Michael Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

Contact Information
Office: Troy Campus, Mueller Science Hall
Phone: (518) 244-
Email: smithm20@sage.edu

Research Interests:

  • The molecular basis of gender differences in ACL injuries
  • Effects of cortisol on neuromuscular control, ACL injuries, and  ligament remodeling.
  • Effects of fatigue on knee instability with a primary focus on gender difference
  • Characterization of glenohumeral joint kinematics and kinetics as a result of lower extremity fatigue in the overhead throwing athlete

Publications:

Lohman CM, Smith MP, Dedrick GS, Brismée JM. (2013). Validity of musculoskeletal ultrasound for identification of humeroradial joint chondral lesions: A preliminary investigation. Journal of Athletic Training. In-Press.

Lilly S, Smith MP, McGaugh JM, James CR, Brismée JM, Sizer PS. The effects of posterior tibial mobilization on meniscal movement: An in-situ investigation. J Man Manip Ther, 2013; Submitted (Under review).

Gilbert KG, James CR, Apte G, Brown C, Sizer PS, Brismée JM, Smith MP. The effects of neurodynamic mobilization on fluid dispersion within peripheral nerve tissue from un-embalmed cadavers. Clin Anat.  September 2012. (Under Review)

Rabenhorst B, Smith MP, James CR, Grimes JS. (2011). A Biomechanical Comparison of Lag Screw versus Selfdrilling Screw Fixation in the Weil Osteotomy. Foot & Ankle International, 32, 811-817.

Dedrick GS, Sizer PS, Sawyer BG, Brismée JM, Smith MP. (2011). Immunohistochemical study of human costotransverse joints: A preliminary investigation. Clinical Anatomy, 24(6), 741-747.

Brown CL, Gilbert KK, Brismée JM, James CR, Sizer PS, Smith MP. (2011). The effects of neurodynamic mobilization on fluid dispersion within the tibial nerve at the ankle: An unembalmed cadaveric study. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 19(1), 24-32.

James CR, Scheuermann BW, Smith MP. (2010). Effects of Two Methods of Neuromuscular Fatigue on Landing Performance. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 20, 667-675.

Smith MP, Sizer PS, James CR. (2009) Effects of fatigue on frontal plane knee motion and ground reaction forces in men and women during landing. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 8, 419-427.

Brismée JM, Sizer PS, Dedrick GS, Sawyer BG, Smith MP. (2009) An Immunohistochemical And Histological Study Of Human Uncovertebral Joints. Spine, 34(12), 1257-1263.

Presentations:

Lohman CM, Smith MP, Dedrick GS, Brismée JM. Reliability and Validity of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for Identification of Humeroradial Joint Chondral Lesions.  National Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium.  Las Vegas, Nevada, 2013 

Smith MP. (2010). Hip and Groin Injuries in Hockey and Soccer Players. Presented at the 3rd Annual Sports Medicine Conference, Lubbock, TX, July 9, 2010.

Rabenhorst BM, Grimes JS, James CR, Smith MP. A biomechanical comparison of lag screw versus selfdrilling screw fixation in the Weil osteotomy. The 26th Annual Summer Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, July 7-10, 2010, National Harbor, Maryland.

Smith MP. (2009). ACL Injury Prevention. Presented at the 2nd Annual Sports Medicine Conference, Lubbock, TX, July 10.

Smith MP. (2009). Anatomy and Kinematics of the Knee Joint. Presented at the Lubbock Sports Medicine Associates 2nd Annual Sports Medicine Symposium, June 26

Smith MP. (2009). Gross Anatomy of the Knee Joint: A Cadaver Presentation. Presented at the Lubbock Sports Medicine Associates 2nd Annual Sports Medicine Symposium, Lubbock, Texas, June 27

Smith MP, Myren RL, Wood AT, Dedrick G, Sizer PS, Brismee JM, Sawyer BG. (2009). An Immunohistochemical Study of Human Thoracic Intervertebral Discs. Experimental Biology: American Association of Anatomists Annual Meeting New Orleans, LA, April 21

Smith MP. (2008). Injuries to the Throwing Shoulder. Presented at the West Texas Sports Medicine Conference Lubbock, Texas, July 11

Smith MP. (2008). Anatomy and Mechanics of the Shoulder Complex. Presented at the Lubbock Sports Medicine Associates 1st Annual Sports Medicine Symposium, Lubbock, Texas, June 27