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Director of Research, Division of Sports Medicine

Director of SPORT Center and The Human Performance Laboratory

Professor, UC Department of PediatricsProfessor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery



Biography & Affiliation


Gregory D. Myer is the Director of Research of the SPORT Center and The Human Performance Laboratory in the Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He maintains his faculty professorship 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: 64; Google Scholar: 91; Total Citations:>31,000) related to his research on injury biomechanics, human performance, pediatric exercise science, preventative medicine and sensorimotor neuroscience.

Dr. Myer is a recognized leader in the field of injury prevention and human performance neuroscience and has received numerous awards for his excellence in research. These awards include the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine’s O’Donoghue Sports Injury Research Award (2005, 2015), 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 (2014, 2016). Dr. Myer has been recognized three times by the Clint Thompson Award for Clinical Advancement in Athletic Training (2005, 2010, and 2013). He has also been recognized with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Kappa Delta/OREF Clinical Research Award, British Journal of Sports Medicine Systematic Review Award, American Journal of Sports Medicine Systematic Review Award, and Sports Health Journal T. David Sisk Research Award. More recently Dr. Myer was the recipient of Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Outstanding Alumnus Award and Franklin College Distinguished Alumni Award as a doctoral- and undergraduate-degree recipient, 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

Professor, UC Department of PediatricsProfessor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery


Sports Medicine

Cincinnati Children's Blog

Protecting the Brain in Sport

BlogResearch and Discoveries

Protecting the Brain in Sport: Research Shows Promise

By Greg Myer, PhD10/15/2018

Why Strength Training Is Important For Young Athletes

BlogFitness and Nutrition

Why Strength Training Is Important For Young Athletes

By Greg Myer, PhD5/7/2018


BlogFitness and Nutrition

Concussions: It’s OK For Kids To Play Contact Sports

By Greg Myer, PhD3/8/2016


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).


A Novel Approach to Evaluate Brain Activation for Lower Extremity Motor Control. Grooms, DR; Diekfuss, JA; Ellis, JD; Yuan, W; Dudley, J; Foss, KD B; Thomas, S; Altaye, M; Haas, L; Williams, B; et al. Journal of Neuroimaging. 2019; July 2019:580-588.

Advancing anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention using real-time biofeedback for amplified sensorimotor integration. Bonnette, S; DiCesare, CA; Diekfuss, JA; Grooms, DR; MacPherson, RP; Riley, MA; Myer, GD. Journal of Athletic Training. 2019; 54:985-986.

Anterior cruciate ligament research retreat VIII summary statement: An update on injury risk identification and prevention across the anterior cruciate ligament injury continuum, march 14-16, 2019, Greensboro, NC. Shultz, SJ; Schmitz, RJ; Cameron, KL; Ford, KR; Grooms, DR; Lepley, LK; Myer, GD; Pietrosimone, B. Journal of Athletic Training. 2019; 54:970-984.

"What's my risk of sustaining an ACL injury while playing sports? " A systematic review with meta-analysis. Montalvo, AM; Schneider, DK; Yut, L; Webster, KE; Beynnon, B; Kocher, MS; Myer, GD. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2019; 53:1003-1012.

Sex and Maturation Differences in Performance of Functional Jumping and Landing Deficits in Youth Athletes. Fort-Vanmeerhaeghe, A; Benet, A; Mirada, S; Montalvo, AM; Myer, GD. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 2019; 28:606-613.

Lower Extremity Biomechanics Are Altered Across Maturation in Sport-Specialized Female Adolescent Athletes. DiCesare, CA; Montalvo, A; Foss, KD B; Thomas, SM; Ford, KR; Hewett, TE; Jayanthi, NA; Stracciolini, A; Bell, DR; Myer, GD. Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2019; 7.

Evidence-Based Best-Practice Guidelines for Preventing Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Young Female Athletes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Petushek, EJ; Sugimoto, D; Stoolmiller, M; Smith, G; Myer, GD. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2019; 47:1744-1753.

A Preventive Model for Hamstring Injuries in Professional Soccer: Learning Algorithms. Ayala, F; Lopez-Valenciano, A; Gamez Martin, JA; Croix, MD S; Vera-Garcia, FJ; del Pilar Garcia-Vaquero, M; Ruiz-Perez, I; Myer, GD. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 2019; 40:344-353.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Risk in Sport: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Injury Incidence by Sex and Sport Classification. Montalvo, AM; Schneider, DK; Webster, KE; Yut, L; Galloway, MT; Jr, HR S; Kaeding, CC; Kremcheck, TE; Magnussen, RA; Parikh, SN; et al. Journal of Athletic Training. 2019; 54:472-482.

Examining Motor Tasks of Differing Complexity After Concussion in Adolescents. Howell, DR; Myer, GD; Grooms, D; Diekfuss, J; Yuan, W; III, MW P. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2019; 100:613-619.