Timothy E. Hewett, PhD

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4366

Fax 513-636-6374

Email tim.hewett@cchmc.org


Sports injury prevention; advanced athletic development


Muscle physiology

Timothy E. Hewett, PhD, is the director of the Sports Medicine Biodynamics Center at Children's Hospital Research Foundation. He is a professor in pediatrics and orthopaedic surgery in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and an associate professor in rehabilitation sciences at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center within the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Hewett is best known for his work in the area of the prevention of knee injuries in female athletes.

Dr. Hewett possesses a doctorate in physiology and biophysics and postdoctoral training in molecular biology. His research interests range from the molecular alteration of muscle contraction to the development of new methods for injury prevention and athletic development.

Dr. Hewett has lectured and published on the topic of dynamic neuromuscular joint control strategies and their use for preventing knee injuries across the country, from Harvard University to the University of Florida. He has been a keynote speaker at Mayo Clinic and Kentucky Sports Medicine and a visiting professor at Texas Tech University.

Dr. Hewett's work has been featured by the news media across the country, from the front page of the New York Times to Good Morning America. He has published over sixty of his research articles in medical journals, and his research has received numerous awards, including the Excellence in Research and Odonohue Awards from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Young Investigator Award from the American Heart Association and The Research to Reality Award from the Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association.

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Myer GD, Ford KR, Hewett TE. New method to identify athletes at high risk of ACL injury using clinic-based measurements and freeware computer analysis. Br J Sports Med. 2010 Nov 16.

Quatman CE, Quatman-Yates CC, Hewett TE. A 'plane' explanation of anterior cruciate ligament injury mechanisms: a systematic review. Sports Med. 2010 Sep 1;40(9):729-46.

Filipa A, Byrnes R, Paterno MV, Myer GD, Hewett TE. Neuromuscular training improves performance on the star excursion balance test in young female athletes. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2010 Sep;40(9):551-8.

Paterno MV, Schmitt LC, Ford KR, Rauh MJ, Myer GD, Huang B, Hewett TE. Biomechanical measures during landing and postural stability predict second anterior cruciate ligament injury after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and return to sport. Am J Sports Med. 2010 Oct;38(10):1968-78.

Myer GD, Ford KR, Khoury J, Succop P, Hewett TE. Development and validation of a clinic-based prediction tool to identify female athletes at high risk for anterior cruciate ligament injury. Am J Sports Med. 2010 Oct;38(10):2025-33.

Myer GD, Ford KR, Khoury J, Succop P, Hewett TE. Biomechanics laboratory-based prediction algorithm to identify female athletes with high knee loads that increase risk of ACL injury. Br J Sports Med. 2010 Jun 17.

Myer GD, Ford KR, Khoury J, Succop P, Hewett TE. Clinical correlates to laboratory measures for use in non-contact anterior cruciate ligament injury risk prediction algorithm. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2010 Aug;25(7):693-9.

Ford KR, Myer GD, Hewett TE. Longitudinal effects of maturation on lower extremity joint stiffness in adolescent athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2010 Sep;38(9):1829-37.

Myer GD, Ford KR, Barber Foss KD, Goodman A, Ceasar A, Rauh MJ, Divine JG, Hewett TE. The incidence and potential pathomechanics of patellofemoral pain in female athletes. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2010 Aug;25(7):700-7.

Ford KR, Shapiro R, Myer GD, Van Den Bogert AJ, Hewett TE. Longitudinal sex differences during landing in knee abduction in young athletes. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010 Oct;42(10):1923-31.