• 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 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

    Greg’s primary research interests reside in the fields of injury biomechanics, human physiology and performance, pediatric exercise science, and sensorimotor neuroscience. The goal of his research is to determine the underpinnings of injury and disease in order to translate exercise modalities to treat and prevent the associated morbidities in children and adolescents. Read research highlights from the Human Performance Laboratory.


    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 Catherine 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.