Lauren J. Stephenson, MA, ATC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Lauren Stephenson joined the Stony Brook University Athletic Training Program faculty in August of 2011. Stephenson graduated Northeastern University in 2007 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training and obtained her Master of Arts degree in Exercise & Sport Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2009. While at UNC, she served as an athletic trainer for the Tar Heel’s NCAA 2007 National Champion field hockey team and the track & field team.
Stephenson is currently completing her PhD in Educational Research & Evaluation with specialization areas in Athletic Training & Higher Education Administration from Ohio University. While at OU, she was an instructor in the professional & post professional athletic training programs as well as serving as the clinical coordinator for the professional program. In addition, she served as a consulting athletic trainer for the post professional athletic training program and as the athletic trainer for the Athen’s Marathon, Nelsonville Motorcross, and Varsity Brands Inc. in Ohio.
Stephenson became a BOC-certified athletic trainer in 2007 and has been a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association, Ohio Athletic Trainers Association, and North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association. Her research interests include: biomechanics, motor control, and youth injury prevention.
Stephenson is the primary faculty mentor for student research within the Athletic Training Program.
Stephenson enjoys outdoor activities including jet skiing, boating, fishing, running, hiking with her two dogs, and skiing; as well as theater, travel, and spending time with friends and family.