Research Scientist

DiStasiStephanieOhio State Sports Medicine
2050 Kenny Road
Columbus, OH 43221
Phone: 614-293-3600
Email: Stephanie.DiStasi@osumc.edu

Research Interests: hip and knee injuries, physical therapy/rehabilitation outcomes, prevention of disability following injury, motion analysis and biomechanics

Research Techniques: three-dimensional motion analysis, clinical examination and functional testing, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Background: Stephanie Di Stasi is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at The Ohio State University and research scientist in the Sports Medicine Research Institute. The main focus of Dr. Di Stasi’s research is to understand mechanisms of disability in individuals with hip and knee injuries, with the overall goal of developing effective rehabilitation strategies to improve function and maximize physical activity across the lifespan. Her expertise is in rehabilitation trials, three-dimensional biomechanical analyses and clinical testing procedures. Dr. Di Stasi’s research has been funded by the Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, the National Center for Advancing Translational Science, Ohio State's Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Ohio State’s David Berger Memorial Fund. She maintains part-time clinical practice in Ohio State Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Clinic and leads its Clinical Outcomes Research Coordinator program.

Education

  • Ph.D., Biomechanics and Movement Science, University of Delaware, 2011
  • Board certified specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, 2010
  • M.S., Physical Therapy, Springfield College, 2003
  • B.S., Pre-Physical Therapy, Springfield College, 2002

Honors/News

2016-Present, Associate Editor, Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy
2016-Present, Invited Member, International Editorial Review Board, Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy
2014, Best Poster, Ohio Physical Therapy Association Scientific Symposium. Sex differences in self-reported function up to six months after hip arthroscopy for symptomatic FAI
2013, George J. Davies - James A. Gould Excellence in Clinical Inquiry Award, Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy
2010, Best Poster, Adolescent/Public Health Section, Delaware Health Sciences Alliance, Delaware Health Sciences Alliance and Women's and Children's Conference
2010, Best Podium Presentation, Center for Biomedical Engineering Research Symposium, University of Delaware
2002, Margaret 'PK' Kleinfeld Award, Physical Therapy Department, Springfield College 

 

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