Ashley Santo, Ph.D.


Ashley Santo, Ph.D.

Contact Info

Burdick Hall, 121 A
Tues 10-11am, 12:30-1:30pm
Thur 10-11am


Ph.D., Human Movement Science, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015

M.A., Athletic Training, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011

B.S., Athletic Training, Salisbury University, 2009

Areas of Expertise

Functional Anatomy
Sport-related Concussion

Select Publications

  • Santo AL, Lynall RC, Guskiewicz KM, and Mihalik JP. (2017). Clinical Utility of the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 3 (SCAT3) Tandem Gait Test in High School Athletes. Journal of Athletic Training. (Accepted February 16, 2017).
  • Littleton AC, Schmidt JD, Register-Mihalik JK, Gioia G,Waicus KM, Mihalik JP Guskiewicz KM. (2015). Effects of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Stimulant Medication on Concussion Symptom Reporting and Computerized Neurocognitive Test Performance. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology.
  • Littleton A, Guskiewicz K. (2013). Current concepts in sport concussion management: A multifaceted approach. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 2(4), 227-235.
  • Register-Mihalik JK, Littleton AC, Guskiewicz KG. (2013). Are divided attention paradigms useful in the assessment and management of sports-related concussion? Neuropsychology Review, 23(4), 300-313.
  • Harpham JA, Mihalik JP, Littleton AC, Frank BS, Guskiewicz KM (2013). The Effect of Visual and Sensory Performance on Head Impact Biomechanics in College Football Players. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 42(1), 1-10.
  • Littleton AC, Register-Mihalik JK, Guskiewicz KG. (2014). Test-retest reliability of a computerized concussion test: CNS Vital Signs. Sports Health.


  • Dr. Santo (previously Littleton)'s main research focus is the evaluation and treatment of sport-related concussion. Her current work aims to refine treatment and rehabilitation paradigms for high school and college athletes.


  • Dr. Santo is involved in the Maryland Athletic Trainers' Association and Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers' Association, primarily as a member of the Education and Research Committee.

Courses Taught 

  • KNES 217 Functional Anatomy of Exercise Science
  • KNES 311 Biomechanics 
  • ATTR 627 Evidence Based Assessment of the Head and Spine