Associate Professor of Kinesiology; Athletic Training, Orthopedics & Rehabilitation
2031 Gymnasium-Natatorium | (608) 265-2891 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Anterior Cruciate Ligament, ACL Injury Prevention, ACL Rehabiliation, Sport Specialization, Screening Examinations
Dr. David Bell is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Kinesiology and Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Dr. Bell earned his B.A. and PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2001 & 2010) and his Master’s Degree from the University of Virginia in 2002. He teaches in the Athletic Training Program and serves as the director of the Wisconsin Injury in Sport Laboratory. His research is focused on identifying risk factors for knee injury including neuromuscular asymmetries and sport specialization. Additionally, he is focused on improving outcomes after knee surgery including refining rehabilitation strategies, return to activity guidelines, and risk factors for second ACL injuries.
He has athletic training clinical experience at the Division I and II levels as well as high school clinic outreach. He has over 30 peer-reviewed publications and 70 abstract presentations. His work has been funded by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association, the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, and the American College of Sports Medicine. He received the 2017 New Investigator Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation.
EducationPh D, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010.Major: Interdisciplinary Program of Human Movement ScienceDissertation Title: Hamstring Neuromechanical Properties and Biomechanics in an ACL Injured PopulationM Ed, University of Virginia, 2002.Major: Masters of EducationSupporting Areas of Emphasis: Athletic TrainingDissertation Title: Posterior truck position increases reflex amplitude at the knee in response to a perturbation.BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001.Major: Exercise and Sports ScienceSupporting Areas of Emphasis: Athletic Training (CAAHEP Accredited Program)
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Injury Prevention, ACL reconstruction, Sport Specialization, Musculoskeletal injury risk factors
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