Trustee Candidate: Basic & Applied Science
Douglas J. Casa, Ph.D., ATC, FACSM
University of Connecticut
Department of Kinesiology
1. Please list your previous service to ACSM.
Co-author, ACSM Position Stand on Exertional Heat Illnesses, 2007
Co-Chair, ACSM Roundtable on Exertional Heat Stroke- Return to Duty/Return to Play: Conference Proceedings, 2010
Lead Author, ACSM Roundtable on Hydration and Physical Activity: Consensus Statements, 2005
Co-Author, ACSM Roundtable Consensus Statement on Youth Football- Heat Stress and Injury Risk, 2005
Editorial Board, Current Sports Medicine Reports, 2011- to present
Co-Author, ACSM book- ACSM Sports Medicine- A Comprehensive Review, 2013
Participant- ACSM Roundtable- Youth sports scheduling- children at risk, 2008
Reviewer of Papers- Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2001 to present
Medical Education Committee- 2002-2004
ACSM National Meeting Attendee- Every year but two from 1994 through 2012 (including last 13)
ACSM Fellow since 2001
ACSM Health Fitness Instructor- Since 1996.
2. What is ACSM’s greatest strength and how would you make that aspect of the organization even stronger?
The greatest strength of ACSM is the influence it can bestow to make sports safer for all levels of participants. ACSM has taken a very active role in being involved with advocacy and policy initiatives that make me proud to be a member. I have been fortunate to be a part of some of these efforts and look forward to continued contributions in the future. The membership of ACSM is an incredible assortment of passionate and intelligent people that allows me and others to constantly learn and grow from being a part of this dynamic group of people. I feel I can contribute even more to the ACSM mission through my connections and experiences in the policy arena. I have had the good fortune to be closely involved with the overhaul of many organizations and state high school athletic associations policies and procedures related to health and safety issues. I am the Chief Operating Officer of the Korey Stringer Institute, and in this role am closely connected with the frontline of athlete safety issues.
3. ACSM works closely with many other organizations, including associations, companies, philanthropies, and governmental agencies. Indicate those organizations/companies/agencies for which you play an advisory, consulting, or leadership role.
I am the Chief Operating Officer of the Korey Stringer Institute (KSI). KSI is not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing sudden death in sport and is located at the University of Connecticut. Our corporate supporters are the NFL, Gatorade, and Timex. I also do occasional consulting for these entities, sometimes paid and sometimes not. KSI also has connections with HQ, Inc. and Kestrel. KSI has made connections with over 100 sports organizations ranging from the US Army, to the NCAA, and many state high school athletic associations. I am extremely involved with the NATA and am a member of the APS, and NSCA.