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Brown Athletics and Recreation Announces Wellness and Performance Ecosystem

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Assistant Vice President for Athletics and Recreation/Governance and Functionality Shoshanna Engel Lewis introduced the selecting of Joe Walsmith ’94, Ph.D., Senior Associate Director of Athletics, Wellness and Efficiency, Matt Whalen, MS, LAT, ATC, Associate Director of Athletics, Sports Medicine and Emilie Burgess, MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN, Dietitian/Nutritionist. Walsmith, Whalen and Burgess join Director of Energy and Conditioning Brandon O’Neall as leaders in just the Division of Athletics and Recreation wellness and general performance ecosystem, which involves Sports Psychology, Sporting activities Diet, Athletics Drugs, Strength and Conditioning and Athletics Wellness. Producing a holistic and interdisciplinary design, the ecosystem provides a wraparound technique to improve general performance, treatment, programming and aid. 

“I am ecstatic to welcome three robust leaders in Joe, Emilie, and Matt. Jointly with Brandon O’Neall and the respective units they guide, this crew will be instrumental in creating an innovative and interdisciplinary strategy to efficiency and holistic care. Under Joe’s management, Brown’s holistic solution will gain our scholar-athletes and differentiate our programs.”

Joe Walsmith ’94, Ph.D. will oversee and assistance additional develop Brown’s wellness & overall performance team and ecosystem, which will involve sports nourishment, athletics medicine, energy & conditioning, and athletics psychology. 

Walsmith delivers a holistic solution to college student-athlete wellness and overall performance. He is properly trained in physiology, diet, immunology, biology, head-system wellbeing, lifestyle medication, exercising science, human effectiveness, and health actions change. He holds a doctoral diploma in dietary biochemistry, physiology, and metabolic process from Tufts College, a bachelor’s and master’s diploma in biology from Brown College and Harvard College, and instruction and certification in health and fitness & perfectly-being coaching and mindfulness-primarily based strain reduction (MBSR) from Duke Integrative Medicine. In addition, he is a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, and he accomplished worry management & resiliency schooling at the Benson-Henry Institute for Brain Human body Medicine at Massachusetts Basic Hospital. 

Walsmith has far more than 20 many years of expertise performing in the health & existence sciences industry in numerous executive management and technique roles, such as positions at AstraZeneca Prescribed drugs and the Global Existence Sciences Apply of L.E.K. Consulting, a leading world management consulting organization. Prior to this, he performed professional medical research on irritation, autoimmune disease, nutrition, metabolic rate, exercising, and aging at the Human Nutrition Analysis Centre on Ageing at Tufts College, and he completed his publish-doctoral coaching in the daily life sciences at Harvard University’s Workplace of Technological know-how Improvement. 

Walsmith is a previous four-12 months varsity member and senior co-captain of the Brown Men’s Soccer System, and he is a previous elite age-group triathlete, United states Triathlon All-American, and Hawaii Ironman Earth Championship finisher with a really like for the outdoors and active lifestyle. He has a passion for the science and follow of well being, perfectly-becoming, and optimum performance, and he seems ahead to serving to Brown student-athletes understand their complete prospective on and off the subject. 

“Brown is a specific place and I could not be additional enthusiastic to return to Brown in this new function – a role that is targeted on earning a beneficial influence on the life of Brown’s pupil-athletes,” mentioned Walsmith. “I glimpse forward to the get the job done ahead and to developing anything wonderful collectively! It is a wonderful time to be aspect of Brown Athletics and Recreation.”

Matt Whalen will oversee the athletics medicine unit and joins Brown soon after 3 many years as Tufts Director of Sporting activities Medicine/Head Athletic Coach. Whalen oversaw and supplied in depth athletic health care for 28 Division III athletic applications and two club speak to athletics. 

No stranger to the Ivy League, Whalen used 9 many years (2010-19) in the sports activities medicine division at Harvard – six as an athletic trainer and a few as the Associate Director of Sports Medication. 

Prior to Harvard, Whalen was an assistant athletic coach at Babson (2005-10) and an athletic trainer at Boston Faculty (2004-05). 

Whalen earned a master’s in health marketing and training science from California University of Pennsylvania in 2007. He gained a bachelor’s degree in physical schooling, with a focus in athletic instruction, from Bridgewater Point out College in 2004.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to join the Brown University Athletic Department at these types of an enjoyable time,” mentioned Whalen. “I glance ahead to functioning with the university student-athletes, coaches, directors and clinicians as we attempt to set a new common in sports activities performance and wellness.”

Emilie Burgess completed her Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics at the University of Connecticut, exactly where she competed as a Division I tennis player. She went on to receive her Master of Science in Nutrition and Food Science and done a dietetic internship at West Virginia College. She is also a Board Certified Sporting activities Dietitian (CSSD) specializing in sports general performance nutrition and consuming disorders in athletes.

Burgess commenced her dietetic profession as a Clinical Dietitian at St. Elizabeth’s Health care Middle in Boston. Then she recognized a place at the Cambridge Eating Condition Center (CEDC) as a Registered Dietitian.

Burgess has labored at Home Base, a Boston Red Sox Basis and the Massachusetts Standard Clinic plan, where she presented diet guidance to veterans and their families. She supported Household Base’s tactile athletes competing in events these types of as the Boston Marathon and the Marathon Des Sables.

Burgess has also used time as a Clinical Nutrition Specialist in the Division of Sports activities Drugs and Female Athlete System at Boston Kid’s Medical center and as a Registered Dietitian at MIT Recreation. Along with her inpatient, collegiate, outpatient, and feeding on condition knowledge, Emilie has volunteered for two U.S. Division I sports diet courses.

She just lately accomplished a athletics nourishment fellowship at the University of Washington by the Gatorade Sports activities Nutrition Immersion System (SNIP) in Seattle, WA. Emilie presently serves as the sporting activities dietitian for Brown College Athletics and is a Registered Dietitian at Laura Moretti Nutrition LLC.

“I am psyched and honored to be the 1st comprehensive-time Sporting activities Dietitian employed to assistance Brown Athletics,” explained Burgess. “I am wanting forward to hitting the ground working, constructing a fueling program that supports college student-athletes all through their athletic occupation and for life right after activity.”


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