Stuart J. Warden, BPhysio (Hons), Ph.D., FACSM, is the associate dean for research within the School of Health & Human Sciences and professor within the IU physical therapy program. Warden also holds adjunct professor appointments within the departments of anatomy & cell biology at the IU School of Medicine and biomedical engineering at the Purdue University School of Engineering.

Warden completed his physiotherapy and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Melbourne (Australia) before embarking on post-doctoral training within the Australian Institute of Sport and IU School of Medicine.

His research focuses on the form and function of the musculoskeletal system, where he has contributed over 130 peer-reviewed publications and received funding from numerous federal agencies. Warden serves as associate editor for the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, and is an editorial board member for Bone, Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, and Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. Additionally, he has provided peer-review services for over 400 manuscript submissions to over 85 individual journals. Warden has taught musculoskeletal rehabilitation within the IU physical therapy program for over 15 years.

Warden is the school’s associate dean for research. If you are a student interested in research opportunities, reach out directly to initiate a conversation.

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