Up to 3.8 million sport concussions are estimated to occur each year in the United States. The CDC suggests that this estimate may only account for 10% of the total number of concussions that actually occur but often go unrecognized, undiagnosed and untreated which may lead to poor outcomes such as prolonged recovery. The ability for clinicians to accurately assess and diagnose concussed athletes is critical. Current recommendations suggest a multidimensional battery of tests is the most sensitive way to assess sport concussion which is neither time nor cost effective. The focus of Dr. Resch's research is to investigate the measurement properties of current and novel clinical measures of sport concussion in athletes at all levels of sport. Dr. Resch's previous studies have addressed the measurement properties of neurocognitive, balance and symptom measures in young and adult athletes. Dr. Resch is currently investigating novel biomarkers inclusive of advanced neuroimaging and biofluids that may provide insight into more efficient and cost effective measures of sport concussion. The goals of Dr. Resch's research include developing a sensitive clinical measure of sport concussion which is time and cost effective and to provide insight into the physiological mechanisms of this injury.
Eddy R, Goetschius J, Hertel J, Resch J*. (2018). Test-Retest Reliability and the Effects of Exercise on the King-Devick Test. Clin J Sport Med. doi:10.1097/JSM.0000000000000586.
Walton SR, Broshek DK, Freeman J, Cullum CM, Resch JE (2018). Valid But Invalid: Suboptimal ImPACT© Baseline Performance in University Athletes. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 50(7): 1377-1384.
Resch JE*, Rach A, Walton SR, Broshek DK. (2017). Sport Concussion and the Female Athlete. Clinics in Sports Medicine, 36(4): 717-739.
Resch JE*, Schneider M, Cullum CM (2017). The Reliability of Three Computerized Neurocognitive Tests used to Assess Sport-Related Concussion. doi:10.10.16/j.ijpsycho.2017.09.011.
Resch JE*, Brown CN, Schmidt J, Macciocchi SN, Blueitt D, Cullum CM, Ferrara MS (2016). The Sensitivity and Specificity of Clinical Measures of Sport Concussion: Three Tests Are Better Than One. British Medical Journal Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 2(1):e000012.