About Us

Who Are We?

The Female Athlete Triad Coalition, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, represents key medical, nursing, athletic, and sports medicine groups, as well as concerned individuals who come together to promote optimal health and well-being for female athletes and active girls and women.

runner_downThe Coalition developed from the international, collaborative desire to support cultures that promote healthy athletic environments, establish public policy, effect change in national and international governing bodies, eliminate inappropriate dietary treatment practices of female athletes, provide education about the Triad, and determine the scope of the problem through research.

Mission Statement:

The Coalition strives to prevent the Female Athlete Triad through advocacy, education, international leadership, public policy, and research.

The Female Athlete Triad Coalition, formed in 2002, is a group of national and international organizations dedicated to addressing unhealthy eating behaviors, hormonal irregularities, and bone health among female athletes and active women.

The Coalition developed from the international, collaborative desire to support cultures that promote healthy athletic environments, establish public policy, effect change in national and international governing bodies, eliminate inappropriate dietary treatment practices of female athletes, provide education about the Triad, and determine the scope of the problem through research.

The Female Athlete Triad Coalition, formed in 2002, is a group of national and international organizations dedicated to addressing unhealthy eating behaviors, hormonal irregularities, and bone health among female athletes and physically active women.  The member organizations and member universities and their representatives are listed below.

Board of Directors

President
Liz Joy, MD, MPH, FACSM
Intermountain Healthcare
Medical Director, Clinical Outcomes Research
Adjunct Professor, Family & Preventive Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT
Email: president@femaleathletetriad.org

Past-Presidents
Jeanne F. Nichols, PhD, FACSM
School of Exercise & Nutritional Sciences
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7251

Mary Jane De Souza Ph.D., FACSM
Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Physiology
Women’s Health and Exercise Laboratory
104 Noll Laboratory
University Park, PA 16802-6900
E-mail: past.president@femaleathletetriad.org

Nancy Williams, Sc.D., FACSM
Department Head, Department of Kinesiology
Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Physiology
Pennsylvania State University
Women’s Health and Exercise Laboratory
276 Recreation Building
University Park, PA 13802

Jim Whitehead
Exceutive Vice President, American College of Sports Medicine

Secretary
Diane Simpson-Bundy, ACSM CPT
1849 Winnetka Road
Northfield, Illinois 60093
E-mail: secretary@femaleathletetriad.org

Treasurer
Mark R. Hutchinson R. M.D.
University of Illinois Medical Center
Department of Orthopaedics (MC 844)
835 South Wolcott Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60612-7342
E-mail:treasurer@femaleathletetriad.org

Female Athlete Triad Coalition Coordinator
Emily Southmayd, Graduate Student, Pennsylvania State University
Email: coordinator@femaleathletetriad.org

 

Member Organizations

ACADEMY OF EATING DISORDERS
Roberta Sherman Ph.D., FAED

4647 East Morningside Drive
Bloomington, Indiana 47408
E-mail : rsherman@indiana.edu

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS
Mark R. Hutchinson M.D.

University of Illinois Medical Center
Department of Orthopaedics (MC 844)
835 South Wolcott Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60612-7342
E-mail : mhutch@uic.edu

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
Amanda Weiss Kelly, MD
2460 Edgerton Road
University Heights, Ohio 44118
E-mail : Amanda.weiss@uhhospitals.org

AMERICAN BONE HEALTH
Kathleen Cody, MBA

1814 Franklin Street, Suite 620
Oakland, CA 94612
E-mail : kathleen@americanbonehealth.org

AMERICAN COLLEGE HEALTH ASSOCIATION
Catherine O’Neil, MD
Medical Director
Ziegler Health Center
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837
E-mail: cao015@bucknell.edu 

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SPORTS MEDICINE
James R. Whitehead
401 West Michigan St.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
E-mail : jwhitehead@acsm.org

AMERICAN MEDICAL SOCIETY FOR SPORTS MEDICINE (AMSSM)
Marci Goolsby, MD
Women’s Sports Medicine Center
New York, New York
E-mail: mgoolsby@gmail.com

AMERICAN ORTHOPAEDIC SOCIETY FOR SPORTS MEDICINE (AOSSM)
Mark R. Hutchinson M.D.
Professor of Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine
835 South Wolcott Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60612-7342
E-mail : mhutch@uic.edu

AMERICAN PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION (APTA)
Barb Hoogenboom Ed.D., PT, SCS, ATC
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Program
Grand Valley State University
Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, Suite 200
301 Michigan Street, NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503-3314
E-mail : hoogenbb@gvsu.edu

CANADIAN ACADEMY OF SPORT AND EXERCISE MEDICINE
E. Laura Cruz M.Sc., M.D., CCFP, Dip. Sport Med.
Chair, Women’s Issues in Sports Medicine
LiveActive Sport Medicine Health and Performance
400 Kipling Ave

Toronto, Ontario M8V 3L1
E-mail : drlaura@liveactivesportmed.com

Margo Mountjoy M.D. CCFP, FCFP, Dip Sports Med.
Chair, FINA Sports Medical Committee

GROUP HEALTH BELLEVUE MEDICAL CLINIC
Rosemary Agostini, MD

Physician- Sports Medicine & Family Practice
Bellevue, WA, 98004
E-mail: agostini.r@ghc.org

HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY
Marci Goolsby, MD

Women’s Sports Medicine Center
New York, New York
E-mail: mgoolsby@gmail.com

INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC)

Barbara L. Drinkwater Ph.D.
P.O. Box 743
Vashon, Washington 98070
Email : bdrinkwater@comcast.com

Margo Mountjoy M.D. CCFP, FCFP, Dip Sports Med.
Chair, FINA Sports Medical Committee
IOC Medical Commission

Naama Constantini, MD
The Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center
P.O Box 12000
Jerusalem 91120, Israel
E-mail: naamacons@gmail.com

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
Madhu Misra, MD

Fritz Bradley Talbot and Nathan Bill Talbot Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology

Director, Pediatric Endocrine-Neuroendocrine-Sports Endocrine Research
Massachussetts General Hospital
Yawkey 6C
Boston, MA, USA
E-mail: Mmisra@partners.org

NATIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINERS’ ASSOCIATION (NATA)

Toni Torres-McGehee, PhD, ATC
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC, 29208
E-mail: torresmc@mailbox.sc.edu

OLYMPIAN
Diane Simpson-Bundy
1849 Winnetka Road
Northfield, Illinois 60093
847-446-7847
E-mail : dsimpson@simpsonnetwork.com

SPORT C.A.R.E WOMEN’S COLLEGE HOSPITAL
Julia M.K. Alleyne BHSc (PT), M.D., CCFP, Dip. Sports Med, FACSM
Medical Director, Sports Medicine Physician
Women’s College Hospital
76 Grenville Street
10th Floor West Wing
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1B2
E-mail: julia.alleyne@utoronto.ca
Website: http://www.womenscollegehospital.ca/

E. Laura Cruz M.SC., M.D., CCFP, Dip. Sport Med.
LiveActive Sport Medicine Health and Performance
400 Kipling Ave
Toronto, Ontario M8V 3L1
E-mail : drlaura@liveactivesportmed.com

U.C.L.A MEDICAL CENTER AND ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL
Aurelia Nattiv, M.D

Family and Sports Medicine Physician
1250 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Michelle Barrack, PhD, MS
Post-Doctoral Student
E-mail: michellebarrack@gmail.com

U.S. OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (USOC)
Nanna Meyer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Science
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO
E-mail: nmeyer2@uccs.edu




CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY
Kathleen (Katie) Pantano Ph.D., PT

Professor, Health Services, Department of Physical Therapy
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, Ohio
E-mail : k.pantano@csuohio.edu

D’YOUVILLE COLLEGE
Don Sabo, Ph.D.

Professor of Health Policy
Director, Center for Research on Physical Activity, Sport & Health
D’Youville College
320 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201
E-mail : gradres@yahoo.com

HADASSAH-HEBREW MEDICAL CENTER
Naama Constantini, MD

The Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center
P.O Box 12000
Jerusalem 91120, Israel
E-mail: naamacons@gmail.com

NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF SPORT SCIENCES
Jorunn Sundgot-Borgen, Sc.D

Professor, Department of Sports Medicine
E-mail: jorunn.sundgot-borgen@nih.no

OHIO UNIVERSITY
Anne B. Loucks Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Ohio University College of Arts and Sciences
053 Irvine Hall
Athens, Ohio 45701
E-mail : loucks@ohio.edu

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
Melinda Manore, PhD, RD, CSSD, FACSM

Professor, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences
College of Health and Human Sciences
Corvallis, OR 97331-5103
E-mail: melinda.manore@oregonstate.edu

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Mary Jane De Souza Ph.D., FACSM

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Physiology
Women’s Health and Exercise Laboratories
104 Noll Laboratory
University Park, PA 16802-6900
E-mail : mjd34@psu.edu

Nancy I. Williams, Sc.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Physiology
Women’s Health and Exercise Laboratories
108 Noll Laboratory
University Park, PA 16802-6900
E-mail : niw1@psu.edu

SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
Jeanne F. Nichols, PhD, FACSM

School of Exercise & Nutritional Sciences
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7251
E-mail: jeannebernhard@cox.net

TEXAS WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY
Charlotte (Barney) Sanborn, PhD

Texas Women’s University
Department of Exercise Physiology
PH 208A P.O Box 425647
Denton, TX 76204-5647
E-mail: Csanborn@twu.edu

UNIVERSITY OF AGDER
Monica Klungland Torstveit, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Public Health, Sport, and Nutrition
E-mail: monica.k.torstveit@uia.no

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
Connie Lebrun, MD

Director, Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic
E-05 Van Vliet Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, T6G 2H9
E-mail: clebrun@sports.ualberta.ca

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO
Carlin Senter, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Orthopaedics
San Francisco, CA 94121
E-mail: Carlin.Senter@ucsf.edu

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT COLORADO SPRINGS
Nanna Meyer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Science
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO
Email: nmeyer2@uccs.edu

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
Suzanne Hecht M.D.

Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota
Dept of Family Medicine & Community Health
Division of Sports Medicine
Team Physician; UM Athletic Department
2020 E. 28th St
Minneapolis, MN 55407
E-mail : Suzanne.hecht@gmail.com

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS MEDICAL CENTER
Mark R. Hutchinson M.D.

Professor of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Head Team Physician University of Illinois at Chicago
835 South Wolcott, 270MSB Chicago, Illinois 60612
E-mail : mhutch@uic.edu

UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN
Carol D. Rodgers, PhD

University of Saskatchewan
College of Kinesiology
87 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Canada, S7N 5B2
E-mail:Carol.Rodgers@usask.ca

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
Elizabeth Joy, MD, MPH

Clinical Instructor, Nutrition
Associate Professor
Department of Family and Preventative Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
E-mail:eajslc@aol.com

WOMEN’S SPORTS FOUNDATION
Don Sabo, Ph.D.
Research Director
Women’s Sports Foundation
Eisenhower Park
East Meadow, NY 11554

 

WOMEN’S SPORTS INTERNATIONAL
Barbara L. Drinkwater Ph.D.
P.O. Box 743
Vashon, Washington 98070
E-mail : bdrinkwater@comcast.net