Adam Lepley, PhD

Assistant Professor in Residence, Kinesiology (Affiliate)

Research Overview

My research agenda is focused on understanding neural contributions to muscle dysfunction and their involvement in lower extremity biomechanical and self-reported disability following traumatic knee joint injuries. The overall goal of this research is to identify the origins of persistent neuromuscular dysfunction for the purpose of maintaining long-term joint health following acute injury. Currently, I am investigating the influence of different modes of exercise on neural function in patients with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Further, I look to investigate the association between neuromuscular and psychological function following joint injury. My past research experiences include using a variety of different patient populations to investigate neuromuscular function following joint injury, including experimental knee joint effusion models, chronic ankle instability and anterior cruciate ligament injured patients.


BS, 2008, Athletic Training, Grand Valley State University

MA, 2010, Kinesiology, University of Minnesota

Ph.D., 2014, Exercise Science, University of Toledo

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressDepartment of Kinesiology
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
358 Mansfield Rd, Unit 1101
Storrs, CT 06269-1101