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Expert in Physical Therapy, Molecular Biology, Genetics

Expert ID: 736451 Indiana, USA

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Expert has been practicing as a physical therapist since 2007. He has worked in both outpatient orthopedic and inpatient physical therapy settings, including major medical institutions such as University of North Carolina Hospitals and Indiana University Health Hospitals, as well as rural hospital systems. He has worked extensively with geriatric populations and with individuals with neurological, orthopedic, and trauma related conditions.

In addition to physical therapy as an overall area of expertise, his specialties are falls, fractures, bone health, geriatrics, nursing homes, prosthetics, amputees, gabapentin, Lyrica, Neurontin, trauma, and orthopedics.

In addition to his clinical expertise as a physical therapist, Expert holds a PhD in biomechanics and movement science where his technical expertise is in molecular biology and genetics with an emphasis on bone health and fracture healing. Expert has published over 33 peer-reviewed manuscripts and several book chapters. Additionally, he has received numerous national and international awards recognizing his contributions to the field of physical therapy and bone biology. Expert’s research examines the mechanisms by which bone adapts to exercise and mechanical forces, which have important clinical implications for overall bone health and fractures. His work investigates the molecular mechanisms that control bone anabolism including the function of mesenchymal stem cells, osteocytes, and other bone cells. Several of these studies focus on drugs that influence skeletal health. Current work is examining how the common anti-epileptic and neuropathic pain drugs Gabapentin (Neurontin) pregabalin (Lyrica) influence bone health.

In his roles as a physical therapy clinician, research scientist, and profess frequently gives lectures, presentations, and generates reports/manuscripts.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Indianapolis, IN - Cincinnati, OH - Chicago, IL - St. Louis, MO - Detroit, MI - Cleveland, OH - Louisville, KY - Nashville, TN - Pittsburgh, PA - Akron, OH - Philadephia, PA

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2004 Degree: BS Subject: Biochemistry Institution: Lee University
Year: 2007 Degree: DPT Subject: Physical Therapy Institution: University of Delaware
Year: 2011 Degree: PhD Subject: Biomechanics and Movement Science Institution: University of Delaware
Year: 2011 Degree: Postdoctoral Fellowship Subject: Biological Sciences Institution: University of Delaware
Year: 2014 Degree: Postdoctoral Fellowship Subject: Endocrinology/Mechanical Signaling in Bone Institution: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2020 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Associate Professor Department: Physical Therapy Responsibilities: Teach in courses including "Exam and Assessments", "Prosthetics and Orthotics", and "Clinical Decision-Making Rounds". Guest lectured in courses including "Bone Biology" "Cell Biology of the Neuro-musculo-skeletal System" at Indiana University.

Direct an NIH and DOD funded research laboratory. Research from my lab has been presented at national and international conferences and published in several journals.

Served on numerous committees and oversaw fundraising efforts within the Physical Therapy Department at Indiana University.
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Physical Therapist Department: Physical Therapy Responsibilities: Worked as a physical therapist in the acute care setting, predominantly treating patients experiencing trauma and orthopedic-related conditions, as well as those with medical/surgical maladies.
Years: 2014 to 2020 Employer: Indiana University Title: Assistant Professor Department: Physical Therapy Responsibilities: Taught in courses including "Exam and Assessments", "Prosthetics and Orthotics", and "Clinical Decision-Making Rounds". Guest lectured in courses including "Bone Biology" at Indiana University and the Anatomy course at the University of Delaware.

Directed an NIH and DOD funded research laboratory. Research from my lab has been presented at national and international conferences and published in several journals.

Served on numerous committees and oversaw fundraising efforts within the Physical Therapy Department at Indiana University.
Years: 2012 to 2014 Employer: Central Carolina Hospital Title: Physical Therapist Department: Physical Therapy Responsibilities: Worked as a physical therapist in the acute care setting, predominantly treating patients experiencing trauma and orthopedic-related conditions, as well as those with medical/surgical maladies.
Years: 2011 to 2014 Employer: University of North Carolina Hospitals Title: Physical Therapist Department: Physical Therapy Responsibilities: Worked as a physical therapist in the acute care setting, predominantly treating patients experiencing trauma and orthopedic-related conditions, as well as those with medical/surgical maladies.
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Physical Therapist Department: Physical Therapy Responsibilities: Worked as a physical therapist in the acute care setting, predominantly treating patients experiencing trauma and orthopedic-related conditions, as well as those with medical/surgical maladies. Also evaluated and treated patients with neurological and cardiovascular conditions.
Years: 2007 to 2009 Employer: University of Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic Title: Physical Therapist Department: Neurological and Older Adult Clinic Responsibilities: Evaluated and treated patients older adults and individuals with neurological conditions and musculoskeletal conditions. Also served as a clinical instructor to University of Delaware DPT students.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Orthopaedic Research Society
Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health
Cancer and Bone Society
Indiana University Biomechanics and Biomaterials Research Center
Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center
Indiana University Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Program
Indiana Physical Therapy Association
Research Section – APTA
American Society of Bone and Mineral Research
Geriatrics Section – APTA
American Physical Therapy Association
Alpha Chi National Honors Society
American Society of Biomechanics
Licenses / Certifications
Indiana State Physical Therapy License
Delaware State Physical Therapy License
American Physical Therapy Association Credentialed Clinical Instructor
Professional Appointments
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health & Human Sciences, Indiana University
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, School of Medicine, Indiana University
Adjunct Associate Professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Marian University
Director – Molecular Biomechanics Research Lab, Indiana University
Director – Mechanobiology Core Facility, Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health, Indiana University
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health & Human Sciences, Indiana University
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Indiana University
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, School of Medicine, Indiana University
Adjunct Assistant Professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Marian University

CLINICAL POSITIONS
Physical Therapist, Indiana University Methodist Hospital
Physical Therapist, Bayhealth Kent General Hospital
Physical Therapist, Central Carolina Hospital
Physical Therapist, University of North Carolina Hospitals
Physical Therapist and Clinical Instructor, University of Delaware Neurological and Older Adult Clinic
Awards / Recognition
RESEARCH
ICMH Paper of the Year, Indiana University – Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health
*“Mechanical Suppression of Breast Cancer Cell Invasion and Paracrine Signaling Requires Nucleo-Cytoskeletal Connectivity”
Excellence in Emerging Research Award, Indiana University – School of Health & Human Sciences
Excellence in Emerging Research Award, Indiana University – School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
John Haddad Young Investigator Award, Advances in Mineral Metabolism – American Society of Bone and Mineral Research
Excellence in Emerging Research and Scholarship Award, Indiana University – School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Young Investigator Travel Award, American Society of Bone and Mineral Research
Alice L. Jee Young Investigator Award, Orthopedic Research Society’s Annual International Sun Valley Workshop
Outstanding Abstract Award, International Congress of Endocrinology & Endocrine Society
Selected Attendee, Endocrine Fellows Foundation Workshop
Young Investigator Travel Award, American Society of Bone and Mineral Research
Dissertation Fellowship Award, University of Delaware
Viva J. Erickson Award for Extraordinary Merit and Leadership, Foundation for Physical Therapy
President’s Poster Award, American Society of Bone and Mineral Research
Best Paper Award, International Bone Fluid Flow Conference
Graduate Fellowship Award, University of Delaware
Adopt-A-Doc Award, American Physical Therapy Association Geriatrics Section

TEACHING
Excellence in Emerging Teaching Award, Indiana University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

SERVICE
Excellence in Emerging Service Award, Indiana University School of Health & Human Sciences

ACADEMIC HONORS
Florence P. Kendall Award, Foundation for Physical Therapy
Dean’s List with Honors, Lee University (4 years)
Dean’s Scholar Award, Lee University (4 years)
Honors Scholar Award, Lee University (4 years)
Summa Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, Lee University
Collegiate All-American Scholar, Lee University
National Dean’s List Honor, Lee University (2 years)
2nd Place Research Presentation, Tennessee Academy of Science Symposium
Excellence in Writing and Composition Award, Lee University
Publications and Patents Summary
Publications: 36

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