Dr. Paul N. Whitehead

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, KINESIOLOGY

Biography

Dr. Paul N. Whitehead's Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph.D., Rehabilitation Science, University of Pittsburgh, 2017
  • M.S., Health and Sport Science, The University of Memphis, 2012
  • B.S., Journalism and Electronic Media, University of Tennessee, 2007

Certifications

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist – National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Certified Level 4 Coach – USA Hockey
  • Certified Level 3 Official – USA Hockey
  • CPR/AED Certified for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider – American Red Cross

Classes Taught


Affiliations

  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter (ACSM)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association

Honors & Awards

  • Freddie H. Fu, MD Dissertation Research Award, University of Pittsburgh, 2015
  • Mid-Atlantic Doctoral Student Investigator Award, American College of Sports Medicine, 2014
  • Freddie H. Fu, MD Graduate Research Award, University of Pittsburgh, 2013-2014
  • Meritorious Achievement, Skeletal Muscle Mechanics and Physiology, University of Memphis, 2012
  • Senior Journalist of the Year, University of Tennessee, 2007
  • Scripps Howard Foundation Internship, Scripps Howard Foundation, 2007

Publications

  • Johnson CD, Whitehead PN, Pletcher ER, Faherty MA, Lovalekar MT, Eagle SR, Keenan KA. Core Strength as a Predictor of Performance During Three Functional Movement Screens. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Epub ahead of print (accepted March 2017).
  • Whitehead PN, Schilling BK, Stone MH, Kilgore JL, Chiu LZ. Snatch technique of United States national level weightlifters. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2014; 28(3): 587-91.
  • Whitehead PN, Schilling BK, Peterson DD, Weiss LW. Possible New Modalities for the Navy Physical Readiness Test. Military Medicine. 2012; 177(11): 1417-25.
  • Whitehead PN, Schilling BK, Farney TM, Bloomer RJ. Impact of a Dietary Supplement Containing 1, 3-Dimethylamylamine on Blood Pressure and Bloodborne Markers of Health: a 10-Week Intervention Study. Nutrition and Metabolic Insights. 2012; 5: 1-7.
  • Farney TM, McCarthy CG, Canale RE, Schilling BK, Whitehead PN, Bloomer RJ. Absence of blood oxidative stress in exercise-trained men following supra-physiologic bouts of acute exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2012; 44(10): 1855-63.
  • Feldmann CR, Weiss LW, Schilling BK, Whitehead PN. Association of drop vertical jump displacement with select performance variables. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2012; 26(5): 1215-25.
  • Johnson CD, Whitehead PN, Pletcher ER, Faherty MA, Lovalekar MT, Eagle SR, Keenan KA. Core Strength as a Predictor of Performance During Three Functional Movement Screens. ACSM's 64th Annual Meeting, 8th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise and the Brain; May 30 thru June 3, 2017; Denver, CO. (In Review)
  • Schmitz JL, Whitehead PN, Darnell ME, Akins JS, Lovalekar MT, Conley KM, Nagai T. Comparison and correlation of dynamic postural stability indices obtained during different dynamic landing tasks and footwear conditions. The 12th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Meeting of the Minds Conference, Duke University; March 31 thru April 2, 2017; Durham, NC.
  • Whitehead PN, Tammaro MR, Schmitz JL, Darnell ME. Minimalist footwear reduces muscle activity in the lower leg during a jump landing task. Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (MARC-ACSM) – 2016.
  • Johnson CD, Whitehead PN, Pletcher ER, Faherty MA, Lovalekar MT, Eagle SR, Keenan KA. Core Strength as a Predictor of Performance During Three Functional Movement Screens: A Preliminary Analysis. Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (MARC-ACSM) – 2016.
  • Tammaro MR, Schmitz JL, Darnell ME, Whitehead PN. Habitual users of minimalist footwear display better dynamic postural stability during a jump landing task. Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (MARC-ACSM) – 2016.
  • Schmitz JL, Tammaro MR, Darnell ME, Whitehead PN. Effect of minimalist footwear on landing kinematic of the knee in physically active adults. Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (MARC-ACSM) – 2016.
  • Whitehead PN, Sell TC, Lovalekar MT, Darnell ME Heebner NR, Abt JP, Lephart SM. Better dynamic postural stability while wearing minimalist footwear in physically-active male adults. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2016; 48:5 Supplement. Thematic Poster Presentation at: ACSM's 63rd Annual Meeting, 7th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® and World Congress on the Basic Science of Energy Balance; June 1, 2016; Boston, MA.
  • Whitehead PN, Sell TC, Lovalekar M, Heebner NR, Abt JP, Lephart SM (2015). Better dynamic postural stability while wearing minimalist footwear in physically-active male adults. International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings. Vol. 9: Iss 3, Article 93. Presented at: Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (MARC-ACSM) 37th Annual Scientific Meeting – 2014; October 31, 2014; Harrisburg, PA.
  • Feldmann CR, Weiss LW, Schilling BK, Whitehead PN. Association of drop vertical jump displacement with select performance variables. Presented at: National Strength and Conditioning Association 2011 National Conference; July 2011; Las Vegas, NV.
  • Feldmann CR, Weiss LW, Schilling BK, Whitehead PN. Stability reliability and precision of select jumping performance variables and indices. Presented at: National Strength and Conditioning Association 2011 National Conference; July 2011; Las Vegas, NV.
  • Whitehead PN, Darnell ME, Lovalekar MT, Sell TC, Heebner NR, Abt JP. Positive Effect of Minimalist Footwear on Postural Stability in Healthy Male Adults. Journal of Sports Sciences (in review)
  • Akins JS, Whitehead PN, Heebner NR, Darnell ME, Lovalekar M, Sell TC. Investigation of laboratory maneuvers that elicit game-like ankle kinematics in football athletes. Journal of Applied Biomechanics (in review)
  • Conners RT, Whitehead PN, Shimizu TS, Bailey JD. Coaching and technology: Live team monitoring to improve training and safety. Strategies (in review)
  • Schmitz JL, Whitehead PN, Darnell ME, Akins JS, Lovalekar M, Conley KM, Nagai T. Comparison and Correlation of Dynamic Postural Stability Indices Obtained During Different Dynamic Landing Tasks and Footwear Conditions. Physical Therapy in Sport (in review)