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Dave Gutekunst, M.S., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Physical Therapy and Athletic Training


  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Mayo Clinic
  • Ph.D. in Movement Science, Washington University - St. Louis
  • Master of Science in Health & Exercise Science, Wake Forest University
  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Washington University - St. Louis

Research Interests

  • My previous research and publications have focused on (1) the biomechanics of knee osteoarthritis; (2) load carriage biomechanics in military personnel; (3) plantar off-loading, bone strength, and foot deformities in people with diabetes; and (4) musculoskeletal modeling. Current research focuses on merging gait biomechanics and biomedical imaging to assess bone loading in vivo. The long-term goal of this research is to identify injury mechanisms to guide prevention and rehabilitation programs.

Publications and Media Placements

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • American Society of Biomechanics
  • International Society of Biomechanics
  • Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society
  • International Foot & Ankle Biomechanics Society