Dr. Michelle Cleary obtained her Ph.D. with a concentration in athletic training/sports medicine from Temple University in Philadelphia and completed an accredited undergraduate curriculum in Athletic Training from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Her research line involves heat related muscle injury/illness and other sport safety issues and she has published numerous articles and been invited to write national position statements and make national presentations on the topic. Dr. Cleary is a certified athletic trainer by the National Athletic Trainers Association; certified instructor in CPR and first aid for the professional rescuer by the American Heart Association, and a certified Strength and Conditioning Coach. Her clinical experience includes five years as a high school athletic trainer, four years as Division I Athletic trainer, and international/Olympic level medical coverage. Dr. Cleary has taught at Temple University Medical School, Florida International University, and the University of Hawaii, prior to joining the faculty at Chapman University in Fall 2012. Dr. Cleary has taught courses in human anatomy and physiology, medical human gross anatomy, physical rehabilitation, surface anatomy, medical terminology, research methods, and courses throughout the athletic training curriculum. She is an actively engaged member of the American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the National Athletic Trainers Association.
National Position Statements
Casa DJ, Csillan D, Cleary MA. et al., Inter-Association Task Force on Acclimatization during Pre-Season Practices: Pre-season heat-acclimatization guidelines for secondary school athletics. Journal of Athletic Training. 2009;44(3):332–333.
Casa DJ, Almquist J, Anderson S, Cleary MA. et al. Inter-Association Task Force on Exertional Heat Illness consensus statement. NATA News. 2003; 6, 24-29.
Journal Publications, Peer-Reviewed/Refereed
Lopez RM, Cleary MA, Eberman LE. Superficial cooling does not decrease core body temperature before, during, or after exercise in an American football uniform. Submitted to Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. (in Press Sept 2012).
Cleary MA, Hetzler RK, Gard D, Kimura IF, Stickley CD. Hydration in acclimatized adolescent female athletes before and after an educational and a prescribed hydration intervention. Journal of Athletic Training. 2012;47(3): 273-281.
Cleary MA, Sadowski KA, Lee S, Miller G. Exertional rhabdomyolysis in a high school wrestler: A perfect storm. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2011;25(12): 3506–3513.
Cleary MA, Hetzler RK, Wages JJ, Lentz MA, Stickley CD, Kimura IF. Age-predicted heart rate equations: Comparisons of equations in college-aged subjects. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2011;25(9):2591-2597.
Eberman LE, Cleary MA. Validation of a heat illness screening instrument. Journal of Athletic Training. 2011;46(2):176–184.
Eberman LE, Minton DM, Cleary MA. Comparison of refractometry, urine color, and urine reagent strips to urine osmolality for measurement of urinary concentration. Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. 2009;1(6):267-271.
Eberman LE, Cleary MA. Pre-participation physical exam to identify at-risk athletes for exertional heat illness. Athletic Therapy Today. 2009;14(4):4-7.
Jones LC, Cleary MA, Zuri RE, Lopez RM. Active dehydration impairs upper and lower body anaerobic muscular power. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2008;22(2):455–463.
Lopez RM, Cleary MA, Jones LC, Zuri RE. Thermoregulatory influence of a cooling vest on hyperthermic athletes. Journal of Athletic Training. 2008;43(1):55-61.
Cleary MA, Ruiz D, Eberman LE, Binkley HM, Mitchell ID. Dehydration, cramping, and exertional rhabdomyolysis: A case report with suggestions for recovery. Journal of Sports Rehabilitation. 2007;16(3):244-259.
Cleary MA. Predisposing risk factors on susceptibility to exertional heat illness: Clinical decision-making considerations. Journal of Sports Rehabilitation. 2007;16(3):204-214.
Chapters in Books
Cleary MA. Management of environmental emergencies. In Miller M, Berry J. (Eds). Emergency Response Management for Athletic Trainers. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc; 2010:405-432.