M. Alison Brooks

M. Alison Brooks, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
621 Science Drive
UWMFCB - 6171
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 890-9113


  • Bachelor of Science
    University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 1995
  • Medical Doctorate
    University of Tennessee-Memphis, Memphis, TN, 2000
  • Internship
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2000-2001
  • Residency
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2001-2003
  • Research Fellowship
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Seattle, WA, 2004-2006
  • Fellowship
    University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 2006-2008

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics Sports Medicine

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Brooks specializes in pediatric and adolescent primary care sports medicine. She is board certified in pediatrics and fellowship-trained in sports medicine. Dr. Brooks provides medical coverage for Badger women's ice hockey and men's soccer. Her special interests include growth plate injuries, stress fractures, and bone health in children and adolescents in addition to medical and musculoskeletal problems in cyclists and other endurance athletes.

Professional Activities

  • Team Physician, University of Wisconsin Athletics
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • Member, American College of Sports Medicine
  • K12 BIRCWH Research Scholar

Research Interests

Dr. Brooks's research interests include achieving optimal bone health in athletes of all ages and the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries in pediatric and adolescent athletes.

Active Grants


Acute Effects & Recovery After Concussion in Athletes: A Quantitative Brain Electrical Activity Study Using Brainscope

Funding Source: AMSSM Foundation Research Grant
The goal of this award to utilize innovative EEG techniques and standardized testing to better understand,both clinically and neurophysiologically, the acute effects and recovery from sports-related concussion.

Lower Extremity Sports-Related Injury Prevention in Rural Junior High & High School Female Athletes

Funding Source: Wisconsin Partnership Program - Community-Academic Partnership Fund Development Grant (PI: Thein-Nissenbaum)
The goal of this pilot initiative is to determine if implementation of an at-home, DVD-based sports-related lower extremity injury prevention program for rural female high school athletes is feasible.
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