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George Salem, PhD

[CONTACT INFORMATION]
1540 Alcazar St, CHP-155
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: 323-442-3113
E-mail: gsalem@usc.edu

[AFFILIATION]
Associate Professor, Division Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy

[EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS]
Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991-1993
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles 1988-1991
M.S., University of California, Los Angeles . 1986-1988
B.S., University of California, Davis 1978-1983

[RESEARCH INTERESTS]
Dr. Salem is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy and Co-Director of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Laboratory (MBRL). Within MBRL, he directs the Exercise and Aging Biomechanics research program. This program recognizes the growing importance of exercise in improving health and life-quality across the lifespan. Investigations are designed to: 1) quantify the musculoskeletal loading and neuromuscular recruitment patterns associated with functional activities and exercise; and 2) examine the influence of exercise prescription on muscle dynamics, tissue adaptation, neural control, injury prevention and functional performance. Study participants include children, older adults, elite athletes, and patients with neuro-musculoskeletal disease.

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[PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR NIH GRANTS]
SAFE & EFFECTIVE YOGA PRESCRIPTION FOR OLDER ADULTS: BIOMECHANICAL CONSIDERATIONS