About James R Clugston
James R. Clugston is an accomplished leader in academic research and medicine. Dr. Clugston graduated from medical school at the University of Florida, completed his residency in family medicine at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, and completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the Notre Dame Sports Medicine Fellowship in South Bend, Indiana.
Dr. Clugston currently serves as a clinical associate professor in the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, as a physician at the Student Health Care Center, as a team physician for the University of Florida Athletic Association, as the director of Sports Medicine and Acute Care at Student Health, and as the program director of the UF Sports Medicine Fellowship – a fellowship which he founded in 2007. In January of 2017, he was awarded a joint appointment as clinical associate professor in the Department of Neurology.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Clugston is also heavily involved in various sports- and concussion-related research projects. He is currently working on multiple projects as principal investigator. Dr. Clugston serves as a peer reviewer for several prominent sports medicine journals and he himself has numerous peer-reviewed publications. He serves on the NCAA Concussion Safety Advisory Group, the NCAA COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group, the SEC Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force, the Autonomy 5 Medical Advisory Group and is a nationally recognized speaker and presenter in the field of sports medicine.
Family MedicineAmerican Board of Family Medicine
Sports MedicineAmerican Board of Family Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Heat emergencies
- Muscle aches
- Muscle strain treatment
- Nutrition and athletic performance
- Preventive health care
Principal Investigator: A prospective study of biomarkers associated with sports induced concussions in college student athletes
Consortium Investigator: NCAA-DoD Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium
Principal Investigator: University of Florida Athletic Association Concussion Databank
Principal Investigator: University of Florida Student Health Care Center Concussion Databank
- Sports Concussion