Ajit M.W. Chaudhari, PhD, FACSM (He/Him/His) 
Professor, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Orthopedics, Mechanical Engineering,
and Biomedical Engineering
Assistant Dean of HRS Diversity & Inclusion, College of Medicine
Director, OSU Clinical, Functional, and Performance Biomechanics Laboratory

106E Atwell Hall
453 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: (614) 292-0558 (Office)
Phone: (614) 293-2409 (Lab)
Email: Chaudhari.2@osu.edu

Primary Professional Areas of Interest

  • Biomechanics
  • Prevention and Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Injury and Disease in Sports, Orthopaedics, Aging and Hernia Repair
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Research Focus

Dr. Chaudhari’s research focuses on the basic question: Can we better understand how movement-related injuries and diseases happen by studying the human body as a mechanical system? 
Dr. Chaudhari is interested in the role of core stability in the prevention and treatment of injuries across the entire body, the mechanisms behind overuse running and throwing injuries, and the effects of chemotherapy, osteoarthritis, total knee arthroplasty, aging and hernia on gait, balance and mobility.

Recent Research and Presentations

Clinical, Functional and Performance Biomechanics Lab

Courses Taught

  • Health and Rehabilitation Sciences 8680– Instrumentation for Quantifying Movement and Muscle Function in Clinical Practice and Research 


  • 1996: BS, Biological Sciences and Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
  • 1997: MS, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
  • 2003: Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford university