Dr. Jessie Oldham

Dr. Jessie Oldham

Postdoctoral Researcher, Lead Research Technologist at Micheli Center, Boston Children’s Hospital

The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention Department of Orthopedics, Division of Sports Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital

My research has primarily focused on sport-related concussion and the effect on gait and postural control. I am also interested in the relationship between concussion and subsequent musculoskeletal injury, which is the underlying foundation for my interest in the human startle response. I was recently awarded a Thrasher Research Fund Early Career Award (on which Dr. Bradford serves as a research consultant) titled “A Multifaceted Assessment of Post-Concussion Adolescent Startle Response and Injury” that will examine the acoustic startle reflex in 1) adolesents currently diagnosed with a concussion, 2) adolescents with a concussion history, and 3) healthy controls.

Education

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Lead Research Technologist, Current

    The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention Department of Orthopedics, Division of Sports Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital

  • PhD in Applied Physiology, 2018

    University of Delaware

  • MS in Kinesiology, 2014

    University of North Carolina at Charlotte

  • BA Biological Sciences/Nutrition Science, 2011

    North Carolina State University