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#Altmetrics: Demystifying the Link between Research Impact and Social Media
  • Carl G. Mattacola, University of Kentucky
Start Date
22-10-2013 3:22 PM
Dr. Carl Mattacola addresses the perceptions of altmetrics from the perspectives of faculty, administrator, and journal editor. The above video is available for download in mp4 format by clicking the relevant link listed under the additional files shown below. The slide deck is available by clicking the Download button on the right.
Speaker's Bio

Dr. Carl Mattacola is a NATABOC certified athletic trainer and serves as the director and professor of the Graduate Athletic Training Program and Director of the Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program at the University of Kentucky. He received his bachelor's degree in physical education/athletic training from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. He completed his doctor of philosophy degree in sports medicine and received his masters of education degree, both at the University of Virginia. Dr. Mattacola has held various positions as an athletic trainer and as a professor, including Temple University in Pennsylvania and Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia.

His research has focused on the study of functional assessments of neuromuscular postural control, resulting in many published articles/abstracts in journals like American Family Physician, Journal of Athletic Training, and Orthopaedics. He will continue to explore factors that relate to athletic injuries and rehabilitation, focusing primarily on issues related to the lower extremity.

Dr. Mattacola’s scholarly interests include:

  • Neuromuscular Control/Movement Science — Examines the neuromuscular control of the lower extremity as it relates to balance and postural sway
  • Examination of the effects of rehabilitation interventions (e.g. exercise and orthotics) on balance and postural sway

He is the Editor of the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation.

Articles by Dr. Mattacola are indexed by PubMed. See:

Citation Information
Carl G. Mattacola. "AltMetrics" (2013)
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