Yvonne Golightly, PhD
Dr. Golightly is an injury/musculoskeletal epidemiologist in the Department of Epidemiology at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. She has over 10 years of orthopedic clinical experience as a physical therapist and has been an osteoarthritis (OA) researcher for over a decade.
Her primary research interests focus on modifiable risk of OA, biomechanics and musculoskeletal disorders of the lower extremities, and biochemical markers (biomarkers) associated with injury and OA.
She holds a joint appointment with the Thurston Arthritis Research Center and the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center. Her training includes measurement and analysis of biomechanics of the foot, psychometrics and clinical trials.
Honors and Awards
Junior Faculty Development Award
2014, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Grants Program Officer, Osteoarthritis Action Alliance
Member of Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Epidemiology
PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010
MS, Human Movement Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005
BS, Physical Therapy, The Ohio State University, 1998