Daniel P. O’Connor, PhD, ATC, is an associate professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at the University of Houston, where he also serves on the Executive Board of the Texas Obesity Research Center. His research involves measurement and evaluation of health and health outcomes and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). In addition to the previous editions of Clinical Pathology for Athletic Trainers, he has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Dan has served on many committees in various athletic training professional associations and was President of the Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA District 6) in 2008-2009.
A. Louise Fincher, EdD, ATC, LAT, is Founding Dean of the School of Health Sciences at Emory & Henry College. Lou has more than 30 years of experience as an athletic trainer and an educator. She has spent countless hours developing didactic and clinical education materials both for students and athletic training educators. She also has more than 25 peer-reviewed publications and 50 professional presentations. Lou has served on several National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association committees, including the NATA Executive Committee for Education and NATA Professional Education Committee (PEC). As Chair of the NATA PEC, Lou oversaw the development of the 5th edition of the Athletic Training Education Competencies.