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Current Affiliation: East Carolina University
Dr. DeVita has been investigating the biomechanics and motor control of human locomotion for the past 25+ years. He has published in the areas of ACL injury, aging, knee osteoarthritis, obesity, and locomotion in healthy people.
Dr. DeVita has been most fortunate to work with and learn from superb colleagues, most notably Tibor Hortobagyi and Steve Messier. Both of these noted scientists have taught much about the science of human movement to Dr. DeVita and he is very grateful to them.
Dr. DeVita served on the Executive Board for the American Society of Biomechanics and on several study sections for the NIH but most often with Musculoskeletal and Rehabilitation Sciences. He has been associate editor for the Journal of Applied Biomechanics and Exercise and Sport Science and he is also a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. He is also a member of the International Society of Biomechanics and the National Academy of Kinesiology.
Once in a while he says something funny.
Dr. DeVita has been around the block:
B.A. Biology, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1977
M.S. Biomechanics, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 1984
Ph.D. Biomechanics, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 1986