Deepak Kumar, PT, PhD
|Institution||Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College|
|Department||Physical Therapy & Athletic Training|
|Address||635 Commonwealth Avenue|
Boston MA 02215
|2003||Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India:
Gold Medal, Master of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal)|
|2005||International Society for Postural and Gait Research:
|2008||University of Florida:
Neuromuscular Plasticity Scholar|
|2012||NIAMS P50 Translation of Quantitative Imaging in Osteoarthritis, UCSF/UCD:
Travel Award |
|2012||Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) Biomarkers Workshop III – Imaging Biomarkers V:
Young Investigator Award|
|2014||Advancing Arthritis Research Workshop, Boston University Center for Enhancing Activity and Participa:
New Investigator Award|
|2014||Musculoskeletal Sex Differences Throughout the Lifespan (SD) Research, AAOS/CORR/ORS/CMH-UCD:
Young Investigator Award|
New Investigator Workshop|
Dr. Kumar is a clinician-scientist investigating the biomechanical mechanisms underlying the onset and progression of hip and knee osteoarthritis, and using this knowledge to develop more effective and personalized interventions that may reduce disability and directly impact patient care. At Boston University, Dr. Kumar directs the Movement & Applied Imaging Lab. His lab utilizes biomechanical, imaging, and functional techniques to assess the quality and quantity of movement, tissue health, and disability in people at-risk of or those with hip or knee osteoarthritis. At-risk populations include athletes with femoroacetabular impingement, ACL or meniscus injuries, older adults with obesity, and women. Overarching goal of the research done in the lab is to ensure an active living across the lifespan for people with musculoskeletal conditions.
Dr. Kumar received his entry-level and graduate training in physical therapy in India. He completed his doctorate in biomechanics from the University of Delaware followed by postdoctoral work in advanced imaging of osteoarthritis at the Musculoskeletal Quantitative Imaging Research group at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Kumar was an Assistant Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy at the Medical University of South Carolina before joining Boston University. He also holds an appointment in the Clinical Epidemiology Research & Training Unit at BU School of Medicine.
- physical therapy
- physical activity
- femoroacetabular impingement
- knee pain
- hip pain
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