Dr. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Hibberd
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Hibberd, PhD, LAT, ATC is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Science at The University of Alabama. Dr. Hibberd received B.A. and M.A. degrees in Athletic Training from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2008 and 2010). Dr. Hibberd received a Ph.D. in Human Movement Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014. Dr. Hibberd currently directs the Athletic Training Research Laboratory. Her research focuses on assessment of shoulder dysfunction using neuromuscular and biomechanical measurement models and injury prevention in overhead athletes. Her long-term research goal is to identify effective methods to prevent shoulder pain and injury in overhead athletes through implementation of intervention programs and identifying practice guidelines that maximize performance while reducing the risk of injury. In order to accomplish this goal, Dr. Hibberd conducts research in overhead athletes of all ages, while emphasizing the dissemination of this research through peer-reviewed publications and presentations, community engagement and interactions with clinicians.