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

Director of Research, Division of Sports Medicine

Director of SPORT Center and The Human Performance Laboratory

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Associate Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Phone 513-803-4878

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. Dr. Myer has published over 300 articles in peer reviewed medical journals 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 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). 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 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 grants that 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).

View PubMed Publications.

Foss KDB, Thomas S, Khoury JC, Myer GD, Hewett TE. A School-Based Neuromuscular Training Program and Sport-Related Injury Incidence: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. J Athl Train. 2018 Jan;53(1):20-28.

Bates NA, Nesbitt RJ, Shearn JT, Myer GD, Hewett TE. The influence of internal and external tibial rotation offsets on knee joint and ligament biomechanics during simulated athletic tasks. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2018 Feb;52:109-116.

Kiefer AW, Pincus D, Richardson MJ, Myer GD. Virtual Reality As a Training Tool to Treat Physical Inactivity in Children. Front Public Health. 2017 Dec 20;5:349.

Yuan W, Dudley J, Barber-Foss K, Ellis JD, Thomas S, Galloway RT, DiCesare C, Leach J, Adams J, Maloney T, Gadd B, Smith D, Epstein J, Grooms DR, Logan K, Howell DR, Altaye M, Myer GD. Mild jugular compression collar ameliorated changes in brain activation of working memory after one soccer season in female high school athletes. J Neurotrauma. 2018 Jan 15.

Dorrel B, Long T, Shaffer S, Myer GD. The Functional Movement Screen as a Predictor of Injury in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Athletes. J Athl Train. 2018 Jan;53(1):29-34.

Read PJ, Oliver JL, De Ste Croix MBA, Myer GD, Lloyd RS. A prospective investigation to evaluate risk factors for lower extremity injury risk in male youth soccer players. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2018 Mar;28(3):1244-1251.

Yuan W, Barber Foss KD, Thomas S, DiCesare CA, Dudley JA, Kitchen K, Gadd B, Leach JL, Smith D, Altaye M, Gubanich P, Galloway RT, McCrory P, Bailes JE, Mannix R, Meehan WP 3rd, Myer GD. White matter alterations over the course of two consecutive high-school football seasons and the effect of a jugular compression collar: A preliminary longitudinal diffusion tensor imaging study. Hum Brain Mapp. 2018 Jan;39(1):491-508.

Lopes TJA, Simic M, Myer GD, Ford KR, Hewett TE, Pappas E. The Effects of Injury Prevention Programs on the Biomechanics of Landing Tasks: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis.
Am J Sports Med. 2017 Jul 1.

Cortes N, Lincoln AE, Myer GD, Hepburn L, Higgins M, Putukian M, Caswell SV. Video Analysis Verification of Head Impact Events Measured by Wearable Sensors. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Aug;45(10).

Webster KE, Feller JA, Whitehead TS, Myer GD, Merory PB. Return to Sport in the Younger Patient With Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Orthop J Sports Med. 2017 Apr 25;5(4).

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

Prospective Model of Brain Plasticity Associated with Musculoskeletal Trauma and Sensorimotor Training. Co-Principal Investigator. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Research Innovation Funding. 2017-2018.

Multi-faceted Approach Modeling ACL Injury Mechanisms. Site Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. 2015-2018. R01 AR056259-01.