Lisa McFadden, PhD- Director of Engineering & Applied Science at Sanford Health

Dr. Lisa MacFadden obtained her BS in Biomedical Engineering with a focus on Biomechanics and minors in Applied Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Rochester. She earned her MS and PhD in Bioengineering at the University of Utah. Following graduate school, Dr. MacFadden was a lead scientist for L-3 Applied Technologies conducting biomechanics research for the Department of Defense. She now serves as the Director of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Sanford Health as well as the Director of the Sanford Sports Science Institute. In this role, Dr. MacFadden oversees sports biomechanics testing, research, and development at Sanford and works with athletes across multiple sports, age ranges, and levels. She is a faculty member at the University of South Dakota, the University of North Dakota, South Dakota State University and North Dakota State University. Her research focuses on sports and orthopedic biomechanics. Dr. MacFadden is the Secretary of The Biomechanics Initiative board (the parent organization of National Biomechanics Day) and the Chair of the 2021 World Scientific Congress of Golf. She has also served on numerous other boards as an executive board member, director, or advisor.

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Brian Gearity, PhD, ATC, CSCS*D, Founding Director and Associate Professor of the Master of Arts in Sports Coaching program and several online graduate certificate programs at the University of Denver

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World Scientific Congress of Golf

Sanford Power Golf Academy (Great Shots), Sioux Falls, SD

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