4955-Warden, Stuart

Stuart J. Warden, PHD

Adjunct Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology


Dr. Warden completed his physiotherapy and PhD degrees at the University of Melbourne before embarking on post-doctorates at the Australian Institute of Sport and Indiana University Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He is currently a Professor of Physical Therapy and the Associate Dean for Research within the IU School of Health & Human Sciences. Dr. Warden is also an adjunct professor within the Departments of Anatomy & Cell Biology (IU School of Medicine) and Biomedical Engineering (Purdue University School of Engineering), and is the Director of the Musculoskeletal Function, Imaging and Tissue (MSK-FIT) Resource Core within the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health. His research interests focus on the form and function of the musculoskeletal system and, in particular, the lifelong contribution of physical activity to skeletal health. He has contributed over 130 peer-reviewed publications, including papers in Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and received funding from numerous federal agencies, including the National Health & Medical Research Council, National Institutes of Health, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Basketball Association, and the Department of Defense. Dr. Warden currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, and is an Editorial Board member for Bone, Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, and Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.

Titles & Appointments

  • Adjunct Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
  • Professor of Physical Therapy, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Education
    2001 PhD The University Of Melbourne
    2001 PHD University of Melbourne
    2001 PHD University of Melbourne
    1997 BS University of Melbourne
    1997 BS University of Melbourne

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