures with the goal of improving rehabilitation recommendations and return to play guidelines. The overall goal of his research is to reduce the risk of re-injury while limiting long term knee dysfunction in the form of post-traumatic osteoarthritis. Adam serves as a research assistant in the SIRL and teaching assistant for several athletic training courses within the Department of Kinesiology. Contact Adam at kellyad3@msu.edu
Caroline Lisee, M.Ed., ATC
Caroline is a first-year Ph.D. student interested in neuromuscular adaptations after traumatic knee injuries. Specifically, she studies different aspects of muscular performance after ACL injury to help identify clinical tools to reduce risk of re-injury and developing osteoarthritis. Her master’s research assessed limb symmetry in healthy subjects as a means for guiding objective return to play criteria following ACL reconstruction. She serves as a research assistant and teaching assistant in the Department of Kinesiology. Contact Caroline at liseecar@msu.edu