Karen McAvoy is a licensed clinical psychologist and the director of the Center for Concussion at the Rocky Mountain Youth Sports Medicine Institute. Nationally recognized for her work on pediatric concussion, she is dedicated to reducing the impact of head injury on children's lives. Dr. McAvoy has more than 20 years of experience both as a clinical psychologist and as a school psychologist. Before joining RMYSMI, Dr. McAvoy was the Coordinator of Mental Health Services and Brain Injury Services for Cherry Creek School District. From 2004 to 2007, Dr. McAvoy was the clinical manager on a CDC study of concussion in high school athletes. Following that study, Dr. McAvoy authored REAP - a community-based concussion management program for families, schools and medical professionals. In partnership with HealthONE Emergency Departments, REAP provides communities with an immediate and comprehensive concussion management protocol. During "down time," Dr. McAvoy likes to run, to bike, kayak, knit and enjoy the Rocky Mountains.