Cara L. Lewis, PT, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Dept of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training

PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
MS, Washington University in St. Louis


Pronouns: she/her/hers



Cara L. Lewis, PT, PhD is an Associate Professor and director of the Human Adaptation Laboratory. She is also the Director of the PhD Program in Rehabilitation Sciences. The long-term goal of her research is to improve the lives of individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain and prevent or slow the progression of musculoskeletal damage through improved knowledge of joint function, leading to advanced, targeted intervention strategies. Dr. Lewis' current focus is on treatment for hip pain, especially in adults with variant hip morphology, such as femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAIS) and acetabular dysplasia. In the Human Adaptation Laboratory, they are working to better understand the role of movement in the development of hip bone shape and hip pain. The knowledge gained from Dr. Lewis' work has the potential to redirect treatment for people with FAIS and dysplasia by identifying pathology-specific movement patterns that could be targeted by non-invasive therapeutic interventions.

Dr. Lewis has been supported by the National Institutes of Health. She has published and presented her research nationally and internationally in biomechanics, physical therapy, and motor control forums.

Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Medicine
Rheumatology

Member
Boston University
Arthritis & Autoimmune Diseases Research Center


Member
Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research




Etiology of cam morphology in adolescent athletes
08/10/2020 - 06/30/2023 (PI)
Rheumatology Research Foundation


Movement screening and modification in individuals with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome
02/06/2018 - 02/28/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases
5R03AR072808-02

Effect of Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) on Hip Motion in Young Adults
12/23/2015 - 08/31/2019 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases
5K23AR063235-05

Effect of Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) on Hip Motion in Young Adults
09/01/2013 - 08/31/2016 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases
5K23AR063235-03

Sex-specific movement differences in young adults with and without hip pain
08/01/2012 - 07/31/2015 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases
5R21AR061690-02

SBIR Phase II: Compliant Nonlinear Quasi-Passive Orthotic Joint
03/01/2012 - 08/29/2014 (Subcontract PI)
Adicep Technologies National Science Fdn
IIP-1152605

Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program KL2
05/01/2012 - 04/30/2014 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: David M. Center, MD
NIH/National Center for Health Research Resources
3KL2TR000158-05S1



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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2019 Movement screening and modification in individuals with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome 5R03AR072808-02
2018 Movement screening and modification in individuals with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome 1R03AR072808-01
2017 Effect of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) on hip motion in young adults 5K23AR063235-05 20
2016 Effect of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) on hip motion in young adults 4K23AR063235-04 20
2016 Effect of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) on hip motion in young adults 3K23AR063235-03S1 20
2015 Effect of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) on hip motion in young adults 5K23AR063235-03 20
2014 Effect of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) on hip motion in young adults 5K23AR063235-02 20
2013 Effect of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) on hip motion in young adults 1K23AR063235-01A1 20
2013 Sex-specific movement differences in young adults with and without hip pain 5R21AR061690-02 5
2012 Sex-specific movement differences in young adults with and without hip pain 1R21AR061690-01A1 5
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  1. Lewis CL, Uemura K, Atkins PR, Lenz AL, Fiorentino NM, Aoki SK, Anderson AE. Patients with cam-type femoroacetabular impingement demonstrate increased change in bone-to-bone distance during walking: A dual fluoroscopy study. J Orthop Res. 2022 Mar 24. PMID: 35325481
     
  2. Ismail KK, Lewis CL. Effect of simulated changes in pelvic tilt on hip joint forces. J Biomech. 2022 Apr; 135:111048. PMID: 35325751; PMCID: PMC9255277; DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2022.111048;
     
  3. Kim D, Lewis CL, Gill SV. The effect of obesity on whole-body angular momentum during steady-state walking. Gait Posture. 2022 May; 94:93-101. PMID: 35255384
     
  4. Khuu A, Loverro KL, Lewis CL. Muscle Activation During Single-Legged Squat Is Affected by Position of the Nonstance Limb. J Athl Train. 2022 Feb 01; 57(2):170-176. PMID: 33887761; PMCID: PMC8876880; DOI: 10.4085/1062-6050-0019.21;
     
  5. Li JS, Tsai TY, Clancy MM, Lewis CL, Felson DT, Li G. Cartilage contact characteristics of the knee during gait in individuals with obesity. J Orthop Res. 2022 Jan 25.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35076128; PMCID: PMC9309196; DOI: 10.1002/jor.25288;
     
  6. Kim D, Lewis CL, Gill SV. Effects of obesity and foot arch height on gait mechanics: A cross-sectional study. PLoS One. 2021; 16(11):e0260398. PMID: 34843563; PMCID: PMC8629225; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0260398;
     
  7. Santos TRT, Araújo VL, Khuu A, Lee S, Lewis CL, Souza TR, Holt KG, Fonseca ST. Effects of sex and walking speed on the dynamic stiffness of lower limb joints. J Biomech. 2021 12 02; 129:110803. PMID: 34688064
     
  8. Lewis CL, Halverstadt AL, Graber KA, Perkins Z, Keiser E, Belcher H, Khuu A, Loverro KL. Individuals With Pre-arthritic Hip Pain Walk With Hip Motion Alterations Common in Individuals With Hip OA. Front Sports Act Living. 2021; 3:719097. PMID: 34505057; PMCID: PMC8421535; DOI: 10.3389/fspor.2021.719097;
     
  9. Graber KA, Loverro KL, Baldwin M, Nelson-Wong E, Tanor J, Lewis CL. Hip and Trunk Muscle Activity and Mechanics During Walking With and Without Unilateral Weight. J Appl Biomech. 2021 May 29; 37(4):351-358. PMID: 34051700; PMCID: PMC8628027; DOI: 10.1123/jab.2020-0273;
     
  10. Costello KE, Felson DT, Neogi T, Segal NA, Lewis CE, Gross KD, Nevitt MC, Lewis CL, Kumar D. Ground reaction force patterns in knees with and without radiographic osteoarthritis and pain: descriptive analyses of a large cohort (the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study). Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2021 08; 29(8):1138-1146.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33757856; PMCID: PMC8319033; DOI: 10.1016/j.joca.2021.03.009;
     
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