Dr. Scott Hemby – Health Sciences Health Sciences

Dr. Scott Hemby – Health Sciences

Dr. Scott Hemby is the chair of basic pharmaceutical sciences in the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy. Hemby led and published a new study about kratom, a plant that the scientific community and general public have debated regarding its potential to treat pain without being addictive. Hemby led a group of researchers from HPU, the […]

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Dr. Dan Tarara – Health Sciences

Dr. Dan Tarara, associate professor and chair of exercise science, first came to HPU in the fall of 1995. He has more than 20 years of clinical athletic training experience with the sports of soccer and baseball and teaches in the exercise science major. Tarara specializes in upper-extremity injury prevention and rehabilitation in overhand athletes. He […]

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Dr. Kevin Ford – Health Sciences

Dr. Kevin Ford serves as the director of the Biomechanics laboratory and professor of physical therapy in the School of Health Sciences. His research focuses on injury prevention and performance enhancement through the detailed analysis of the mechanics of the human body. He is a leading expert on lower extremity sport injuries. His work has […]

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Dr. Eric Hegedus – Health Sciences

Dr. Eric Hegedus is the founding chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and is also a physical therapist. He has been dedicated to academia and clinical practice since becoming a physical therapist in 1991. He works with athletes, especially basketball, lacrosse, and distance runners. His research is in a few main areas including the […]

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James Johnson – Health Sciences

James Johnson, assistant professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, has a passion for the role of simulation in medical education. Johnson believes medical simulation training is a tool that educators can use to lead students to transition from learners to providers. PA students seek and gain knowledge during their education but they will be required […]

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Dr. Tony Kemerly – Health Sciences

More than two-thirds of the adult population and nearly one-third of the child population in the U.S. is classified as over-weight or obese. In response to this, Dr. Tony Kemerly, professor in the Department of Exercise Science, has performed extensive research on methods to reduce the obesity epidemic. His most recent book, “Acting Like an […]

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Dr. Matt Kuennen – Health Sciences

Dr. Matt Kuennen, assistant professor in the Department of Exercise Science, knows there is a growing demand for translational research in environmental and occupational physiology. From military applications to sports teams and a variety of workplace scenarios in-between, Kuennen knows that while the physiological adaptations that dictate exercise/work performance originate at the cellular level, they must […]

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