George J. Salem, PhD

Associate Professor
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Phone:

(323) 442-3113

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Institute for Senior Golf Science

Mailing Address:

1540 Alcazar St., CHP 155, Los Angeles, CA 90089-9006

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Professional Interests
Dr. Salem is an Associate Professor in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, Co-Director of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Laboratory (MBRL), and Director of the Institute for Senior Golf Science www.pt.usc.edu/golfscience . Within MBRL, he directs the Exercise and Aging Biomechanics research program. This program recognizes the growing importance of exercise and activity interventions in improving health and life-quality across the lifespan. Investigations are designed to: 1) quantify the musculoskeletal loading and neuromuscular recruitment patterns associated with functional activities and exercise (e.g. golf); 2) examine the influence of exercise prescription on muscle dynamics, tissue adaptation, neural control, physical performance, brain function, and ultimately life quality; and 3) examine the feasibility, efficacy, and mechanisms-of-action associated with the integration of complementary and alternative modalities (CAM), such as yoga, meditation, and guided imagery, with traditional rehabilitation therapy. Study participants include children, younger & older adults, elite athletes, and patients with neurological disease.
Education
  • University of California, Los Angeles -Department of Kinesiology, Ph.D. Biomechanics 1991 
  • University of California, Los Angeles -Department of Kinesiology, M.S Biomechanics 1988 
  • University of California, Davis - Department of Psychology, B.S. Physiological Psychology 1983 
Selected Publications