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

Director of Research, Division of Sports Medicine

Director of Human Performance Laboratory, Division of Sports Medicine

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Associate Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Phone 513-636-4366

Fax 513-636-6374


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

Read research highlights from the Human Performance Laboratory.

Gregory D. Myer, PhD, FACSM, CSCS*D is the Director of Research and The Human Performance Laboratory for the Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and maintains his primary faculty appointment in the departments of Pediatrics and Orthopaedic Surgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati.

Over the past decade, Dr. Myer has published over 240 articles 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 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). Over the past year 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 Medical Society for Sports Medicine Harry Galanty Young Investigator Award and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine O’Donoghue Sports Injury Research Award.

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 grants focused on injury prevention and rehabilitation which have contributed multi-million research dollars in direct costs to his institution. He serves as associate/section editor for multiple medical journals and 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. Dr. Myer is also currently serving as the Senior Research Advisor to the Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention at Boston Children’s Hospital and represents the United States on the Ireland Sports Surgery Clinic Research Foundation Scientific Advisory Board.

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).

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Carey JL, Wall EJ, Grimm NL, Ganley TJ, Edmonds EW, Anderson AF, Polousky JD, Murnaghan ML, Nissen CW, Weiss J, Lyon RM, Chambers HG, Wright RW, Heyworth BE, Peterson L, Myer GD, Shea KG. Novel Arthroscopic Classification of Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee: A Multicenter Reliability Study. Am J Sports Med. 2016. In Press.

Schneider DK, Grawe B, Magnussen RA, Ceasar A, Parikh SN, Wall EJ, Colosimo AJ, Kaeding CC, Myer GD. Outcomes After Isolated Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction for the Treatment of Recurrent Lateral Patellar Dislocations: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2016. In Press.

Bates NA, Nesbitt RJ, Shearn JT, Myer GD, Hewett TE. Relative Strain in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Medial Collateral Ligament During Simulated Jump Landing and Sidestep Cutting Tasks: Implications for Injury Risk. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Sep;43(9):2259-69.

Edwards NM, Myer GD, Kalkwarf HJ, Woo JG, Khoury PR, Hewett TE, Daniels SR. The effects of temperature, precipitation, and wind on physical activity in children: a longitudinal cohort study. Journal of Physical Activity & Health. 2015. In Press.

Hall R, Barber Foss K, Hewett TE, Myer GD. Sport specialization's association with an increased risk of developing anterior knee pain in adolescent female athletes. J Sport Rehabil. 2015; 24:31-5.

Kashikar-Zuck S, Tran ST, Barnett B, Bromberg MH, Strotman D, Sil S, Thomas ST, Joffe N, Ting TV, Myer GD. A qualitative examination of the feasibility, safety, and acceptability of a new combined cognitive-behavioral and neuromuscular training intervention for juvenile fibromyalgia. Clin J Pain. 2016 Jan;32(1):70-81.

Kiefer AW, Barber Foss KD, Reches A, Gadd B, Gordon M, Rushford K, Laufer I, Weiss MR, Myer GD. Brain network activation as a novel biomarker for the return-to-play pathway following sport-related brain injury. Front Neurol. 2015 Nov 20;6:243

Myer GD, Faigenbaum AD, Edwards NM, Clark JF, Best TM, Sallis RE. Sixty minutes of what? A developing brain perspective for activating children with an integrative exercise approach. Br J Sports Med. 2015 Mar;49(5):282-9

Stein CA, MacDougall R, Quatman-Yates CE, Myer GD, Sugimoto D, Dennison RJ, Meehan WP, 3rd. Young Athletes’ Concerns About Sport-Related Concussion: The Patient’s Perspective. Clin J Sport Med. 2015. In press.

Sugimoto D, Myer GD, Foss KD, Hewett TE. Specific exercise effects of preventive neuromuscular training intervention on anterior cruciate ligament injury risk reduction in young females: meta-analysis and subgroup analysis. Br J Sports Med. 2015 Mar;49(5):282-9.

Real-time Sensorimotor Feedback for Injury Prevention Assessed in Virtual Reality. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. 2016-2021. U01 AR067997-01A1.

Identification of Patellofemoral Pain Risk Factors Developed During Maturation.  Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. 2015-2017. R21 AR065068-01A1.

Randomized Clinical Trial of FIT Teens for Juvenile Fibromyalgia (JFM).  Co-Investigator. National Institutes of Health. 2015-2016. U34 AR067978-01.

Functional Outcomes Following Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction: A Pilot Study.  Co- Principle Investigator. University Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation. 2015-2016.

Multi-faceted Approach Modeling ACL Injury Mechanisms.  Site Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. 2013-2018. R01 AR056259-01.