Assistant Professor

516 Atwell Hall
453 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Phone: 614-293-4220 

Email: Stephanie.DiStasi@osumc.edu

Research Interests

Orthopaedic hip and knee injuries, sports medicine and injury prevention, physical therapy/rehabilitation outcomes

Research Techniques

Three-dimensional motion analysis, clinical trials, functional performance testing, magnetic resonance imaging


Stephanie Di Stasi is an assistant professor in the Division of Physical Therapy at The Ohio State University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and a member of the Sports Medicine Research Institute at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Di Stasi’s research aims to understand mechanisms of disability in individuals with hip and knee injuries, with the overall goal of developing effective rehabilitation strategies to optimize function and physical activity participation across the lifespan. Dr. Di Stasi’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Foundation for Physical Therapy, and the National Center for Advancing Translational Science and Ohio State's Center for Clinical and Translational Science. She maintains part-time clinical practice in Ohio State’s Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Clinic and leads its Clinical Outcomes Research Coordinator program.


  • Ph.D., Biomechanics and Movement Science, University of Delaware, 2011
  • Board certified specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, 2010
  • M.S., Physical Therapy, Springfield College, 2003
  • B.S., Pre-Physical Therapy, Springfield College, 2002


2016-Present, Associate Editor, Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy
2016-Present, Invited Member, International Editorial Review Board, Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy
2014, Best Poster, Ohio Physical Therapy Association Scientific Symposium. Sex differences in self-reported function up to six months after hip arthroscopy for symptomatic FAI
2013, George J. Davies - James A. Gould Excellence in Clinical Inquiry Award, Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy
2010, Best Poster, Adolescent/Public Health Section, Delaware Health Sciences Alliance, Delaware Health Sciences Alliance and Women's and Children's Conference
2010, Best Podium Presentation, Center for Biomedical Engineering Research Symposium, University of Delaware
2002, Margaret 'PK' Kleinfeld Award, Physical Therapy Department, Springfield College

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