Dr. Jeff Russell


Dr. Jeff Russell, Ph.D., AT, Licensed Athletic Trainer, Assistant Professor of Athletic Training and Director of Science and Health in Artistic Performance Clinic (SHAPe Clinic), Ohio University

Dr. Jeff Russell leads a multi-faceted performing arts medicine initiative, called Science and Health in Artistic Performance, or SHAPe, he designed for Ohio University’s dance, music, theatre, and marching band programs. He is particularly fond of his close association with the university’s Theatre Division. Through his work at the SHAPe Clinic and SHAPe Lab, he maintains a special emphasis on concussion in performing arts, especially theatre, because of the frequency with which this injury occurs in artistic endeavors. Dr. Russell, a certified and licensed athletic trainer in the USA, has 35 years of experience in sports medicine, orthopaedics, and performing arts medicine. He is a fellow of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science, and a 2017–18 Bruning Teaching Fellow at Ohio University.