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J. Troy Blackburn, PhD, ATC

Assistant Chair and Professor, Exercise and Sport Science
Associate Director, MOTION Science Institute
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Research College of Arts and Science

Department of Exercise and Sport Science
203 Fetzer Hall, CB# 8700
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-8700

(919) 843-2021  |

Troy Blackburn, PhD, ATC is a Professor of Exercise and Sport Science and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Allied Health Sciences. Prior to joining the faculty in 2006, he received a B.A. in Exercise and Sport Science (Athletic Training Concentration) from UNC-Chapel Hill (1998), a M.S. in Sports Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh (2000), and a Ph.D. in Human Movement Science (Biomechanics Concentration) from UNC-Chapel Hill (2004). His research focus is on biomechanical and neuromuscular factors that influence development of post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis following ACL injury. He was the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation David H. Perrin Outstanding Dissertation Award (2007) and Freddie H. Fu New Investigator Award (2009) and the American College of Sports Medicine Biomechanics Interest Group Career Achievement Award (2022). He is also a fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine, National Academy of Kinesiology, and National Athletic Trainers’ Association.