Dr. George Salem, PhD, is the Director of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Laboratory, Director of the Human Anatomy Program, and Associate Professor in the Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy at USC. His research program recognizes the growing importance of exercise in improving health and life-quality across the lifespan. He is the Principal Investigator on an NIA grant investigating the effectiveness of yoga in treating older adults with hyperkyphosis. He also serves as Co-Investigator on an R01 grants from NICHD, and has a strong history of funded research and publication. Dr. Salem is also a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.
|2004-present||Associate Professor, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, USC|
|1997-2004||Assistant Professor, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, USC|
|1996-present||Director, Anatomical Sciences, Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, USC|
|1996-present||Co-director, Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Laboratory, Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, USC|
|1999-2001||Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of California, Los Angeles|
|1996-1997||Assistant Professor of Research, Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, USC|
|1995-1996||Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)|
|1991-1995||Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Physiological Science, UCLA|
|University of California, Los Angeles||Postdoc||1991-1993||Physiology/Biomechanics|
|University of California, Los Angeles||Ph.D.||1991||Kinesiology/Biomechanics|
|University of California, Los Angeles||M.S.||1988||Kinesiology/Biomechanics|
|University of California, Davis||B.S.||1983||Psychology (Biological)|
Current Research SupportRO1 HD033064 (Goran, PI), 12/01/05-11/30/10
National Institute on Child Health and Human Development/NIH
Intra-abdominal Adipose Tissue and Disease Risk in Adolescents
This study will expand upon earlier investigations of obesity and exercise in additional minority populations.
Role: Co-investigator NCI (U54 CA 16848) (Goran, PI), 09/01/05-8/31/10
USC Center for Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer
This project will establish a center to address the physiologic, metabolic, behavioral, genetic and environmental influences on obesity, metabolic health and cancer risk with a focus on minority children.
- Song, J-E., Fisher, B., Wu, A., Pettsinger, G., Gordon, J., and Salem, G., The Relations between the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale and Lower-Extremity Functional Performance in Persons with Early-stage Parkinson’s Disease. Journal Neurorehabilitation & Repair. (In press)
- Chiu, L., and Salem, G.. Time Series Analysis: Evaluating Trends in Exercise and Athletic Performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. (In press)
- Chiu, L. and Salem, G. Mechanical comparison of front squat and push press exercises. Sport Biomechanics. (In press)
- Fisher, B., Wu, A., Salem, G., Song, J-E., Lin, J., Jakowic, M., Yip, J., Gordon, J., and Pettsinger, G. The Effect of Exercise Training in Improving Motor Performance and Cortico-Motor Excitability in Individuals with Early Parkinson's Disease. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 89: 1221-1229, 2008.
- Chiu, L.Z.F., B.K. Schilling, A.C. Fry, and G.J. Salem. The influence of deformation on barbell mechanics during the clean pull. Sport Biomechanics 7:260-273, 2008.
- Flanagan, S. and Salem, G. Lower extremity joint kinetic responses to external resistance variations. Journal of Applied Biomechanics 24: 58-68, 2008.
- Flanagan, S. and Salem, G. Bilateral differences in the net joint torques during the squat exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 21: 1220-1226, 2007.
- Flanagan, S., Kessans, K., and Salem, G. Quantifying bilateral joint contributions during a variety of stepping exercises. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation 15: 255-265, 2006.
- Shaibi, G.Q., Cruz, M.L., Ball, G.D., Weigensberg, Salem G.J., Crespo, N.C., and Goran, M.I. Resistance training improves insulin sensitivity in overweight Latino adolescent males Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise 38: 1208-1215, 2006.
- Chui, L. and Salem, G. Comparison of joint kinetics during free weight and flywheel resistance exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 20: 555-562, 2006.