Dr. Irene Davis is Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School and founding director of the Spaulding National Running Center. Dr. Davis received her Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts, and in Physical Therapy from the University of Florida. She earned her Masters degree in Biomechanics from the University of Virginia, and her PhD in Biomechanics from Pennsylvania State University.
Her research has focused on the relationship between lower extremity structure, mechanics and injury. She is one of most foremost national and international experts in the area of running injury mechanics. Dr. Davis has given nearly 300 lectures both nationally and internationally and authored over 100 publications on the topic of lower extremity mechanics during running. She has been featured on ABC World News Tonight, Good Morning America, Discovery, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Parade and Time Magazine. She was recently named one of the 50 Most Influential People in Running by Runners World.