Yvonne M. Golightly, PT, MS, PhD
Co-Director of Research
Dr. Golightly is an epidemiologist and a physical therapist with over a decade of research and clinical experience. Her research focuses on the long-term effects of musculoskeletal injury and disorders of the lower extremity. These long-term consequences include osteoarthritis (OA), pain, and disability. She is especially interested in identifying modifiable risk factors for OA and injury and in developing non-pharmacologic/non-surgical strategies for the management and treatment of these musculoskeletal disorders. She previously held joint appointments with the Thurston Arthritis Research Center and Injury Prevention Research Center. Currently, Dr. Golightly holds appointments as the Assistant Dean for Research and Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Allied Health Professions.