Adam Lepley

Adam Lepley


Dr. Adam Lepley is a clinical assistant professor of Applied Exercise Science, Athletic Training, and Movement Science at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology. Additionally, Dr. Lepley serves as the clinical education coordinator for the Athletic Training program and co-director of the Michigan Performance Research Laboratory within the Exercise & Sport Science Initiative. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Grand Valley State University, master’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota, and PhD in Exercise Science from the University of Toledo.

Dr. Lepley's research agenda is focused on understanding neural contributions to muscle dysfunction and their involvement in lower extremity biomechanical and self-reported disability following traumatic knee joint injuries. He applies foundational skills in neurophysiology to musculoskeletal injuries in order to investigate systemic effects that joint injury has on clinical function and athletic performance. The overall goal of this research is to identify the origins of persistent neuromuscular dysfunction for the purpose of maintaining long-term health outcomes following acute injury.

Professional Affiliations:

  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Athletic Trainers’ Osteoarthritis Consortium
  • American Society of Biomechanics
  • Associate Editor: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • University of Michigan Exercise & Sport Science Initiative (

Areas of interest

Neural Excitability, Neuromuscular Control, Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Reconstruction, Biomechanics, Muscle Inhibition


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