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Dr. Michelle Cleary

Associate Professor
Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences; Athletic Training Program
Expertise: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury; Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy; Exertional Heat Illness; Sickle Cell Trait; Exertional Rhabdomyolysis; Sport Safety
Office Location: Crean Hall 137
Office Hours: Monday 9:00am - 10:00am - Crean Hall Wednesday 11:00am-12:00pm - Crean Hall, 1:00pm - 2:00pm - Rinker Campus
Scholarly Works:
Digital Commons
Education:
The University of New Mexico, Bachelor of Science
Temple University, Master of Education
Temple University, Ph.D.

Biography

Dr. Michelle Cleary obtained her Ph.D. with a concentration in athletic training/sports medicine from Temple University in Philadelphia and completed an accredited undergraduate curriculum in Athletic Training from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.  Her research line involves heat related muscle injury/illness and other sport safety issues and she has published numerous articles and been invited to write national position statements and make national presentations on the topic.  Dr. Cleary is a certified athletic trainer by the National Athletic Trainers Association; certified instructor in CPR and first aid for the professional rescuer by the American Heart Association, and a certified Strength and Conditioning Coach.  Her clinical experience includes five years as a high school athletic trainer, four years as Division I Athletic trainer, and international/Olympic level medical coverage.  Dr. Cleary has taught at Temple University Medical School, Florida International University, and the University of Hawaii, prior to joining the faculty at Chapman University in Fall 2012.  Dr. Cleary has taught courses in human anatomy and physiology, medical human gross anatomy, physical rehabilitation, surface anatomy, medical terminology, research methods, and courses throughout the athletic training curriculum.  She is an actively engaged member of the American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the National Athletic Trainers Association.

Scholarly Research Interests

National Position Statements

Casa DJ, Csillan D, Cleary MA. et al., Inter-Association Task Force on Acclimatization during Pre-Season Practices: Pre-season heat-acclimatization guidelines for secondary school athletics. Journal of Athletic Training.  2009;44(3):332–333.

Casa DJ, Almquist J, Anderson S, Cleary MA. et al.  Inter-Association Task Force on Exertional Heat Illness consensus statement. NATA News. 2003; 6, 24-29.

Journal Publications, Peer-Reviewed/Refereed

Lopez RM, Cleary MA, Eberman LE.  Superficial cooling does not decrease core body temperature before, during, or after exercise in an American football uniform.  Submitted to Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. (in Press Sept 2012).

Cleary MA, Hetzler RK, Gard D, Kimura IF, Stickley CD.  Hydration in acclimatized adolescent female athletes before and after an educational and a prescribed hydration intervention.  Journal of Athletic Training. 2012;47(3): 273-281.

Cleary MA, Sadowski KA, Lee S, Miller G.  Exertional rhabdomyolysis in a high school wrestler: A perfect storm.  Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2011;25(12): 3506–3513.

Cleary MA, Hetzler RK, Wages JJ, Lentz MA, Stickley CD, Kimura IF.  Age-predicted heart rate equations:  Comparisons of equations in college-aged subjects.  Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2011;25(9):2591-2597.

Eberman LE, Cleary MA. Validation of a heat illness screening instrument. Journal of Athletic Training.  2011;46(2):176–184.

Eberman LE, Minton DM, Cleary MA.  Comparison of refractometry, urine color, and urine reagent strips to urine osmolality for measurement of urinary concentration.  Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. 2009;1(6):267-271.

Eberman LE, Cleary MA.  Pre-participation physical exam to identify at-risk athletes for exertional heat illness.  Athletic Therapy Today.  2009;14(4):4-7.

Jones LC, Cleary MA, Zuri RE, Lopez RM.  Active dehydration impairs upper and lower body anaerobic muscular power.  Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2008;22(2):455–463.

Lopez RM, Cleary MA, Jones LC, Zuri RE.  Thermoregulatory influence of a cooling vest on hyperthermic athletes.  Journal of Athletic Training. 2008;43(1):55-61.

Cleary MA, Ruiz D, Eberman LE, Binkley HM, Mitchell ID.  Dehydration, cramping, and exertional rhabdomyolysis:  A case report with suggestions for recovery.  Journal of Sports Rehabilitation. 2007;16(3):244-259.

Cleary MA.  Predisposing risk factors on susceptibility to exertional heat illness: Clinical decision-making considerations. Journal of Sports Rehabilitation. 2007;16(3):204-214.

Chapters in Books

Cleary MA.  Management of environmental emergencies.  In Miller M, Berry J. (Eds).  Emergency Response Management for Athletic Trainers. Philadelphia, PA:  Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc; 2010:405-432.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Cleary MA. Chapter 2: Prevention strategies. In Cleary MA, Flanagan KW. Acute and Emergency Care in Athletic Training. Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL: Inc. (accepted for publication).
Cleary MA. Chapter 4: The Emergency Examination. In Cleary MA, Flanagan KW. Acute and Emergency Care in Athletic Training. Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL: Inc. (accepted for publication).
Cleary MA. Chapter 5: Bleeding, shock and immunologic emergencies. In Cleary MA, Flanagan KW. Acute and Emergency Care in Athletic Training. Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL: Inc. 2019
Cleary MA. Chapter 13: Exertional sickling and rhabdomyolysis. In Cleary MA, Flanagan KW. Acute and Emergency Care in Athletic Training. Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL: Inc. (accepted for publication).
Cleary MA. Chapter 1: Interprofessional health care. In Cleary MA, Flanagan K. Acute and Emergency Care in Athletic Training. Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL: Inc.; (Accepted for publication).
Cleary MA. Chapter 3: Planning for Emergencies. In Cleary MA, Flanagan K. Acute and Emergency Care in Athletic Training. Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL: Inc. (Accepted for publication).
Cleary MA, Eberman LE. Chapter 6: Musculoskeletal Trauma. In Cleary MA, Flanagan K. Acute and Emergency Care in Athletic Training. Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL: Inc. (Accepted for publication).
Cleary MA. Chapter 10: Cardiac Conditions. In Cleary MA, Flanagan K. Acute and Emergency Care in Athletic Training. Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL: Inc. (Accepted for publication).
Kasamatsu TM, Cleary MA, Bennett JP, Howard K, Valovich McLeod T. Investigating existence and comprehensiveness of athletic trainers’ concussion management policies. Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. 2016;8(3):112-120.
Kasamatsu TM, Cleary MA, Bennett JP, Howard K, Valovich McLeod T. Examining academic support after concussion for the adolescent student-athlete: Perspectives of the athletic trainer. Journal of Athletic Training. 2016; 51(2): 153-161.
Cleary MA, Nottingham SL, Kasamatsu TM,* Bennett JP. Using a continuing education workshop to facilitate implementation of evidence-based practices for recognition and treatment of exertional heat stroke in secondary school athletic trainers. Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. 2016;8(3):100-111.
Todd RM, Cleary MA, Griffith SJ. Rhabdomyolysis in a female Caucasian adolescent distance runner: a case report. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training. 2016; 21(6): 26-32.
Cleary MA. Creatine kinase, exertional rhabdomyolysis, and exercise-associated hyponatremia in ultra-endurance athletes: A critically appraised paper. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training. 2016: 21 (6): 13-15.
Kasamatsu TM, Cleary MA, Bennett JP, Howard K, Valovich McLeod T. Examining academic support after concussion for the adolescent student-athlete: Perspectives of the athletic trainer. J Athl Train. (in press).
Nottingham SL, Cleary MA, Bennett JP. Beyond the basics: providing continuing education workshops for preceptors. Int J Allied Health Sci Pract. 2015;13(4).