Steven T. Devor, Ph.D., FACSM Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Fortem Health
  • Phone: 614 325-2546
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Athletics & Recreation and Sports Medicine

Specialty Focus: Exercise Science, Skeletal Muscle Injury, Health Club Accidents, Athletic Recovery, Health and Wellness, Wellbeing, Kinesiology, Fitness, Personal Trainer, Fitness Center Injuries, Sport/Performance Nutrition, Weight Lifting, Fitness Equipment, Recreation Equipment, Older Adults Exercise

Education: B.A.A., Central Michigan University; M.S., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan, College of Medicine

Years in Practice: 25 +

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 4


Additional Information

I received my Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of California, Berkeley. Following my doctoral studies, I was a National Institute on Aging Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan Medical School in the Department of Physiology and the Institute of Gerontology.I then joined the faculty at The Ohio State University (OSU) in 1999 and served there until 2017 as an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Sciences, Kinesiology Program. I also held a joint academic appointment in the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology in the College of Medicine. Finally, I was faculty member on the OSU Buckeye Wellness Leadership Team in the College of Nursing. My research interests are focused on human performance and how skeletal muscle adapts during the aging process. I taught courses in Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology. I have published more than 100 articles on how skeletal muscle adapts to exercise. I also have served as the Exercise Physiologist for the Central Ohio Commit To Be Fit program, and was the Head of Performance Physiology for the Central Ohio Marathoner-In-Training program, where he has tested and counseled thousands of endurance athletes on optimizing their performance. I have worked with professional athletes on optimizing their performance from the National Hockey League and Major League Soccer, and with countless numbers of collegiate Division I athletes and teams at OSU from nearly all sports. I have also worked extensively with two local continuing care retirement communities in Columbus, Ohio to help older adults maintain their functional strength. Based upon my research and commitment to the field of Exercise Physiology, in 2001, I was elected Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. In 2006 I was a recipient of the university wide Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. Recently, I invented an automated self-paced treadmill, and have a patent pending.