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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  |   troyb@email.unc.edu

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).  Dr. Blackburn directs the Neuromuscular research Laboratory, and his primary research interests are in neuromuscular and biomechanical contributions to orthopaedic injury and disease, particularly in the lower extremity.  His current research focus is on neuromechanical factors that influence knee joint stability and development of knee osteoarthritis. 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).