Justin  Moody, Ph.D., LAT, ATC
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
School of Health Professions
Kinesiology
Office: 2G15B CHS Building 2
Email: jrmoody@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-4328

Justin Moody, a native of Double Springs, Alabama, joined Samford in 2018 after completing his Ph.D. at Auburn University. His research interests focus on the developmental consequences of sports-related concussions. He is passionate about teaching and mentoring students, especially in regards to the benefits of sport and exercise on the brain.

“The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is His name.” – Exodus 15:3

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D., Kinesiology - Neuroscience, Auburn University
  • M.Ed., Biomechanics, Auburn University
  • Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, Samford University

Involvement

  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Alabama Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • American Safety and Health Institute

Expertise

  • Pediatric neuroscience
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Sports-related concussion prevention
  • Rehabilitation of athletic injuries

Recent Publications

  • Feiss, R. S., Lutz, M., Moody, J. R., & Pangelinan, M. M.  A systematic review of coach and parent knowledge of concussion. Journal of Concussion, 4, 2059700219900053. (2020).
  • Miller, R. A., Rogers, R. R., Williams, T. D., Marshall, M. R., Moody, J. R., Hensarling, R. W., & Ballmann, C. G.  Effects of Protective American Football Headgear on Peripheral Vision Reaction Time and Visual Target Detection in Division I NCAA Football Players. Sports (Basel), 7(9), 213.  (2019).
  • Moody, J. R., Feiss, R. S., & Pangelinan, M. M.  A systematic review of acute concussion assessment selection in research. Brain Inj, 33(8), 967-973. (2019).

Recent Presentations

  • Moody, J. R., & Pangelinan, M. M., North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, “Sports participation affects the developmental trajectory of brain volume and motor behavior in children and adolescents.”, Baltimore, Maryland. (2019).
  • Moody, J. R., Feiss, R. S., & Pangelinan, M. M., North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, “A Systematic Review of Acute Sports-Related Concussion Assessments”, Denver, Colorado. (2018).
  • Moody, J. R., Auburn University This Is Research Symposium, “Acute Sports-Related Concussion Assessment Selection”, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. (2018).
  • Moody, J. R., Feiss, R. S., & Pangelinan, M. M., Tactical Athlete Summit, “The Effect of Sports-Related Concussion on the Cerebellum and Neurological Soft Signs”, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. (2017).

Research Areas

  • Pediatric Concussion
  • Minor neurological dysfunction
  • Athletic injuries
  • Developmental plasticity