Dr. Yeargin is an Assistant Professor in the Physical Education and Athletic Training Department at the University of South Carolina. An expert on child and adolescent hydration and heat illness, she is the author or co-author of twenty-five peer-reviewed journal articles, and has made over 20 professional presentations at the local, national, and international level on thermoregulation and hydration behaviors.
Dr. Yeargin is a member on NATA's Pronouncement's Committee. She was a NATA member on the Inter-Association Task Force which developed pre-season heat acclimatization guidelines for high school football, and has athletic training experience at the high school and Division I collegiate level in football, soccer, swimming and diving, cross-country, and as a volunteer on the medical staff at several marathons.
In addition to the NATA, Dr. Yeargin is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. She received her B.S. in Athletic Training from James Madison, M.S. in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Florida, and PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Connecticut.