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, physical therapy/rehabilitation outcomes

Research Techniques

Three-dimensional motion analysis, rehabilitation clinical trials, functional performance testing


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. She has published over 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts and her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Foundation for Physical Therapy, the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy, the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, and Ohio State's Center for Clinical and Translational Science. Dr. Di Stasi is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy and serves on the Nominating Committee for the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy.


  • 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


2020 - Outstanding Young Investigator Award, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University

2019 - Early Career Investigator Award, Biomechanics Special Interest Group, Research Section of the American Physical Therapy Association

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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