Adam Lepley serves as serves as ESSI’s Associate Director – Research and Co-Director of the ESSI MiPR lab. Dr. Lepley
is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology for the Athletic Training and Movement Science Programs. Adam attended Grand Valley State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2008. Immediately following his undergraduate work, Adam completed an Athletic Training Internship with the Grand Rapids Rampage of the Arena Football League. Adam then went on to obtain his Masters degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology from the University of Minnesota, where he also provided health care coverage for the Football and Sprit Squad programs as an Athletic Trainer. In 2014, Adam received his PhD in Exercise Science from the University of Toledo, where he completed his dissertation on the neuromuscular and biomechanical consequences of knee injuries. Prior to coming to U-M, Adam was an Assistant Professor in Residence in the Departments of Kinesiology and Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Connecticut, where he also served as the Athletic Training Program Director.
Adam’s overall research agenda is focused on understanding neural contributions to muscle dysfunction and their involvement in biomechanical performance and self-reported function, with a special focus on lower extremity injury. The overall goal of this research is to identify the origins of persistent neuromuscular dysfunction for the purpose of maintaining long-term joint health following acute injury and improve athletic performance.