Associate Professor Director, Sports Medicine Research Institute
University of Kentucky
Dr. Abt is an Associate Professor in the Division of Athletic Training and the Director of the Sports Medicine Research Institute. Over the last 10 years Dr. Abt has served as an investigator (PI and Co-I) on several Department of Defense funded research projects that focused on the culturally-specific injury prevention and human performance needs and existing capability gaps of Special Operations and Conventional Forces. Dr. Abt is currently the Principal Investigator for the MARSOC Injury Prevention and Human Performance Research initiative. Dr. Abt has a vast research background in neuromuscular and biomechanical analysis of human movement, and human performance associated with musculoskeletal injury, surgery, rehabilitation, and prevention in athletes, tactical athletes, physically active individuals, and those sustaining musculoskeletal injury. Dr. Abt completed his PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.