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Director of Research, Division of Sports Medicine

Director of SPORT Center and The Human Performance Laboratory

Associate Professor, UC Department of PediatricsAssociate Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery



Biography & Affiliation


Gregory D. Myer is the Director of Research, SPORT Center and The Human Performance Laboratory for the Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He maintains primary faculty appointment in the departments of Pediatrics and Orthopaedic Surgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Myer has published over 350 medical manuscripts (h-Index Scopus: 62; Google Scholar: 87; Total Citations:>29,000) and has published books and several book chapters related to his research on the injury biomechanics, human performance, pediatric exercise science, preventative medicine and sensorimotor neuroscience.

Dr. Myer is a recognized leader in the field injury prevention and human performance neuroscience and has received numerous awards for his excellence in research. Among those awards are the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine’s O’Donoghue Sports Injury Research Award (2005, 2015) and The NCAA Research Award (2010), National Strength & Conditioning Association Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Specialist of the Year (2011), the Association of Bone & Joint Surgeons Nicolas Andry Award (2012), and the George J. Davies - James A. Gould Excellence in Clinical Inquiry Award Excellence in Clinical Inquiry Award (2014, 2016). Dr. Myer has been recognized three times by the Clint Thompson Award for Clinical Advancement in Athletic Training (2005, 2010, and 2013). Greg has been recognized for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Kappa Delta/OREF Clinical Research Award, British Journal of Sports Medicine Systematic Review Award, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine O’Donoghue Sports Injury Research Award, American Journal of Sports Medicine Systematic Review Award, and Sports Health Journal T. David Sisk Research Award. More recently Greg has also been the recipient of Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Outstanding Alumnus Award and Franklin College Distinguished Alumni Award where he received his doctoral and undergraduate degrees, respectively.

Dr. Myer is currently certified with Distinction by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has been designated as a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Myer is serving or has served as an investigator on several nationally funded medical and industry sponsored grants that have contributed multi-million research dollars to his institution. He serves as standing study section reviewer for the National Institutes of Health and as associate/section editor for multiple medical journals.

Research Interests

Injury biomechanics; human performance; pediatric exercise science; preventative medicine; sensorimotor neuroscience.

Read research highlights from the Human Performance Laboratory.

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of PediatricsAssociate Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery


Sports Medicine


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).


Barber Foss KD, Yuan W, Diekfuss JA, Leach J, Meehan W, DiCesare CA, Solomon G, Schneider DK, MacDonald J, Dudley J, Cortes N, Galloway R, Halstead M, Walker G, Myer GD. Relative head impact exposure and brain white matter alterations after a single season of competitive football: A pilot comparison of youth versus high school football. Clin J Sport Med. 2019.

Bonnette S, DiCesare CA, Kiefer AW, Riley MA, Barber Foss KD, Thomas S, Kitchen K, Diekfuss JA, Myer GD. Injury Risk Factors Integrated Into Self-Guided Real-Time Biofeedback Improves High-Risk Biomechanics. J Sport Rehabil. 2019 Jan 30:1-9.

DiCesare C, Bonnette S, Myer GD, Kiefer A. Differentiating Successful and Unsuccessful Single-leg Drop Landing Performance Using Uncontrolled Manifold Analysis. Motor Control. 2019.

DiCesare CA, Kiefer AW, Bonnette S, Myer GD. High-Risk Lower-Extremity Biomechanics Evaluated in Simulated Soccer-Specific Virtual Environments. J Sport Rehabil. 2019 Jun 13.

DiCesare C, Montalvo A, Barber Foss K, Thomas S, Hewett T, Jayanthi N, Myer GD. Sport specialization elicits coordination differences from multi-sport adolescent female basketball, soccer, and volleyball athletes. J Athl Train. 2019.

DiCesare CA, Montalvo A, Barber Foss KD, Thomas SM, Hewett TE, Jayanthi N, Stracciolini A, Bell DR, Myer GD. Lower Extremity Biomechanics are Altered Across Maturation in Sport-Specialized Female Adolescent Athletes. Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2019.

Diekfuss JA, grooms DR, Nissen KS, Schneider DK, Barber Foss KD, Thomas S, Bonnette S, Dudley JA, Yuan W, Reddington DL, Ellis JD, Leach J, Gordon M, Lindsey C, Rushford K, Shaffer C, Myer GD. Alterations in knee sensorimotor brain functional connectivity contributes to ACL injury in male high-school football players: A prospective neuroimaging analysis. Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy. 2019.

Dobbs IJ, Oliver J, Wong M, Moore I, Myer GD, Lloyd RS. The effects of a 4-week neuromuscular training program on movement competency during the back-squat assessment in pre-and post-peak height velocity male athletes. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 2019.

Fort-Vanmeerhaeghe A, Benet A, Mirada S, Montalvo AM, Myer GD. Sex and Maturation Differences in Performance of Functional Jumping and Landing Deficits in Youth Athletes. J Sport Rehabil. 2019 Feb 14:1-8.

Grooms DR, Diekfuss JA, Ellis JD, Yuan W, Dudley JA, Barber Foss KD, Thomas S, Altaye M, Haas L, Williams B, Lanier JM, Bridgewater K, Myer GD. A novel approach to evaluate brain activation for lower extremity motor control. J Neuroimaging. 2019.