Cara L. Lewis, PT, PhD


Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training

Associate Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Programs in Human Physiology

Secondary Appointment, Clinical Epidemiology Research & Training Unit

Peter Paul Career Development Professor

Director, Human Adaptation Laboratory



BS – University of Notre Dame, Notre Dam, IN
MS – Washington University In St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
PhD – Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests:

Musculoskeletal causes of hip pain and biomechanical analysis of human movement.

Courses Taught
        • HP 151 Introduction to the Health and Rehabilitation Professions
        • PT 520 Functional Anatomy
        • HP 737 Human Movement Analysis
        • PT 490 Independent Study
        • RS 910 Directed Readings
Health Matters Virtual Conference
        • Dr. Lewis provides an overview of the Human Adaptation Laboratory. Hosted by Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, this presentation was a part of an online, virtual conference, “Health Matters,” which took place on September 17, 2015.
Recent Grant Activity
        • NIH NIAMS K-23
        • NIH NIAMS R-21
        • NIH Clinical and Translational Science Institute KL2 Scholar
        • NIH Kirschstein-NRSA Individual Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship
        • NIH Kirschstein-NRSA Institutional Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship
Licenses and Certifications:

Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts: Physical Therapist 112159