Faculty Bios – Science of Running Medicine Symposium

Irene S. Davis, PhD, PT, FAPTA is a Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. She is also the founding Director of the Spaulding National Running Center. Dr. Davis is a Professor Emeritus in Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware where she served on the faculty for over 20 years. Her research is focused on the relationship between lower extremity structure, mechanics and musculoskeletal injury. She has pioneered the area of retraining faulty gait patterns in both walking and running. She has received funding from the Department of Defense, Army Research Office and National Institutes of Health to support her research. Dr. Davis has given over 300 lectures both nationally and internationally and authored over 110 publications. She is a Fellow and Past President of the American Society of Biomechanics. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Bryan C. Heiderscheit, PT, PhD is a Professor in the Departments of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin(UW)-Madison.  He is the Director of the Runners’ Clinic through the UW Sports Medicine Center; Director of Sports Performance Research for UW Athletics; and Co-director of the UW Neuromuscular Biomechanics Laboratory. Dr. Heiderscheit’s research is aimed at understanding and enhancing the clinical management of orthopedic conditions, with particular focus on running-related injuries. Support for his work includes the National Institutes of Health and NFL Medical Charities. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy and a member of the executive committee for the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Christopher M. Powers, PT, PhD, FAPTA is Professor in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy and Co-Director of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Southern California. Dr. Powers’ research and teaching interests relate to the biomechanical aspects of human movement. More specifically, his research focuses on how altered kinematics, kinetics, and muscular actions contribute to lower extremity injury. He is particularly interested in the pathomechanics underlying knee and patellofemoral joint dysfunction. Dr. Powers is an active researcher, and has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles. He frequently lectures both nationally and internationally on topics related to lower limb biomechanics and the pathomechanics of orthopaedic disorders.

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Faculty Bios – Science of Running Medicine Symposium