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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 holds a joint appointment with the Thurston Arthritis Research Center and Injury Prevention Research Center.