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Dr. Baez has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and various foundations to support her work. See below for her CV, specific publications, and funding.

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Dr. Baez's Google Scholar

Selected Publications:

Baez SE, Harris NA. Inclusive steps for paving the path for racial and ethnic diversity in athletic training research. J Athl Train. Accepted 9/19/2023.

Baez SE, Genoese FM, Reiche ET, Harkey MS, Kuenze CM, Moser J, Pietrosimone B. Feasibility of Mobile Application-Delivered Mindfulness Meditation for Individuals with History of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Intl J Athl Ther Train. Accepted 8/23/2023.

Baez SE, Jochimsen KN. Current clinical concepts: integration of psychologically informed practice for management of sports-related injuries. J Athl Train. Accepted 7/12/2023.

Baez SE, Harkey MC, Birchmeier T, Triplett A, Collins K, Kuenze C. Psychological readiness and injury-related fear are associated with persistent knee symptoms after ACL reconstruction. J Athl Train. Accepted 4/26/2023.​

Loftin M, Covassin T, Baez SE. Application of theory for those with sport-related concussion: understanding the impact of athletic identity on health outcomes. J Athl Train. Accepted 1/20/2023.

Kuenze CM, Lisee C, Triplett A, Collins K, Walaszek M, Lewis J, Farner N, Harkey M, Baez SE. Development and validation of a survey to characterize barriers to physical activity reengagement after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: ACL research survey. J Athl Train. Accepted 11/18/2022.

Baez SE, Collins KA, Harkey MS, Birchmeier T, Triplett AN, Pietrosimone B, Kuenze CM. Kinesiophobia is associated with peak knee abduction angle during jump landing after ACL reconstruction. Med Sci Sport Exerc.Accepted 10/16/2022.

Genoese FM*, Harkey MC, Baez SE. The neuromatrix theory of pain and transactional theory of stress and coping: improving understanding of pain catastrophizing in individuals with ACL reconstruction and knee OA. Int J Athl Ther Train. Accepted 8/23/2022.

Genoese FM*, Zynda A, Ford K, Hoch MC, Covassin T, Hoch JM, Baez SE. The examination of knee self-efficacy in individuals with a history of ACL reconstruction and sport-related concussion. J Sports Rehabil. Accepted 7/28/22.

Baez SE, Cormier MC, Andreatta R, Gribble PA, Hoch JM. Implementation of in vivo exposure therapy to decrease injury-related fear in females with a history of ACL reconstruction: a pilot study. Phys Ther Sport. 2021; 52:217-223.

Baez SE, Hoch JM, Mattacola CG, Gribble PA, Hoch JM, Howard JS. Use of response shift to improve agreement between patient-reported outcomes and performance-based measures in patients with knee injury. Clin Pract Athl Train. 2021;4(1):24-35. (BIPOC Special Issue)

Baez SE, Andersen A, Andreatta RM, Gribble PA, Hoch JM. Neuroplasticity in corticolimbic brain activation in patients after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. J Athl Train. 2021;56(4):418-426.

Baez SE, Hoch JM, Cormier MC. The Stress and Injury Model and the Cognitive Appraisal Model: Implications for patients after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Athl Train Sports Health Care. 2020;12(4):181-187.

Baez SE, Hoch MC, Hoch JM. Psychological factors are associated with return to preinjury sport and physical activity levels after ACL-reconstruction. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2020;28(4):495-501.

Baez SE, Cramer RJ, Hoch JM. Social cognitive theory and the fear avoidance model: the explanation of poor health outcomes after ACL reconstruction. Athl Train Sports Health Care. 2019;11(4):168-173.

Baez SE, Hoch MC, Hoch, JM. Evaluation of cognitive behavioral interventions and psychoeducation implemented by rehabilitation specialists to treat fear-avoidance beliefs in patients with low back pain: a systematic review. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018;99(11):2287-2298.

Publications & Funding: Research


Source: Association for Applied Sport Psychology

Title: Don’t sleep on getting sleep: Characterizing sleep in patients after ACL reconstruction

PI: Caitlin Brinkman

Role: Faculty Advisor

Effort: 0.0 Calendar Months

Period: 07/30/2023 to 07/30/2024

Amount: $2,454 (Total)

Description: The objective of this proposal is quantitatively and qualitatively characterize sleep and to identify the association between sleep quality and mental health symptoms in patients after ACL reconstruction.

Source: National Athletic Trainers Association Research & Education Foundation

Title: The GEMM Trial: Graded Exposure and Mindfulness Meditation for Patients Post ACL-Reconstruction

PI: Shelby Baez

Effort: 0.60 Calendar Months

Period: 08/01/2023 to 07/31/2026

Amount: $52, 055.04 (Total)

Description: The objective of this proposal is to determine the efficacy of Graded Exposure Therapy and Mobile Mindfulness Meditation to decrease kinesiophobia and reinjury anxiety and improve lower extremity reaction time after ACL reconstruction.

Source: NC TraCS Clinical & Translational Science Pilot Grant Program

Title: Feasibility and validity of smart ring technology to reduce barriers for assessment of physical and mental health and well-being

Co-PI: Shelby Baez (Co-PI: Malia Blue)

Effort: 0 Calendar Months

Period: 04/03/2023 to 04/02/2024

Amount: $48, 628 (Total)

Description: The objective of this proposal is to examine the feasibility, acceptability, and validity of the Oura Ring to measure physical activity in recreationally active adults.

Source: Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers Association

Title: Examination of Perceptual-Motor Function in Individuals after ACL Reconstruction

PI: Elaine Reiche

Role: Faculty Advisor

Effort: 0.0 Calendar Months

Period: 11/8/2022 to 11/7/2023

Amount: $600

Description: The objective of this proposal is to examine differences in perceptual functioning between individuals with history of ACL reconstruction and healthy controls.

Source: Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association

Title: The Effect of Immersive Visual and Auditory Distraction on Lower Extremity Visuomotor Reaction Time and Jump-Landing Biomechanics in Individuals with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

PI: Francesca Genoese

Role: Co-Faculty Advisor

Effort: 0.0 Calendar Months

Period: 10/01/2022-09/30/2023

Amount: $1376

Description: The objective of this proposal is to examine how virtual immersive settings that induce distractive states influence reaction time and biomechanics in individuals after ACL reconstruction.

Source: National Institute of Arthritis Title: Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease (NIH-NIAMS) Parent K23 Career Development Award (1K23AR079056)

Virtual reality mindfulness meditation in patients after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

PI: Shelby Baez

Effort: 9.72 Calendar Months

Period: 06/05/2021 to 05/31/2026

Amount: $678, 822 (Total)

Description: The objective of this proposal is to provide protected time for the career development of Dr. Baez and to examine the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of virtual reality mindfulness meditation to decrease injury-related fear, improve jump-landing biomechanics, and alter brain activity in women 9 to 12 months after ACL reconstruction. 

and improve lower extremity reaction time in patients 9 to 12 months after ACL reconstruction. 

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