Stuart Warden, PhD, PT, FACSM

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Associate Dean for Research, Professor
Dean's Office
Coleman Hall
1140 W. Michigan Street Indianapolis, IN 46202

Phone: 317-278-8401
Fax: 317-274-4723

Publications (ResearchGate)

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honors), Physical Therapy, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Physical Therapy, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Clinical Postdoctorate, Sports Medicine, Australian Institute of Sport, Australia
  • Research Postdoctorate, Orthopaedics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Current Appointments

  • Associate Dean for Research, Indiana University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Indiana University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Professor (adjunct), Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Professor (adjunct), Department of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI
  • Director, Center for Translational Musculoskeletal Research, IUPUI

Honors & Awards

  • Trustees Teaching Award, Indiana University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (2012)
  • ASBMR Early Career Excellence in Teaching Award, American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (2011)
  • Research Frontiers Trailblazer Award, Office of Vice Chancellor for Research, IUPUI (2011)
  • Top Reviewer Award 2009-10 for Bone, Elsevier Inc. (2010)
  • Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine (2007)
  • New Investigator Award (Clinical Sciences), American College of Sports Medicine (2006)
  • Excellence Award in Research, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Indiana University (2006, 2007, 2010 & 2011)
  • AIMM-ASBMR John Haddad Young Investigator Award, Advances in Mineral Metabolism-American Society of Bone Mineral Research John Haddad Young Investigators Meeting (2005)
  • ASBMR-Harold Frost Young Investigator Award, Sun Valley Workshop on Skeletal Tissue Biology (2005)
  • ASICS Award for Best Young Investigator, Australian Sports Medicine Federation Fellows Awards (2005)
  • New Investigator Recognition Award, Orthopaedic Research Society (2004)
  • Young Investigator Award and Plenary Oral Presentation, American Society of Bone Mineral Research (2003)
  • C.J. Martin Fellowship, National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia (2002–2004)

Editorial Board Membership

  • Section Editor (Secondary Causes of Osteoporosis), Current Osteoporosis Reports
  • Associate Editor, British Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy
  • Editorial Board Member, Bone
  • Editorial Board Member, Bone Reports
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Bone and Mineral Research
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport

Manuscript and Grant Review

Dr. Warden has been called upon to peer-review >300 manuscripts submitted to >80 journals, and research grant proposals submitted to over 20 national and international funding agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Veteran Affairs, United States Army Research and Materiel Command, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Medical Research Council of the United Kingdom, Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development, and Research Grants Council of Hong Kong.

Research & Clinical Interests

Research is a major component of Dr. Warden’s work, where he investigates normal and abnormal functioning of the musculoskeletal system. He has research interests in musculoskeletal responses to exercise and injury, the musculoskeletal effects of pharmaceutical agents (especially anti-inflammatories and anti-depressants), and the efficacy of physical therapy interventions for musculoskeletal conditions. Common conditions investigated in Dr. Warden’s research include osteoporosis, complete bone fractures, stress fractures, tendon overuse injuries, and ligament sprains.

Teaching Activities

As an avid sportsman, Dr. Warden’s clinical and teaching experience is primarily in sports medicine. He worked for a number of years in sports medicine clinics and provided physical therapy coverage for numerous amateur sporting teams in Australia. In addition, he has provided physical therapy services at many sporting events, including the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and Australian University Games. As an instructor, Warden specializes in musculoskeletal injuries and their treatment, and he co-ordinates the Musculoskeletal Practice Pattern (P541 and P622) courses in the IU DPT program.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

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