Dr. Doug Powell

Assistant Professor of Health Professional Studies

Director, Advanced Interdisciplinary Movement Science Laboratory

PhD, University of Tennessee

MA, East Carolina University

BS, East Carolina University



Location: Room 109, Carrie Rich Hall

Academic Experience Summary

Dr. Powell is a section editor for the International Journal of Exercise Science and a founding member of the South Central Regional Chapter of the American Society of Biomechanics.  Areas of teaching expertise include clinical biomechanics, research methods and techniques, and neurological pathology.

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • Master of Arts, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
  • Bachelor of Science, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Professional Membership
  • International Foot & Ankle Biomechanics Community
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Society of Biomechanics
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association
  • Gait & Clinical Movement Analysis Society
  • South Central Regional Chapter of the American Society of Biomechanics
  • South East Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine
  • Eastern Carolina Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience
Research Interests
  • Biomechanical & Neurophysiological adaptations in healthy and pathological movement
  • Sensory integration in healthy and pathological neuromuscular systems
  • Aberrant foot function and lower extremity injury mechanisms
  • Mechanical, neurophysiological and perceptual manifestations of fatigue
Research Publications (selected from 27)
  • Reed-Jones, R.J., Murray, N.G.*, Powell, D.W. Clinical Assessment of Balance in Concussed Adults.  Seminars in Speech Language Pathology. 2014, In Press.

  • Murray, N.G.*, Salvatore, A.P., Powell, D., Reed-Jones, R.J. Reliability and validity evidence of multiple balance assessments in concussed athletes. Journal of Athletic Training. 2014; 49(3): 000-000.  

  • Powell, D.W., Muthumani, A., Xia, R.P.  Parkinson’s disease is associated with greater regularity of repetitive voluntary movements. Motor Control. 2014; 18: 263-277.

  • Padulo, J., Tilocca, A., Powell, D., Granatelli, G., Bianco, A., Paoli, A. EMG amplitude of the biceps femoris during jumping compared to landing movements. Springer Plus. 2014; 2:520. 

  • Powell, D., Williams, D.S. 3rd, Windsor, B.A.*, Butler, R.J., Zhang, S. Dynamic stiffness of the ankle is greater in high- compared to low-arched athletes during barefoot running. Human Movement Science. 2014; 34: 147 - 156.

  • Ambati, V.N.P.*, Saucedo, F. *, Murray, N.G. *, Powell, D., Reed-Jones, R.J. Constraining eye movement when redirecting walking trajectories alters turning control in healthy young adults. Experimental Brain Research. 2014; 226(4), 549-556.

  • Padulo, J., Powell, D., Milia, R., Ardigo, LP.  A paradigm of uphill running. PLoS ONE, 2013; 8 (7): e69006.

  • Powell, D., Williams, D.S., Butler, R. A comparison of two multi-segment foot models in high- and low-arched athletes. Journal of American Podiatric Medical Association. 2013; 103(2): 99-105.

  • Powell, D., Hanson, N.J. *, Long, B* and Williams, D.S. Frontal plane kinematics and kinetics in high- and low-arched female athletes during a landing task.  Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. 2012; 22(5): 430-435.

  • Powell, D., Long, B.*, Milner, C., Zhang, S. Effects of vertical loading on arch kinematics in high- and low-arched females using a multi-segment foot model. Journal of Applied Biomechanics. 2012; 28; 165-73. 

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