Dave Gutekunst, Ph.D.

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow


Dave Gutekunst, Ph.D., joined NCMRR in 2021 through the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellows program. Prior to joining NCMRR, Dr. Gutekunst was an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at Saint Louis University. His research explores lower extremity musculoskeletal injury mechanisms, with a focus on connections between biomechanical loading and estimates of tissue strength derived from biomedical imaging.

Dr. Gutekunst received his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, his master’s degree in health and exercise science from Wake Forest University, and his doctoral degree in movement science/biomechanics from Washington University. He also completed postdoctoral research training in the Department of Orthopedics at the Mayo Clinic, where he was a non-tenure track assistant professor of biomedical engineering.

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