Medical Advisory Board

Lauren White, AT

Lauren White is the head athletic trainer for Taylor High School. A Cincinnati native and 2008 McAuley High School graduate, Lauren received her bachelors degree in Athletic Training from THE Ohio State University in 2013.  While at OSU, she worked with several Buckeye teams including men’s volleyball, women’s lacrosse, and football.  She spent extensive time with The Ohio State Football program during their 2010, 2011, and 2012 seasons. After graduating, Lauren returned home and worked as the head athletic trainer at Finneytown High School for one year before beginning her tenure at Taylor High School in the summer of 2014.  Since July of 2021 – all student athletes in grades 9-12, all coaches, and all school teachers/support staff K-12 have been taking part in Take 10 Cincinnati trainings at the start of each year/before each sports season.  In October 2023, Lauren received the Lifesaver Award from the MMJ Foundation.

Bret Betz, MD

Bret Betz, MD is a physician specializing in orthopedics and sports medicine as well as emergency medicine. He is an associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Betz currently serves as a team physician for the Cincinnati Bengals, local Cincinnati high schools and is on the medical planning committee of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon. He has a passion for teaching emergency sideline management and for improving sideline medical care for all athletes.

Robert Mangine, PT, ATC

Bob Mangine returned to Cincinnati in 2002 and currently serves as the Senior Associate Athletics Director and Physical Therapy Residence Director.  His current role includes serving as the head trainer for men’s basketball, which he began in 2017, and men’s golf.

Bob Mangine’s extensive experience in the field of athletic training makes him well-suited to recognize and treat injuries as well as advise on their prevention. He supervises a program that addresses the health and well-being of the Bearcats on a year-round basis by drawing from over four decades of experience in sports medicine.

A 25-year award recipient of the National Athletic Trainers Association, he was the head athletic trainer for the aquatic teams at the 1996 Olympics, and the Goodwill Games of 1986, 1990 and 1998. He is a charter member of the Sports Physical Therapy Section Hall of Fame and the Covington Catholic (Ky.) High School Athletics Hall of Fame.

Meredith Loveless, MD

Dr. Loveless’s daughter is a cardiac survivor experiencing her first cardiac event at the age of 13 years old.  She practiced pediatric and adolescent gynecology for 15 years before going into policy work with the Medicare program. She and her daughter have become advocates for heart focusing on emergency response plans, CPR training, AED in schools and heart screening. They have worked in the state of Kentucky and at the National level for policy to make these changes and keep our kids safe in sports and schools.

Jason McMullan, MD

Dr. Jason McMullan, MD is an emergency medicine specialist in Cincinnati, OH and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina in 2004. He is affiliated with the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and has been in practice for more than 20 years.