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by Mary Tjotjos

Dr. Andrew Jagim, Director of Sport Medicine Research for the Mayo Clinic

Dr. Jagim is currently the Director of Sport Medicine Research for the Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin and an Associate Professor of Family Medicine. Andrew earned his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Exercise Science at the University of North Dakota and later completed a Master’s degree in Human Performance at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. He went on to complete his PhD in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology at Texas A&M University, working in the Exercise and Sport Nutrition Lab. 

His primary research area focuses on the nutritional requirements, knowledge and intake of athletes and the ensuing relationships between performance and health. Dr. Jagim also studies the physiological demands of various sports and how they pertain to injury, recovery status and performance. He also has a focused interest on the safety and efficacy of dietary supplements. This work has led to several publications in peer reviewed journals and presentations at multiple national conference events. He is currently investigating the prevalence of low energy availability in collegiate athletes in addition to examining the impact of nutritional supplementation on recovery following surgery.

Andrew is also a certified strength & conditioning specialist with distinction through the National Strength & Conditioning Association and a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition. In addition to his time spent with research, Andrew has worked as a personal trainer and a sports nutrition consultant for a variety of clients and athletes. He currently sees patients looking for guidance regarding sports nutrition and training strategies in the Sports Medicine Department for Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, WI.