Dr. DeJong Lempke has previously taught courses for kinesiology and non-kinesiology undergraduate students in topics such as nutrition and emergency medical care for 4 years, and delivered guest lectures regarding wearable technology uses in a sports science lens. In 2021, she received the School of Education and Human Development Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award at the University of Virginia. In addition to her teaching background, Dr. DeJong Lempke has conducted sports science research to examine factors contributing to the development of chronic running-related musculoskeletal injuries. She leverages wearable sport technologies to measure outdoor movement patterns as they relate to injury, and portable ultrasound technologies to examine musculotendinous health among runners.
Dr. DeJong Lempke was selected to receive the 2023 Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine National Athletic Trainer Achievement Award. She received the award during the 2023 Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Conference in Denver, Colorado, on Saturday, February 4, 2023.