Mary J Barron TabsBio Dr. Mary J. Barron's love of sports and medicine came together in the field of athletic training. It was through her Master's education that she found her passion of working with youth athletes. Dr. Barron's goal is to make participating in youth sports safe and fun for all involved. ExpertiseExpertise: Children's HealthExercise ScienceEducation: Bachelor of Science (Biology & Physical Education, concentration in Athletic Training) Longwood College, 2000 Master of Science (Kinesiology/Athletic Training) Michigan State University, 2004 Doctor of Philosophy (Kinesiology/Human Growth and Motor Development) Michigan State University, 2006 Teaching: LPSA 1103 - Professional Foundations in Exercise ScienceLPSA 3121 - Medical Issues in Athletic TrainingLPSA 2113 - KinesiologyLPSA 2110 - Prevention and Care of InjuryLPSA 3125 - Athletic Training Practicum IILPSA 4121 - Athletic Training Practicum IIILPSA 4122 - Athletic Training Practicum IV Community Service: Dr. Barron is active in the National Athletic Trainers' Association. She also serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Athletic Training. Additionally she is an authorized instructor for the American Red Cross. ResearchResearch: Dr. Barron's research has focused on tracking injury rates in youth sports and the relationship they have to biological maturation. After experiencing working with youth coaches, Dr. Barron has a line of research that inquires about the first aid and injury prevention knowledge of youth coaches.