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Cynthia WrightCynthia Wright

Associate Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.3244
Fax: 509.777.4943
Office Location: Robinson Science Hall 108


  • Ph.D, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • M.Ed, Texas State University San-Marcos
  • B.A., Whitworth College

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

  • Research on the mechanisms and treatment of chronic ankle instability, including lower extremity biomechanics during physical activity
  • Research using patient oriented outcomes measures to assess disease status and treatment efficacy 
  • Clinical acute care of athletic injuries
  • Clinical experience as a volunteer medical Spanish translator

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Selected Publications:

Selected Presentations:

  • Wright CJ, Linens SW, Cain MS. "Patient-reported efficacy 6 months after a 4-week rehabilitation intervention in individuals with chronic ankle instability." Oral presentation at the 6th International Ankle Symposium, Dublin, Ireland, October 2015.
  • Abbey BL, Kirkpatrick CM, Wright CJ. "Nutritional Knowledge of NCAA Division III Football Players." Poster Presentation for the 2015 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, San Diego, Calif. Published Abstract: Med Sci Sports Exerc 2015: 47(5S):107.
  • Wright CJ. "Using EBP in Diagnosis and Treatment" presented at the Northwest Athletic Trainer's Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium in Spokane, Washington on March 28, 2015.  

Selected Honors

  • Pennsylvania Athletic Trainer’s Association Research Grant recipient (2012)
  • Doctoral Poster Finalist, NATA Research & Education Foundation Free Communication, (2011)
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education, (2011)
  • NATA Research and Education Foundation Doctoral Scholarship, (2009)
  • NCAA Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics, (2005)
  • NATA Research and Education Foundation Graduate Scholarship (2005)
  • Bill Robertson Graduate Scholarship, NATA District 10 (2005)