Karrie L. Hamstra-Wright, PhD, LAT, ATC - Clinical Professor

Karrie L. Hamstra-Wright

Clinical Professor, Kinesiology and Nutrition


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901 W. Roosevelt Rd., 334 PEB

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By Appointment

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Dr. Hamstra-Wright is a Clinical Professor and Co-Director of the Applied Sports Psychology and Injury Research and Education (ASPIRE) Lab in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition. As a certified athletic trainer with doctoral and post-doctoral training in lower extremity biomechanics, her research focuses on prevention and treatment of lower extremity overuse injury in active populations from physical and psychological perspectives. Dr. Hamstra-Wright’s teaching focuses on applied anatomy, musculoskeletal injury, and holistic wellness. Dr. Hamstra-Wright has been a faculty member at numerous Universities and Colleges with her longest tenure at UIC. Dr. Hamstra-Wright also has experience outside of academia working as an athletic trainer, director of operations, and wellness coach, experiences she brings to the classroom and her research.


PhD, Kinesiology, Temple University
MS, Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Chicago
BS, Physical Education/Athletic Training, Olivet Nazarene University