Dr. Bradley Nindl is Director of the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory/Warrior Human Performance Research Center and Professor in the Department of Sports Medicine in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to coming to the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Nindl worked for over 20 years as a government scientist working for the US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine within the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and the Army Institute of Public Health within the US Army Public Health Command.
Dr. Nindl received a BS in biology from Clarkson University in 1989, a MS in physiology of exercise from Springfield College in 1993, a PhD in physiology from The Pennsylvania State University in 1999, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College in 2012. His research interests span human performance optimization/injury prevention domains with a focus on adaptations of the neuromuscular and endocrine systems (growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor-I axis) to both exercise and military operational stress. Dr. Nindl is internationally recognized for his work in these areas and was Co-Chair of the 3rd International Congress on Soldiers' Physical Performance in 2014 and has performed research sabbaticals at the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland (2009) and the University of Wollongong in Australia (2014).
Dr. Nindl’s previous awards include the American College of Sports Medicine Young Investigator Award in 2002 and the US Army's Surgeon General "9A" Proficiency Designator (the Army Medical Department’s highest award for professional excellence, bestowed on less than 2% of AMEDD military officers) in 2013.
He is an associate editor for Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise and the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine. He has over 120 peer-reviewed publication indexed on PubMed that have been cited over 2800 times with an h-index of 30. Dr. Nindl is also an Army Reservist (LTC(P)) having been deployed in 2004-2005 in Mosul, Iraq where he was awarded a Bronze Star and the Combat Action Badge.
View a list of Dr. Nindl’s publications here.