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Dr. Nguyen earned his B.S. in Physical Education and Sport with an Athletic Training emphasis from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, M.S. Ed. in Athletic Training at Old Dominion University, and Ph.D. in Sports Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Nguyen also complete a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Applied Neuromechanics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Dr. Nguyen is continuing to progress his research agenda in the Human Biomechanics and Physiology Research Laboratory where his primary research interests focus on identifying anatomical and biomechanical risk factors associated with lower extremity injury, particularly anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. Current research includes the evaluation of lower extremity alignment and its role in neuromuscular and biomechanical responses during dynamic motion throughout maturation in youth athletes.
Dr. Nguyen’s scholarly work includes several invited presentations at national meetings and international clinical symposia, and has authored or co-authored over 30 papers published in refereed journals related to sports medicine, 3 book chapters, and over 80 scientific abstracts presented at the annual meetings and clinical symposia. Dr. Nguyen was recognized as the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association Educator of the year in 2016. He was also a recipient of the Journal of Athletic Training’s Kenneth L. Knight Award for the Outstanding Research Manuscript in 2012. Dr. Nguyen is a Board Certified Athletic Trainer and a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Nguyen is heavily involved in mentoring student researchers and has been awarded several grants to develop and foster student research. His research students have presented their work at national and international symposiums and have been published in respected sports medicine journals.
Dr. Nguyen is heavily involved in mentoring undergraduate research projects.
Nguyen A, Boling MC, Slye CA, Hartley EM, Parisi GL. Comparison of Various Methods for Assessment of Static Lower Extremity Alignment: Implications for Prospective Risk Factor Screenings. Journal of Athletic Training. (In Press; Accepted Dec 17, 2011)
Shultz SJ, Schmitz RJ, Kong Y, Dudley WN, Beynnon BD, Nguyen AD, Kim HS,
Montgomery MM. Cyclic Variations in Knee Joint Laxity Profiles Influence
Landing Biomechanics. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 2012; 44: 900-909.
Nguyen A, Shultz SJ, Schmitz RJ, Luecht RM, Perrin DH. A Preliminary Multifactorial Approach Describing the Relationships between Lower Extremity Alignment, Hip Muscle Activation and Lower Extremity Joint Excursion. Journal of Athletic Training 2011; 46: 246-256.
Shultz SJ, Schmitz RJ, Nguyen A, Levine BJ, Kim HS, Montgomery MM, Shimokochi Y, Beynnon BD, Perrin DH. Knee Joint Laxity and Its Cyclic Variation Influence Tibiofemoral Motion during Weight Acceptance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 2011; 43: