Trish Kelshaw

Trish Kelshaw

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Phone: (603) 862-3429
Office: UNH Kinesiology, New Hampshire Hall, Durham, NH 03824

Dr. Patricia “Trish” Kelshaw is an Assistant Professor and director of the Brain Research Assessment Initiative of New Hampshire (BRAIN) Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire. She completed her doctoral education and research training at George Mason University. In 2018, she was awarded a fellowship with the Concussion Research Program through Harvard Medical School. Her research endeavors encompass mild traumatic brain injuries among diverse athletes. Her scholarship has included several domains of concussion inquiry including biomechanics, prevention, assessments, recognition, recovery, and policy. Her scholarly pursuits comprise representing the under-represented in concussion research, including varied socio-demographic backgrounds, inclusion of language diversity, and individuals with pre-existing health conditions. She has received unrestricted grant funding from the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment and USA Lacrosse, and is contracted through the Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to consult for the Virginia Concussion Initiative. In addition to her research background, Trish has worked with concussed pediatric athletes as the head athletic trainer for a large metropolitan youth football league and currently teaches and mentors undergraduate and graduate students.

Courses Taught

  • AT 665: Lab Practcm Athletic Training
  • AT 715: Seminar in Athletic Training
  • AT 718: Career Prep Athletic Training
  • BMS 799H: Senior Honors Thesis
  • HS 501: Medical Terminology
  • HS 656: Muscskeletal Path Hlth Profs
  • HS 696: Independent Study
  • HS 699H: Honors Project
  • HS 717: Cultural Conds in Health Care
  • INCO 590: Student Research Experience
  • INCO 790: Advanced Research Experience

Education

  • Ph.D., Education, Kinesiology, George Mason University
  • M.S., Exercise, Fitness and Health Promotion, George Mason University
  • B.S., Athletic Training, George Mason University

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology
  • Injury Prevention
  • Pediatrics/Paediatrics
  • Traumatic Brain/Head Injury
  • Wearable Technology

Selected Publications

  • Kelshaw, P. M., Fine, A. C., Beidler, E., & Caswell, S. V. (2024). Language Matters: Comparisons of Concussion Assessments Among English- and Spanish-Speaking Middle School Athletes.. J Athl Train, 59(5), 493-498. doi:10.4085/1062-6050-0362.23

  • Beidler, E., Kelshaw, P. M., Wallace, J., Larson, M. J., Munce, T. A., Donahue, C. C., . . . Resch, J. E. (2023). Racial identity and concussion diagnosis and recovery trajectories in collegiate athletes: a LIMBIC MATARS investigation.. Brain Inj, 1-9. doi:10.1080/02699052.2023.2253528

  • Erdman, N. K., Kelshaw, P. M., Hacherl, S. L., & Caswell, S. V. (2023). Footwear Type and Testing Environment Do Not Affect Baseline Modified Balance Error Scoring System Performance Among Middle School Athletes.. J Sport Rehabil, 32(1), 9-13. doi:10.1123/jsr.2021-0396

  • Erdman, N. K., Kelshaw, P. M., Hacherl, S. L., & Caswell, S. V. (2022). The Clinical Utility of the Child SCAT5 for Acute Concussion Assessment. SPORTS MEDICINE-OPEN, 8(1). doi:10.1186/s40798-022-00499-8

  • Kelshaw, P. M., Bowman, T. G., Kneavel, M. E., & Rainone, C. (2022). Headgear safety attitudes among women's lacrosse stakeholders: Qualitative results.. J Am Coll Health, 1-7. doi:10.1080/07448481.2022.2129974

  • Herman, D. C., Caswell, S. V., Kelshaw, P. M., Vincent, H. K., & Lincoln, A. E. (2022). Association of headgear mandate and concussion injury rates in girls' high school lacrosse. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 56(17), 970-974. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2021-105031

  • Kelshaw, P. M., Kneavel, M. E., Bowman, T. G., & Rainone, C. (2022). Headgear safety attitudes: a national survey of collegiate women's lacrosse stakeholders. RESEARCH IN SPORTS MEDICINE. doi:10.1080/15438627.2022.2113880

  • Kelshaw, P. M., Cook, N. E., Terry, D. P., Cortes, N., Iverson, G. L., & Caswell, S. V. (2022). Interpreting change on the Child Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5th Edition. JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN SPORT, 25(6), 492-498. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2022.02.003

  • Kelshaw, P. M., Eyerly, D. R., Herman, D. C., Vincent, H. K., Hepburn, L., Lincoln, A. E., & Caswell, S. V. (2022). Pilot study to explore girls' lacrosse players' attitudes toward headgear. RESEARCH IN SPORTS MEDICINE. doi:10.1080/15438627.2022.2064222

  • Kelshaw, P. M., Cook, N. E., Terry, D. P., Iverson, G. L., & Caswell, S. V. (2022). Child Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5th Edition: Normative Reference Values in Demographically Diverse Youth. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 32(2), e126-e133. doi:10.1097/jsm.0000000000000921

  • Kelshaw, P. M., Cook, N. E., Terry, D. P., Iverson, G. L., & Caswell, S. V. (2022). Child Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5th Edition: Normative Reference Values in Demographically Diverse Youth. CLINICAL JOURNAL OF SPORT MEDICINE, 32(2), E126-E133. doi:10.1097/JSM.0000000000000921

  • Herman, D. C., Caswell, S. V., Kelshaw, P. M., Vincent, H. K., & Lincoln, A. E. (2021). The Effect of Headgear Use on Concussion Injury Rates in High School Lacrosse. doi:10.1101/2021.10.06.21264026

  • Iverson, G. L., Kelshaw, P. M., Cook, N. E., & Caswell, S. V. (2021). Middle School Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Have a Greater Concussion History. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 31(5), 438-441. doi:10.1097/jsm.0000000000000773

  • Herman, D. C., Kelshaw, P. M., Vincent, H. K., Caswell, S. V., & Lincoln, A. E. (2021). Player Perceptions Of Headgear Safety In High School Girls' Lacrosse. In MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE Vol. 53 (pp. 331). Retrieved from https://www.webofscience.com/

  • Lincoln, A. E., Kelshaw, P. M., Vincent, H. K., Caswell, S. V., & Herman, D. C. (2021). Coaches' Perceptions Of Headgear Safety In High School Girls' Lacrosse. In MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE Vol. 53 (pp. 331). Retrieved from https://www.webofscience.com/

  • Hacherl, S. L., Kelshaw, P. M., Erdman, N. K., Dunn, R. E., Martin, J. R., Ambegaonkar, J. P., . . . Caswell, S. V. (2021). Concussion Rates Of Sex-matched Sports In US Middle School Athletes Over Five School Years. In MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE Vol. 53 (pp. 204-205). Retrieved from https://www.webofscience.com/

  • Erdman, N. K., Kelshaw, P. M., Hacherl, S. L., Cortes, N., & Caswell, S. V. (2021). Testing Surface And Footwear Type Significantly Affect Baseline Balance Performance Of Middle School Athletes. In MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE Vol. 53 (pp. 172). Retrieved from https://www.webofscience.com/

  • Eshelman, M., Kelshaw, P. M., Blackstone, A., Hacherl, S. L., Erdman, N. K., Caswell, A. M., & Caswell, S. V. (2021). Sport Differences In Pediatric Quality Of Life Among Middle School Athletes. In MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE Vol. 53 (pp. 374-375). Retrieved from https://www.webofscience.com/

  • Kelshaw, P. M., Cook, N. E., Iverson, G. L., Terry, D. P., Erdman, N. K., Hacherl, S. L., . . . Shane, C. V. (2021). Test-Retest Reliability Of The Child Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5Th Edition. In MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE Vol. 53 (pp. 374). Retrieved from https://www.webofscience.com/

  • Caswell, S. V., Kelshaw, P. M., Lincoln, A. E., Herman, D. C., Hepburn, L. H., Vincent, H. K., . . . Cortes, N. (2020). The Effects of Headgear in High School Girls' Lacrosse. ORTHOPAEDIC JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 8(12). doi:10.1177/2325967120969685

  • Hacherl, S. L., Kelshaw, P. M., Lincoln, A. E., Vincent, H. K., Herman, D. C., & Caswell, S. V. (2020). Characterizing Impacts In Girls’ High School Lacrosse Using Video Analysis: 3842 Board# 159 May 30 8: 00 AM-9: 30 AM. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 52, 1056.

  • Kelshaw, P. M., Cook, N. E., Iverson, G. L., Cortes, N., & Caswell, S. V. (2020). Examining Acute Effects Of Concussion On The Child Scat5: 3854 Board# 171 May 30 8: 00 AM-9: 30 AM. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 52, 1059-1060.

  • Cook, N. E., Kelshaw, P. M., Caswell, S. V., & Iverson, G. L. (2019). Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Perform Differently on Pediatric Concussion Assessment. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, 214, 168-+. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.07.048

  • Kelshaw, P. M., Gould, T. E., Jesunathadas, M., Cortes, N., Caswell, A., Edwards, E. D., & Caswell, S. V. (2019). Laboratory Performance Evaluation of Pristine and Used Headgear for Girls' Lacrosse. JOURNAL OF APPLIED BIOMECHANICS, 35(4), 297-302. doi:10.1123/jab.2018-0457

  • Kelshaw, P. M., Lincoln, A. E., Hepburn, L. H., Herman, D. C., Vincent, H. K., Cortes, N., & Caswell, S. V. (2019). The Effect of Protective Headgear on Frequency and Magnitude of Impacts in Girls' High School Varsity Lacrosse. ARCHIVES OF CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, 34(5), 742. doi:10.1093/arclin/acz026.12

  • Iverson, G. L., Kelshaw, P. M., Cook, N. E., & Caswell, S. V. (2019). Middle School Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Have a Greater Concussion History. ARCHIVES OF CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, 34(5), 748. doi:10.1093/arclin/acz026.18

  • Cook, N. E., Kelshaw, P. M., Caswell, S. V., & Iverson, G. L. (2019). Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Perform Differently on Pediatric Concussion Assessment. ARCHIVES OF CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, 34(5), 749. doi:10.1093/arclin/acz026.19

  • Kelshaw, P. M., Johnson, M., Hepburn, L. H., Lincoln, A. E., Dunn, R. E., & Caswell, S. V. (2019). Game-Play Characteristics by Field Size in Girls' Youth Lacrosse. In MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE Vol. 51 (pp. 518). doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000562059.06243.85

  • Anderson, C., Hepburn, L. H., Lincoln, A. E., Dunn, R. E., Caswell, S. V., Kelshaw, P., & Griffin, B. D. (2019). Physical Activity Among Youth Lacrosse Players: Full vs. Modified Field Play. In MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE Vol. 51 (pp. 518). doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000562060.06243.08

  • Johnson, M., Kelshaw, P. M., Hepburn, L. H., Lincoln, A. E., Dunn, R. E., & Caswell, S. V. (2019). Game-Play Characteristics by Field Size in Boys Youth Lacrosse. MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, 51(6), 517. doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000562055.75748.e5

  • Caswell, S. V., Kelshaw, P., Lincoln, A. E., Hepburn, L., Dunn, R., & Cortes, N. (2019). Game-Related Impacts in High School Boys' Lacrosse. ORTHOPAEDIC JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 7(4). doi:10.1177/2325967119835587

  • Kelshaw, P. M., Johnson, M., Hepburn, L. H., Lincoln, A. E., Dunn, R. E., & Caswell, S. V. (2019). Game-Play Characteristics by Field Size in Girls’ Youth Lacrosse: 1939: Board# 95 May 30 3: 30 PM-5: 00 PM. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 51, 518.

  • Johnson, M., Kelshaw, P. M., Hepburn, L. H., Lincoln, A. E., Dunn, R. E., & Caswell, S. V. (2019). Game-Play Characteristics by Field Size in Boys Youth Lacrosse: 1935: Board# 91 May 30 3: 30 PM-5: 00 PM. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 51, 517.

  • Anderson, C., Hepburn, L. H., Lincoln, A. E., Dunn, R. E., Caswell, S. V., Kelshaw, P., & Griffin, B. D. (2019). Physical Activity Among Youth Lacrosse Players: Full vs. Modified Field Play: 1940: Board# 96 May 30 3: 30 PM-5: 00 PM. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 51, 518.

  • Kelshaw, P., Cortes, N., Caswell, A., & Caswell, S. V. (2018). Isometric Cervical Muscle Strength Does Not Affect Head Impact Kinematics in High School Boys' Lacrosse. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ATHLETIC THERAPY & TRAINING, 23(6), 234-238. doi:10.1123/ijatt.2017-0102

  • Kelshaw, P., Gould, T. E., Jesunathadas, M., Cortes, N., Caswell, A., Edwards, E., & Caswell, S. (2018). Laboratory Assessment of Pristine and Used Soft-Shell Headgear for Girls' High School Lacrosse. In MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE Vol. 50 (pp. 440). Retrieved from https://www.webofscience.com/

  • Kelshaw, P., Gould, T. E., Jesunathadas, M., Cortes, N., Caswell, A., Edwards, E., & Caswell, S. (2018). Laboratory Assessment of Pristine and Used Soft-Shell Headgear for Girls’ High School Lacrosse: 1852 Board# 113 May 31 3: 30 PM-5: 00 PM. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 50, 440.

  • Caswell, S. V., Lincoln, A. E., Stone, H., Kelshaw, P., Putukian, M., Hepburn, L., . . . Cortes, N. (2017). Characterizing Verified Head Impacts in High School Girls' Lacrosse. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 45(14), 3374-3381. doi:10.1177/0363546517724754

  • Kelshaw, P., Cortes, N., Caswell, A., Lincoln, A., & Caswell, S. (2017). Isometric Cervical Muscle Strength Does Not Affect Head Impact Kinematics in High School Boys' Lacrosse. In MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE Vol. 49 (pp. 834-835). doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000519242.50682.de

  • Caswell, S. V., Kelshaw, P., Diao, G., Ambegaonkar, J., Atkins, R., Johnson, D., . . . Cortes, N. (2016). Head and Neck Circumference Not Risk Factors For Game Concussions Among Youth American Football Players. MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, 48(5), 876-877. doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000487626.86468.f8

  • Caswell, S. V., Cortes, N., Chabolla, M., Ambegaonkar, J. P., Caswell, A. M., & Brenner, J. S. (2015). State-specific differences in school sports preparticipation physical evaluation policies. Pediatrics, 135, 26-32.