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Timothy Hewett PhD



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Director, OSU Sports Health & Performance Institute
Director of Research, OSU Sports Medicine
Professor, Departments of Physiology & Cell Biology, Family Medicine, Orthopaedics and Biomedical Engineering


 Education and Background

  • B.A. Anthropology from the University of Cincinnati 1984
  • B.S. Biology the University of Cincinnati 1984
  • Ph.D. Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Cincinnati College of
    Medicine 1990
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular Biology, Department of Pharmacology & Cell
    Biophysics, University of Cincinnati 1993

Experience & Interests

As Director of Research, Dr. Hewett is responsible for the oversight and coordination of a multi-disciplinary research program, as well as the development of strategic OSU Sports Medicine priorities.

Hewett joined Ohio State in 2010 from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where he served as director of the Sports Medicine Biodynamics Center. He is nationally recognized for his work in the area of knee injury prevention in female athletes.

Hewett, who also serves as a tenured professor in Ohio State’s department of physiology and cell biology, completed a doctorate in physiology and biophysics from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and has a post-doctoral fellowship in molecular biology. His research interests range from the molecular alteration of muscle contraction to the development of new methods for injury prevention and athletic development.

Hewett is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine. He has more than 220 peer-reviewed publications, over 15,000 citations and an h-index of 70. He has authored a book and multiple book chapters.

He is a permanent member of the National Institutes of Health MRS Study Section and is on the Editorial board for several medical journals. He is an international expert in the field of injury prevention, especially of ACL injuries. Dr. Hewett has received several prestigious awards, including the NCAA, Excellence in Research, Systematic Review and O’Donoghue Awards from the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Rose Excellence in Research Award from the American Physical Therapy Association, the Clint Thompson Award from the National Athletic Trainers Association and a Young Investigator’s Award from the American Heart Association. He has been a Keynote speaker at many national and international conferences. His work has been cited on hundreds of occasions in lay press journals, including over ten in The New York Times, as well as Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fox News, NPR and CBS. Dr. Hewett is a member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, The Orthopaedic Research Society and The American Physiological Society and is a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine.