Sarah de la Motte, PhD, MPH, ATC

Sarah de la Motte, PhD, MPH, ATC

Name: Sarah de la Motte, PhD, MPH, ATC

Department of Primary Appointment: Military & Emergency Medicine
Position: USU Faculty
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Sarah de la Motte, PhD, MPH, ATC is an Assistant Professor and Scientific Director of the Injury Prevention Research Laboratory with the Military Emergency Medicine’s Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) at the Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences. She has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 2000, and holds Athletic Training-related degrees from the University of the Pacific and San Diego State University. Dr. de la Motte has worked as an ATC in various clinical settings, including high school, NCAA Division I and Division II sports, and a sports-medicine focused physical therapy clinic. Dr. de la Motte completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation and Movement Science at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she focused on whole body movements in those with chronic ankle instability. This was followed by a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Injury Prevention Research Laboratory at USUHS, which she now directs. Also while at USUHS, Dr. de la Motte completed a Master of Public Health with a focus on Epidemiology and Biostatistics before transitioning to her current role as Assistant Professor. Dr. de la Motte’s work focuses on the prediction and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries in training military members. She has been a primary investigator for several large multi-site prospective cohort studies in various military populations, including deploying Marines, military academy cadets and basic trainees. She is also a subject matter expert for multiple Defense Health Agency and service-specific working groups focusing on Injury Prevention, Human Performance Optimization, and Force Fitness.