Timothy Hewett

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-4366

Fax: 513-636-6374


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Clinical Interests

Sports Injury Prevention and Advanced Athletic Development

Research Interests

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 College of Medicine and an associate professor in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. 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 The 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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Neuromuscular Intervention Targeted to Mechanisms of ACL Load in Female Athletes. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. 2008-2011. #1 R01 AR049735.

Multi-faceted Approach Modeling ACL Injury Mechanisms. Principal Investigator. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.  2009-2013. #R01 AR056259-01.