January Featured Author


Kristin Popp, PhD
ORISE Established Scientist
Military Performance Division
U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine

From the January issue: Changes in Volumetric Bone Mineral Density Over 12 Months After a Tibial Bone Stress Injury Diagnosis: Implications for Return to Sports and Military Duty

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Popp discuss her article in the January issue.

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Kristin Popp, PhD is an Exercise Physiologist supporting the Military Performance Division at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM).  Her work is centered around bone stress injuries among military personnel and athletes, particularly as it pertains to bone structure, strength, and microarchitecture and the modifiable factors that compromise these parameters. During her prior experience, Kristin completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Kristin earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana.  She went on to earn a Master of Science in Kinesiology and a Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Prior to completing her post-doctoral fellowship, Kristin was a Division I cross country and track and field coach at Iowa State University.

Selected Other Published Work

Tenforde AS, Parziale AL, Popp KL, Ackerman KE. Low Bone Mineral Density in Male Athletes Is Associated With Bone Stress Injuries at Anatomic Sites With Greater Trabecular Composition. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Jan;46(1):30-36. doi: 10.1177/0363546517730584. Epub 2017 Oct 6. PMID: 28985103.

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