Stacey A. Meardon, PT, PhD

Associate Professor
ECU Human Movement Analysis Lab
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Mailing Address:
Department of Physical Therapy
College of Allied Health Sciences
Health Sciences Building
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27834

Professional Interest

Dr. Meardon studies neuromuscular and biomechanical factors that contribute to injury during physical activity. The overarching goal of her research is to prevent injury in active populations in order to optimize long term bone and joint health and remove barriers to physical activity. Her research is directed toward identifying biomechanical factors that result in injury and elevated tissue stress during physical activity in order to identify interventions that improve biomechanical factors associated with injury, reduce pain, and improve function. She is also interested in how postural control, movement variability and coordination contribute to injury.

Current work includes:

  • Assessing how locomotor patterns and footwear influence tissue loads both acutely and over time
  • Identifying biomechanical factors associated with elevated bone stress and stress fracture
  • Evaluating postural control and adaptability in persons with injury

Education History

  • PhD, Kinesiology, Iowa State University
  • Master of Science, Washington University of St. Louis, MO
  • BA, Biology, Wartburg College


  • PTHE 8301 Motor Control and Movement Disorders (course director)
  • PTHE 8501 Prosthetics (course director)
  • PTHE 8905 Advanced Seminar in Evidence Based Practice (lecturer)
  • PTHE 8907 Research Concentration

Professional Affiliations

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • APTA Section for Research
  • APTA Section for Sports Physical Therapy
  • North Carolina Physical Therapy Association
  • American Society of Biomechanics
  • American College of Sports Medicine