Lindsay DiStefano, Ph.D., ATC, FNATA
Dr. Lindsay DiStefano is extremely active with conducting research to determine the best strategies to promote physical literacy and reduce the risk of youth sports-related injuries, such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, in children. Dr. DiStefano has published numerous research papers and presented nationally and internationally. She is currently engaged with major research studies to identify best practices for implementation and dissemination of interventions to improve safe physical activity participation and ensure proper development of physical literacy in children.
Laurie Devaney, Ph.D., P.T., OCS, ATC, FAAOMPT
Dr. Devaney’s primary interest is prevention and management of upper quarter injuries in overhead athletes with a focus on the relationship between spine impairments and the development of throwing-related shoulder and elbow injuries. Additionally, she continues to work on validation of clinical measures of posture and cervical mobility in overhead athletes.
Kristin Morgan, Ph.D.
Dr. Kristin Morgan’s research interests involve gait pattern analysis; quantifying dynamic joint stability; computational modeling of human movement; detecting and assessing lower extremity injury risk.
Dr. Neal Glaviano
Neal Glaviano, Ph.D., ATC
Dr. Jacob Earp
Jacob Earp, Ph.D.
Dr. Maryclaire Capetta
Maryclaire Capetta, D.P.T.
Dr. Craig Denegar
Craig Denegar, PT, PhD, ATC
Steve Davi, M.S., ATC
Steve’s research focus is to understand the neural mechanisms associated with musculoskeletal injuries, particularly those that afflict the knee joint. Secondary to Steve’s main focus is the development of effective rehabilitation strategies for the treatment of injury associated with deficits in neural mechanics.
Dr. Cody Butler
Cody Butler, DPT
Emma Zuk, ATC
Emma’s research interest includes assessing risk factors for lower extremity injury, particularly in the youth athletic population. Emma also has an interest in physical literacy and educating communities on the importance of physical literacy.
Other Lab Personnel
Undergraduate Students (Major)
Jiana Baker (Physiology and Neurobiology)
Margaret Burke (Psychological Sciences)
David Csordas (Physiology and Neurobiology/Pathobiology and Veterinary Science)
Kyle Kalotai (Chemistry)
Jessica Lavine (Kinesiology)
Elena Masiello (Kinesiology)
Gustavo Porto (Allied Health)