Warrior Research Center

Maximizing Readiness Through Improved Health and Performance

Warrior Research Center

Auburn University School of Kinesiology
Auburn, Alabama

About Us

Tactical Athlete Summit

EVENTS: Tactical Athlete Human Factors Summit

MISSION: Assist the United States Armed Forces to maximize readiness through improved Warrior health and wellness, improved physical and technical performance, and innovative vehicles and equipment in order to fight and win in a complex world.

OBJECTIVES: Serve as a center of collaboration between researchers, the Military, and tactical athletes to further the development and implementation of new knowledge in human factors. Work to improve performance, resiliency, and health and wellness while providing leadership through research, education, training, and implementation of new knowledge in order to better serve our Warriors, Veterans, tactical athletes, families, and the community.




  • Research

    Read about our current and past projects and research expertise.

  • Resources

    Learn about our capabilities, facilities, and research laboratories.

  • Collaborations

    See people, departments, and institutions that we work with. Work with us!

  • Education and Outreach
    Education and Outreach

    We serve over 60,000 warfighters and athletes annually. We can serve you.

  • People

    Read about our Advisory Board, associated researchers, and students.

  • Opportunities

    Get involved with WRC: graduate fellowships, internships, and job openings.

Contact Us

The Warrior Research Center is located at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.

Tactical Athlete Summit

JoEllen Sefton, Ph.D., ATC

Director of the WRC & Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology.

Neuromechanics Laboratory

Neuromuscular & physiological effects of orthopaedic injury and prevention.

Tactical Athlete Human Factors Summit

Conference on military health, technology, & innovation.


View publications by JoEllen Sefton, Ph.D., ATC on ResearchGate.