Gregory D. Myer, PhD, FACSM, CSCS*D

Director of Research, Division of Sports Medicine

Director of Human Performance Laboratory, Division of Sports Medicine

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4366

Fax 513-636-6374


Over the past decade, Dr. Myer, PhD, has published more than 180 articles (including over 40 in 2013) in peer reviewed medical journals and has published books and several book chapters related to his research on the biomechanics of knee injury, sports performance and knee injury prevention training.

Dr. Myer has received numerous awards for his excellence in sports medicine research. Among those awards are The Clint Thompson Award for the development of ACL prevention strategies (2005, 2010); NCAA Research Award (2010); National Strength & Conditioning Association Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Specialist of the Year, the Association of Bone & Joint Surgeons Nicolas Andry Award, and Journal of Sports Physical Therapy Excellence in Clinical Inquiry Award. 

Dr. Myer is serving or has served as an investigator on several nationally funded grants focused on injury prevention and rehabilitation which have contributed multi-million research dollars in direct costs to his institution. He is a member of and lecturer to the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the National Athletic Training Association and serves as an invited lecturer to the and American Physical Therapy Association.

BA: Franklin College, Franklin, Indiana, 1996.

MS: Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1998.

PhD: Rocky Mountain University, Provo, Utah 2010.

Postdoc: Ohio State University (Sports Medicine, Physiology and Cell Biology).

Myer GD, Ford KR, Barber Foss KD, Rauh MJ, Paterno MV, Hewett TE. A predictive model to estimate knee abduction moment: Implications for development of clinically applicable patellofemoral pain screening tool in female athletes. J Athl Train. 2014. In Press.

Myer GD, Barber Foss KB, Gupta R, Hewett TE, Ittenbach RF. Analysis of Patient Reported Anterior Knee Pain Scale: Implications for Scale Development in Children and Adolescents. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc . 2014. In Press.

Myer GD, Smith D, Barber Foss KD, Dicesare CA, Kiefer AW, Kushner AM, Thomas SM, Sucharew H, Khoury JC. Rates of concussion are lower in national football league games played at higher altitudes. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014 Mar;44(3):164-72.

Myer GD, Ford KR, Di Stasi SL, Barber Foss KD, Micheli LJ, Hewett TE. High knee abduction moments are common risk factors for patellofemoral pain (PFP) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in girls: Is PFP itself a predictor for subsequent ACL injury? Br J Sports Med. 2014 Mar 31.

Myer GD, Heidt RS, Waits C, Finck S, Stanfield D, Posthumus M, Hewett TE. Sex comparison of familial predisposition to anterior cruciate ligament injury. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc . 2014 Feb;22(2):387-91.

Myer GD, Sugimoto D, Thomas S, Hewett TE. The influence of age on the effectiveness of neuromuscular training to reduce anterior cruciate ligament injury in female athletes: a meta-analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Jan;41(1):203-15.

Myer GD, Stroube BW, DiCesare CA, Brent JL, Ford KR, Heidt RS Jr, Hewett TE. Augmented feedback supports skill transfer and reduces high-risk injury landing mechanics: a double-blind, randomized controlled laboratory study. Am J Sports Med.2013 Mar;41(3):669-77.

Myer GD, Faigenbaum AD, Foss KB, Xu Y, Khoury J, Dolan LM, McCambridge TM, Hewett TE. Injury initiates unfavourable weight gain and obesity markers in youth. Br J Sports Med. 2013 May 14.

Myer GD, Faigenbaum AD, Stracciolini A, Hewett TE, Micheli LJ, Best TM. Exercise Deficit Disorder in Youth: A Paradigm Shift toward Disease Prevention and Comprehensive Care. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2013 Jul-Aug;12(4):248-55.

Myer GD, Martin L Jr, Ford KR, Paterno MV, Schmitt LC, Heidt RS Jr, Colosimo A, Hewett TE. No association of time from surgery with functional deficits in athletes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: evidence for objective return-to-sport criteria. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Oct;40(10):2256-63.