Episode 2

Meaningful Knowledge Transfer w/ Dr. Vernon Williams

Published on: 18th January, 2021

This episode discusses concussion management specific to athletes that compete in underserved areas, and specifically Black athletes. Dr. Vernon Williams is a Sports Neurologist and expert in the field of concussion management.

Show Notes

  1. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Emergency department utilization and diagnosis for sports related head injuries1
  2. define the topic: do children with sports related head injuries utilize the healthcare system differently and get diagnosed differently based on race
  3. learning objectives
  4. identify the potential negative affects of misdiagnosing a concussion based on race🡪could lead to disparities in post injury care
  5. List factors that could lead to racial differences of ED utilization
  6. Racial Disparities in concussion knowledge and symptom recognition in American adolescent athletes2
  7. define the topic: are there differences in concussion knowledge when comparing black and white communities?
  8. learning objectives
  9. identify potential factors contributing to lack of knowledge in black communities
  10. lacking standard of care in underserved communities
  11. no access to ATCs! Like the 62 schools in LAUSD with football
  12. Identify the impact of lack of an ATC
  13. Black athletes without ATCs less frequently identify all signs/symptoms of concussion
  14. Less prevention
  15. Less recognition and management
  16. References
  17. Lyons TW, Miller KA, Miller AF, Mannix R. Racial and ethnic differences in emergency department utilization and diagnosis for sports-related head injuries. Front Neurol. 2019;10:690.
  18. Wallace J, Covassin T, Moran R. Racial disparities in concussion knowledge and symptom recognition in American adolescent athletes. J Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. 2018;5(1):221-228.
  19. Contact/Support/Questions/Comments
  20. How to contact the initiative to support, collaborate, ask questions:
  21. Email: atlast@atvantagepodcasts.com
  22. GoFundMe
  23. https://www.gofundme.com/f/increasing-diversity-in-athletic-training
  24. CATA virtual symposium 2021
  25. Registration link: https://cvent.me/vvQyay
  26. Guest Contact info
  27. Website: https://www.vernonwilliamsmd.com/
  28. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vernonwilliamsmd/
  29. Twitter: @VernWilliamsMD
  30. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VernonWilliamsMD/
  31. Gratitude and Blessings
  32. Artwork by Jason Eisenberg
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  35. Intro/Outro music by Willie B the Ichiban Don
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  38. Production / Engineering / Editing / Content Creation
  39. Joseph “J Pash” Patrick
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The AT Last Podcast
Sports medicine practitioners recognizing, addressing, and catalyzing change.
Sports medicine practitioners recognizing, addressing, and catalyzing change within their spheres of influence. Hosts Adam Cady, Christopher Bates, and Kristen Ross focus specifically on the issue of “race” in America, its disparaging impact on our society, and how that is reflected within the world of athletic training.
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Christopher Bates

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Christopher Bates is a proud family man and has passionately worked in sports medicine and human performance for over a decade. He is both a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), as well as a Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach (RSCC). Bates' experiences and paradigms for excellence have led to the creation and establishment of several holistic sports medicine and athletic-performance skill development programs across all levels of athletics including Olympic, University, High School and youth.

Currently, Bates serves as the Sports Medicine Manager and Head Athletic Trainer for USA Water Polo’s Men’s Olympic team. Bates also directs the athletic-performance skill development for the team along with the team's dedicated strength and conditioning coach.

Kristen Ross

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Dr. Ross attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas obtaining a Bachelor's degree in athletic training and a Master's in Kinesiology. Dr. Ross later received his Doctorate in Health Sciences with a Specialization in Organizational Behavior and Leadership. Dr. Ross has spent the majority of his professional Career providing sports medicine services in performing arts, industrial, and secondary school settings.

Adam Cady

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Adam C. Cady holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology/Athletic Training from California State University-Fullerton, and a Master of Health Science from Duke University. He is also a graduate of the sports medicine fellowship program at The Steadman Clinic, in Vail, Colorado. He currently works as a Physician Assistant at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, where he specializes in sports medicine.

His current passions/research interests include improving health equity in underserved communities and Functional Medicine.