• Research Faculty

  • A photo of Nicholas Edwards.

    Nicholas M. Edwards, MD, MPH

    has led research projects on the relationship between physical activity and cardiovascular health in youth, physical activity tracking in young children, and fitness testing in children. He is involved in projects related to sudden death in athletes and exercise interventions for obese youth.


    A photo of Paul Gubanich.

    Paul J. Gubanich, MD, MPH Fellowship Director, Division of Sports Medicine

    has significant research interests in the diagnosis and management of sports concussion. He also participates in studies promoting positive health behavior and injury prevention.


    A photo of Timothy E. Hewett.

    Timothy E. Hewett, PhD

    uses EBM datasets to determine which athletes are at increased risk for ACL injuries. Then prevents them using RCT designs to determine which interventions decrease risk for ACL injuries in large cohort populations. With two-pronged, dual preventative measures uses EBM datasets and RCT designs to determine which interventions are most efficacious in specific athletes, both individuals and groups, that are at increased risk for ACL injuries.


    A photo of Kelsey Logan.

    Kelsey Logan, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACP Director, Division of Sports Medicine

    is a sports medicine physician who has interests in concussion and female athlete research. Specifically, she is studying imaging in concussion and influences on bone health in female runners.


    A photo of Gregory Myer.

    Gregory D. Myer, PhD, FACSM, CSCS*D Director of Research, Division of Sports Medicine

    is the director of research for the Division of Sports Medicine. Dr. Myer has published more than 110 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and has published a book and several book chapters related to his research on the biomechanics of knee injury, sports performance and knee injury prevention training. Dr. Myer’s primary research interests reside in the fields of biomechanics and injury prevention in sport and pediatric exercise science and he maintains expertise and interest in the statistical development and utilization of lower-extremity clinical prediction tools aimed to foster improved treatment/prevention pathways for knee injury.


    A photo of Mark Paterno.

    Mark V. Paterno, PT, PhD, MBA, SCS, ATC Coordinator, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    investigates the outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in the knee. His current study focuses on the identification of the incidence of second ACL injury after ACL reconstruction as well as the identification of biomechanical and neuromuscular risk factors which predict future injury or success after return to sport. In addition, Dr. Paterno's research interests include the assessment of clinical outcomes following injury in pediatric and adolescent athletes, as well as the development of targeted rehabilitation interventions to optimize return to sports in these populations. Dr. Paterno's projects have received funding from NFL Charities and his work was the recent recipient of the American Orthopaedic Society in Sports Medicine's NCAA Research Award.


    A photo of Katie Quatman-Yates.

    Catherine C. Quatman-Yates, PT, DPT, PhD Physical Therapist III, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    is a clinician-researcher in the physical therapy and sports medicine divisions. Her primary research efforts target the optimization of evaluation and rehabilitation for youth following a concussion. Secondary interests include the use of complexity analyses for advancing risk profiling and identifying pathological signatures in physiologic signals (e.g., center-of-pressure trajectories after concussion).


    A photo of Gregory Walker.

    Gregory Walker, MD, FAAP

    is a primary care sports medicine physician who has clinical research interests in physical inactivity in youth and concussion. He has been an advocate of pediatric exercise promotion throughout his academic career. His physical inactivity research has centered on discerning the barriers to physician-led diagnosis of physical inactivity in youth. His concussion interests include linking optics to potential concussion treatment.