Leah Cox Thomas

Leah Cox Thomas


Leah Cox Thomas is a research specialist in the area of sports injury research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Exercise and Sport Science Department. She coordinates and assists with various research projects sponsored through the Center for the Study of Retired Athletes (CSRA), the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research (NCCSIR), and the Matthew Gfeller Sports Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center.  She also serves as the assistant program manager for the UNC Brain and Body Health Program, which provides clinical services to retired professional football players. Leah completed her undergraduate degree in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington and her master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her areas of research interest include long-term tracking of sports injuries and fatalities, maximizing quality-of-life outcomes, and utilizing recreation and leisure activities as a treatment modality for varying disability populations, including former collegiate and professional athletes. 


CRCC e-UNIVERSITY courses developed and taught by Ms. Thomas:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury, Vocational Rehabilitation, Recreation, and Leisure


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