Darin Padua

Darin Padua is a professor and Chair of Exercise and Sport Science and  Director of the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests over the past 15 years have involved prevention and treatment of sport-related injuries and he has published more than 100 pieces of writing related to the subject. Padua has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.

Padua has been recognized by several research organizations for his research. In 2013 he became a Fellow in the American Academy of Kinesiology and in 2015 he received the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. This year he received the organizations’ Medal for Distinguished Research in Athletic Training–he is the 14th individual to receive the award in the organization’s 67-year history.


Chair of Exercise and Sports Science and Director of Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Areas of Expertise: Sports Medicine, Athlete Injury, Injury Prevention, Orthopedics, Knee Injury

Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Contact Information:
E-mail: dpadua@unc.edu
Phone: (919) 843-5117