Ron Zernicke

Director

zernicke@umich.edu
Ron Zernicke is the Director of the Exercise & Sport Science Initiative and a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery (Michigan Medicine), Professor of Kinesiology, and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan. Prior to coming to U-M, Ron Zernicke was the Wood Professor in Joint Injury Research in the Cummins School of Medicine, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology, and Professor in the Schulich School of Engineering (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) at the University of Calgary. His baccalaureate is from Concordia University Chicago, and his MSc and PhD are from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received an honorary DSc from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and was Professor and Chair of the UCLA Department of Kinesiology when he was recruited to Calgary. He was elected President of the Canadian, American, and International Societies of Biomechanics, and he is an elected Fellow of the International Society of Biomechanics, Canadian Society of Biomechanics, American Society of Biomechanics, American College of Sports Medicine, and National Academy of Kinesiology. His research focuses on: (1) adaptation of bone to exercise, disuse, and diet, (2) human movement dynamics and performance, and (3) joint injury and osteoarthritis.