Jay Hertel, PhD, ATC
Joe H. Gieck Professor in Sports Medicine
University of Virginia
Joe H. Gieck Professor of Sports Medicine
Jay Hertel is the Joe H. Gieck Professor of Sports Medicine at the University of Virginia where he holds academic appointments in the Departments of Kinesiology and Orthopaedic Surgery and co-directs the Exercise & Sports Injury Laboratory. His primary area of research deals with lateral ankle instability which he studies from a multifactorial perspective using diverse methods ranging from laboratory-based assessments of biomechanics and motor control to evidence-based practice principles inherent to clinical epidemiology. Dr. Hertel has authored or co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and presented at numerous national and international sports medicine conferences. His research has been funded by agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, National Athletic Trainers’ Association Foundation, American Physical Therapy Association, and the National Football League Charities. Dr. Hertel is a fellow of both the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Athletic Training.