Gretchen Schlabach, PhD, ATC Expert Witness

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  • Company: The Rehberg Konin Group
  • Phone: 888-444-8754
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine

Specialty Focus:

professional ethics in health care, adjudication, disciplinary actions


PhD, University of Maryland; MS, Indiana University; BS, Ithaca College

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

Dr. Schlabach is one of the foremost authorities on topics that advance the understanding of professional responsibility, specifically, legal, ethical, values, values-based-behavior, and regulatory dimensions of interprofessional health care practice through the integration of law, professional regulation, shared professional values, bioethical principles, codes of ethics, moral theory and responsible reasoning. Dr. Schlabach is Professor Emeritus from Northern Illinois University where she served as a Professor and Program Director of athletic training. She is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Doctor of Athletic Training Program at Florida International University and an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Master of Science degree in Athletic Training at Old Dominion University. For the past twenty years, Dr. Schlabach’s professional scholarship and service has been in the area of professional ethics, values, and responsibility in athletic training. In fall 2020, the second edition of her academic text, Professional Ethics in Athletic Training, Practicing with Integrity; Leading with integrity, which she co-authored, was published. Currently, Dr. Schlabach is the founding chair of the inaugural National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Professional Responsibility in Athletic Training (PRAT) Committee, where she engaged in innovative research to identify the shared professional values among NATA members. Dr. Schlabach has been able to apply her passion for professional ethics while serving as the NATA Chair for the Committee on Professional Ethics (2006-2013). Dr. Schlabach is a 2020 inductee to the Ithaca College Athletics Hall of Fame. In 2019, she was inducted into the prestigious National Athletic Trainers’ Hall of Fame. Additional professional recognitions include the NATA Athletic Training Service Award, Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award, and the Gail Weldon Award of Excellence.