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Margaret Alison Brooks, MD, MPH Print Friendly Page

Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

M. Alison Brooks, MD, MPH, specializes in pediatric and adolescent primary care sports medicine. She is board certified in pediatrics and fellowship-trained in sports medicine. Dr. Brooks provides medical coverage for Badger women's ice hockey and men's soccer. Her special interests include bone health, cartilage injury, fractures, and sports injury prevention in children and adolescents in addition to medical and musculoskeletal problems in cyclists.


Pediatric Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Sports Medicine


Research Park Clinic
(608) 263-8850 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
UW Health at The American Center
(608) 263-8850 | (844) 607-4800 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Sports Medicine
Fellowship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Residency University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, WA
Internship University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, WA
Medical School University of Tennessee-Memphis School of Medicine, Memphis, TN

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

Dr. Brooks is currently conducting research to test bracing in adolescents with acute, symptomatic spondylolyis, as well as a study to test musculoskeletal outcome instruments in young athletes with low back pain.

PubMed Articles
Post EG Trigsted SM Schaefer DA Cadmus-Bertram LA Watson AM McGuine TA Brooks MA Bell DR Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs of Youth Sports Coaches Regarding Sport Volume Recommendations and Sport Specialization. J Strength Cond Res . 2020 Oct;34(10):2911-2919
[PubMed ID: 29481449]
Biese KM McGuine TA Kliethermes SA Bell DR Post EG Watson AM Brooks MA Lang PJ Sport specialization and sport participation opportunities and their association with injury history in female high school volleyball athletes. Phys Ther Sport . 2020 Sep;45:86-92
[PubMed ID: 32717700]
Biese KM Post EG Schaefer DA 2nd Hernandez MI Brooks MA McGuine TA Bell DR Evaluation of adolescent sport specialization and injury mechanism by sex: A secondary analysis. J Sci Med Sport . 2020 Aug;23(8):721-725
[PubMed ID: 32067917]
Johnston W Heiderscheit B Sanfilippo J Brooks MA Caulfield B Athletes with a concussion history in the last two years have impairments in dynamic balance performance. Scand J Med Sci Sports . 2020 Aug;30(8):1497-1505
[PubMed ID: 32311175]
Johnston W Heiderscheit B Coughlan G McLoughlin R Liston M Brooks MA Caulfield B Concussion Recovery Evaluation Using the Inertial Sensor Instrumented Y Balance Test. J Neurotrauma . 2020 Jul 8;
[PubMed ID: 32394801]
Watson A Post E Biese K Kliethermes S Brooks MA Bell D Decreased Physical Activity and Sleep, Not Sport Specialization, Predict Illness in Middle School Athletes. Sports Health . 2020 Jul 6;:1941738120927599
[PubMed ID: 32631208]
McGuine T Post E Pfaller AY Hetzel S Schwarz A Brooks MA Kliethermes SA Does soccer headgear reduce the incidence of sport-related concussion? A cluster, randomised controlled trial of adolescent athletes. Br J Sports Med . 2020 Apr;54(7):408-413
[PubMed ID: 31088784]
Hammer E Brooks MA Hetzel S Arakkal A Comstock RD Epidemiology of Injuries Sustained in Boys' High School Contact and Collision Sports, 2008-2009 Through 2012-2013. Orthop J Sports Med . 2020 Feb;8(2):2325967120903699
[PubMed ID: 32133385]
McCrea M Broglio SP McAllister TW Gill J Giza CC Huber DL Harezlak J Cameron KL Houston MN McGinty G Jackson JC Guskiewicz K Mihalik J Brooks MA Duma S Rowson S Nelson LD Pasquina P Meier TB CARE Consortium Investigators. Foroud T Katz BP Saykin AJ Campbell DE Svoboda SJ Goldman J DiFiori J Association of Blood Biomarkers With Acute Sport-Related Concussion in Collegiate Athletes: Findings From the NCAA and Department of Defense CARE Consortium. JAMA Netw Open . 2020 Jan 3;3(1):e1919771
[PubMed ID: 31977061]
Post EG Biese KM Schaefer DA Watson AM McGuine TA Brooks MA Bell DR Sport-Specific Associations of Specialization and Sex With Overuse Injury in Youth Athletes. Sports Health . 2020 Jan Feb;12(1):36-42
[PubMed ID: 31724908]
DiSanti JS Post EG Bell DR Schaefer DA Brooks MA McGuine TA Erickson K Exploring Coaches' Perceptions of Youth Sport Specialization: A Comparison of High School and Club Sport Contexts. J Athl Train . 2019 Oct;54(10):1055-1060
[PubMed ID: 31633416]
Post EG Schaefer DA Biese KM Cadmus-Bertram LA Watson AM McGuine TA Brooks MA Bell DR A Comparison of Emergency Preparedness Between High School Coaches and Club Sport Coaches. J Athl Train . 2019 Oct;54(10):1074-1082
[PubMed ID: 31633408]
Pfaller AY Brooks MA Hetzel S McGuine TA Effect of a New Rule Limiting Full Contact Practice on the Incidence of Sport-Related Concussion in High School Football Players. Am J Sports Med . 2019 Aug;47(10):2294-2299
[PubMed ID: 31306587]
Post EG Schaefer DA Biese KM Watson AM McGuine TA Brooks MA Bell DR A Comparison of Team Sport Volume Surveyed Between High School and Club Sport Coaches. Orthop J Sports Med . 2019 Apr;7(4):2325967119836484
[PubMed ID: 31001566]
Bell DR Post EG Trigsted SM Schaefer DA McGuine TA Brooks MA Parents' Awareness and Perceptions of Sport Specialization and Injury Prevention Recommendations. Clin J Sport Med . 2018 Aug 8;
[PubMed ID: 30095505]
Nencka AS Meier TB Wang Y Muftuler LT Wu YC Saykin AJ Harezlak J Brooks MA Giza CC Difiori J Guskiewicz KM Mihalik JP LaConte SM Duma SM Broglio S McAllister T McCrea MA Koch KM Stability of MRI metrics in the advanced research core of the NCAA-DoD concussion assessment, research and education (CARE) consortium. Brain Imaging Behav . 2018 Aug;12(4):1121-1140
[PubMed ID: 29064019]
Post EG Green NE Schaefer DA Trigsted SM Brooks MA McGuine TA Watson AM Bell DR Socioeconomic status of parents with children participating on youth club sport teams. Phys Ther Sport . 2018 Jul;32:126-132
[PubMed ID: 29793120]
Brooks MA Post EG Trigsted SM Schaefer DA Wichman DM Watson AM McGuine TA Bell DR Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs of Youth Club Athletes Toward Sport Specialization and Sport Participation. Orthop J Sports Med . 2018 May;6(5):2325967118769836
[PubMed ID: 29770341]
Bell DR Post EG Trigsted SM Schaefer DA McGuine TA Watson AM Brooks MA Sport Specialization Characteristics Between Rural and Suburban High School Athletes. Orthop J Sports Med . 2018 Jan;6(1):2325967117751386
[PubMed ID: 29376086]
Brooks MA Bazarian JJ Prichep LS Dastidar SG Talavage TM Barr W The Use of an Electrophysiological Brain Function Index in the Evaluation of Concussed Athletes. J Head Trauma Rehabil . 2018 Jan Feb;33(1):1-6
[PubMed ID: 28520677]
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