Dr. JoEllen Sefton
JoEllen Sefton, Ph.D, ATC, LAT is the director of the Auburn University Warrior Research Center, The center serves as a point of collaboration and a catalyst for change between researchers, the military and tactical athletes to further develop and implement new knowledge in human factors. The center works to improve performance, resiliency and health and wellness while providing leadership through research, education and training to better serve our Warriors, Veterans, tactical athletes, families and the community. Dr. Sefton developed and led the Warrior Athletic Training Program at Ft. Benning which provided sports medicine care and injury prevention, and performance improvement across most of the Ft Benning units across 8 years. She is currently a Professor at Auburn University where she develops and teaches courses related to neuromechanics, research, and sports medicine. As the Director of the Auburn Neuromechanics Research Laboratory, Dr. Sefton studies neuromuscular and physiological effects of orthopedic and neuromuscular injury; and the rehabilitation and therapeutic methods used to treat these injuries. Sefton has 25 years experience as a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and has been a Certified Athletic Trainer for 20 years. She has worked with high school, college, Olympic and professional athletes, Broadway performers, professional musicians and Military and other tactical athletes.