Dr. Thomas P. Dompier, LAT, ATC
Associate Professor of Athletic Training

Academic Areas of Expertise:

  • Athletic Training
  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Research Methods

Courses Taught at LVC

ATR 652  Research Methods I
ATR 752  Research Methods II
ATR 630  Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Practice
ATR 744  Administration and Organization in Athletic Training
ATR 614  Pathophysiology and Pharmacology in Athletic Training
ATR 101  Introduction to Athletic Training
ATR 750  Seminar in Athletic Training
FYE 111  A Critical Examination of the Risks and Benefits from Playing Sports

Research Topics:

  • Sports Injury Epidemiology 

Professional Leadership

Positions Held

  • Consortium Member: National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research (NCCSIR), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C. 

  • Scientific Advisory Board Member: Veritas Sports Injury Network

  • Grant Reviewer: National Athletic Trainers' Association Research and Education Foundation, PAC-12 Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Grant Program, and the U.S. Lacrosse Research Grant Review Panel

  • Editorial Board Member: Journal of Athletic Training

Scholarly Work


80 peer-review publications; 110 international, national, regional, and local presentations, $1.6 Million in research grant funding

Dompier TP, Kerr ZY, Marshall SW, Hainline B, Snook EM, Hayden R, Simon JE. Incidence of concussion during practice and games in youth, high school, and collegiate American football players. JAMA pediatrics.

Dompier TP, Kucera KL, Derzner J, Casa DJ, Register-Mihalik J, Guskiewicz KM. Sudden Death, Near Death and Catastrophic Injury Reporting: A 'Call to Action' for Athletic Trainers. J Athl Train.

Dompier TP, Marshall SW, Kerr ZY, Hayden R. The National Athletic Treatment, Injury and Outcomes Network (NATION): methods of the surveillance program, 2011-2012 through 2013-2014. J Athl Train.

Kerr ZY, Yeargin S, McLeod TC, Nittoli VC, Mensch J, Dodge T, Hayden R, Dompier TP. Comprehensive coach education and practice contact restriction guidelines result in lower lower injury rates in youth American football. Ortho J of Sport Med.

Hirschhorn RM, Kerr ZY, Wasserman EB, Kay MC, Clifton DR, Dompier TP, Yeargin SW. Epidemiology of Injuries Requiring Emergency Transport Among Collegiate and High School Student-Athletes. J Athl Train.

Lynall RC, Gardner EC, Paolucci J, Currie DW, Knowles SB, Pierpoint LA, Wasserman EB, Dompier TP, Comstock RD, Marshall SW, Kerr ZY. The First Decade of Web-Based Sports Injury Surveillance: Descriptive Epidemiology of Injuries in US High School Girls' Field Hockey (2008-9 Through 2013-4) and National Collegiate Athletic Association Women's Field Hockey (2004-5 Through 2013-4). J Athl Train.

Kerr ZY, Comstock DR, Dompier TP, Marshall SW. The First Decade of Web-Based Sports Injury Surveillance (2004–2005 Through 2013–2014): Methods of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Injury Surveillance Program and High School Reporting Information Online. J Athl Train.

Kerr ZY, Lincoln AE, Dodge T, Yeargin SW, Covassin TM, Nittoli VC, Mensch J, Roos KG, Dompier TP, Caswell SV. Epidemiology of Youth Boys' and Girls' Lacrosse Injuries in the 2015-2016 Seasons. Med Sci Sports Exerc.

Simon JE, Wikstrom EA, Grooms DR, Docherty CL, Dompier TP, Kerr ZY. Athletic Training Service Characteristics for Patients with Ankle Sprains Sustained During High School Athletics. J Athl Train.

Lynall RC, Mauntel TC, Pohlig RT, Kerr ZY, Dompier TP, Hall EE, Buckley TA. Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Injury Risk After Concussion Recovery in High School Athletes. J Athl Train.

Baugh CM, Weintraub GS, Gregory AJ, Djoko A, Dompier TP, Kerr ZY. Descriptive Epidemiology of Injuries Sustained in National Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s and Women’s Volleyball, 2013-2014 to 2014-2015. Sports Health.

Rizzone KH, Ackerman K.E., Roos KG, Dompier TP, Kerr ZY. Epidemiology of Stress Fractures in Collegiate Student-Athletes, 2004-2005 Through 2013-2014 Academic Years. J Athl Train.

Morris K, Simon J, Grooms DR, Starkey C, Dompier TP, Kerr ZY. The Epidemiology of Overuse Conditions in Youth Football and High School Football Players. J Athl Train.

Kerr ZY, Zuckerman SL, Wasserman EB, Vander Vegt CB, Yengo-Kahn A, Buckley TA, Solomon GS, Sills AK, Dompier TP. Factors associated with post-concussion syndrome in high school student-athletes. J Sci Med Sport.

Kerr ZY, Yeargin SW, Djoko A, Dalton SL, Niceley MM, Dompier TP. Examining Play Counts and Measurements of Injury Incidence in Youth Football. J Athl Train.

Thomas P. Dompier. I'm donating my brain to science for the sake of football and facts. Really. USA Today. August 27, 2018. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2018/08/27/football-brain-disease-cte-concussion-column/1085804002/

Thomas P. Dompier. Replacing youth tackle football with flag football might not make our children safer. USA Today. April 25, 2018. Reached more than 30 million people in a year. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/04/25/youth-tackle-football-flag-football-column/543549002/

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