Trish Kelshaw

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Office: UNH Kinesiology, New Hampshire Hall, Durham, NH 03824

Patricia “Trish” Kelshaw is a certified athletic trainer and an Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire. 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 pediatric athletes. Her work has focused on how athlete development models, game-play behaviors, and protective equipment may affect head impacts and concussion incidence in pediatric sports. Trish currently collaborates with US Lacrosse, MedStar, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Florida, Harvard University, Mass General Hospital, Maine Concussion Management Initiative, the Virginia Concussion Imitative, and the Advancing Healthcare Initiatives for Underserved Students (ACHIEVES) Project to further collect sports-related head impacts and concussion data from diverse pediatric athletes. 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. She intends to enhance knowledge and improve health care in concussion management for pediatric athletes.


  • 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

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

Selected Publications

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

Kelshaw, P. M., Cook, N. E., Terry, D. P., Iverson, G. L., & Caswell, S. V. (2021). Child Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 5th Edition. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, Publish Ahead of Print. doi:10.1097/jsm.0000000000000921

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

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

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., 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

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

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