Ryan Crews serves as a clinical research scientist and operations manager within the Center for Lower Extremity Ambulatory Research (CLEAR) and as an instructor in the Department of Podiatric Surgery and Applied Biomechanics. He joined the William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in 2004. Since joining the college he has had over 25 peer reviewed publications in journals such as Diabetes Care, Clinical Biomechanics, and Gait and Posture. Many of these publications have included student authors whom he mentored. His research focuses on the role of biomechanics and physical activity in the formation and treatment of injury/disease. Within this line of research he has a particular interest in issues pertaining to diabetic complications of the lower extremities, as well as risk identification and prevention of falls. He has spoken at national and international conferences on the topic of diabetic foot ulcers.
Mr. Crews received his BS degree in exercise science from Truman State University in Missouri. While at Truman he earned an internship within NASA’s Exercise Physiology Research Laboratory in Houston, Texas. While at NASA he worked on research associated with assessing and improving the health of NASA’s astronaut corps. He then went on to pursue a MS degree in kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he focused on motor control and biomechanics studies. To support his thesis research, he was awarded the NASA Space Physiology Research Grant by the American College of Sports Medicine.