Ginger Yang, Ph.D., joined the faculty of Kent Stateâ€™s College of Public Health in 2012. Previously she was an associate professor in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health in the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa. Her research focuses on injury and violence prevention and control among youth and adolescents, with an emphasis on sports injury.
She has been the principal investigator (PI), co-PI, or an investigator on 16 grants or contracts and has been awarded funding by the Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. She has been a lead or co-author on more than 70 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. She directed a five-year, multi-site research project on sports injury and psychological recovery among Division I intercollegiate athletes. In 2010 she served on the Major League Baseball Injury Research Committee.
Her work published in the Journal of Athletic Training in 2012 was selected for the Kenneth L. Knight Award for Outstanding Research Manuscript. In 2013 she received the â€œExcellence in Science Awardâ€ from the American Public Health Associationâ€™s Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section.