Karrie L. Hamstra-Wright, PhD, ATC, CHWC - Visiting Clinical Associate Professor

Karrie L. Hamstra-Wright

Visiting Clinical Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Nutrition


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901 W. Roosevelt Rd., 336 PEB

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By Appointment


Dr. Hamstra-Wright is a Visiting Clinical Associate Professor 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. Similarly, Dr. Hamstra-Wright’s teaching focuses on anatomy and musculoskeletal injury at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Hamstra-Wright has been a faculty member at numerous Universities and Colleges with her longest tenure at UIC. As a faculty member at UIC, she has served in various administrative roles and is currently the Director of Undergraduate Studies for Kinesiology. 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