• Peter Miller

Our Badger Inquiry on Sport (BIOS) initiative harnesses the power of the university, bringing top-level research and athletics together.

We use three strategies to elevate a world-leading research and athletics enterprise.

BIOS connects

We serve as a bridge, purposefully connecting athletics, research, and innovation at UW.

BIOS catalyzes

We catalyze research and innovation by matching the interests of Badger athletics with leading sports scholars and trailblazers.

BIOS communicates

In concert with the Wisconsin Idea, we share what we’ve learned from sports research and innovation. BIOS shares with the UW athletic department, the UW-Madison campus, the state of Wisconsin, and beyond in order to “grow the good” of the world in and through sports.


Spring 2022 BIOS Events


2/4, 12pm-1pm: UW Professor of Psychology, Dr. C. Shawn Green, "The Cognitive Neuroscience of eSports"; Student-Athlete Performance Center, Bennett Hall C/D


2/11, TBD: Ball State University Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Dr. Nick Elam, "Elam Ending: From Concept to the Court" (Joining us virtually); Student-Athlete Performance Center, Bennett Hall C/D


2/18, 12pm-1pm: UW Director of Meditation Training, Chad McGehee, "Meditation Training: Training the Mind for Performance and Well-Being"; Student-Athlete Performance Center, Bennett Hall C/D


2/25, 12pm-1pm: UW Professor of Chemistry and Biomolecular Chemistry, Dr. Josh Coon, "Real-time health monitoring through urine metabolomics"; Student-Athlete Performance Center, Bennett Hall C/D


3/4, 10am-11am: UW PhD Candidate, Mayrena Isamar Hernandez, "The Impact of the Social Determinants of Health on Athletic Health Care"; Student-Athlete Performance Center, Bennett Hall C/D


March (date and time TBD): Men's Basketball Tournament Event


3/25, 12pm-1pm: UW Distinguished Scientist, Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedics, Dr. Tim McGuine; Student-Athlete Performance Center, Bennett Hall C/D


4/1, 12pm-1pm: UW Orthopedics Professor, Dr. Bryan Heiderscheit, "Badger Athletic Performance: An Integrated Program for Advancing Sports Medicine, Sports Science and the Student-Athlete"; Student-Athlete Performance Center, Bennett Hall C/D


4/8, 12pm-1pm: UW Associate Professor of Orthopedics, Dr. Alison Brooks, "Purposeful Heading in Youth Soccer: A new paradigm for brain injury detection"; Student-Athlete Performance Center, Bennett Hall C/D


4/15, 12pm-1pm: UW Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, Dr. Daniel G. Cobian, "Facilitating a Successful Return to Sport after ACL Reconstruction with Individualized Analysis of Neuromuscular Dysfunction and Lower Extremity Biomechanics"; Student-Athlete Performance Center, Bennett Hall C/D


4/29, 12pm-1pm: UW Assistant Professor of Nursing, Dr. Traci Snedden, "Assessing and supporting post-concussion academic challenges in the student-athlete"; Student-Athlete Performance Center, Bennett Hall C/D


May (date and time TBD): Coaching Symposium hosted at Wisconsin Athletics


June/July (date and time TBD): Coaching Symposium hosted in Green Bay


Do you have ideas for future BIOS speakers or topics? Contact Maria Dehnert.