Dr. Bradley Nindl

Professor and Director Neuromuscular Research Laboratory/Warrior Human Perf
University of Pittsburgh

Bradley C. Nindl, Ph.D., FACSM 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 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 and the US Army Public Health Commands. Dr. Nindl received a B.S. in biology from Clarkson University in 1989, a M.S. in physiology of exercise from Springfield College in 1993, a Ph.D. 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 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. He 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 in Finland (2009) and Australia (2014). His 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 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. He has over 120 peer-reviewed publication indexed on PubMed that have been cited over 2800 times with and 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 and is currently the Commander of the 7221st Medical Support Unit in ARMEDCOM in Newark, DE. He and his wife Jeanne have 5 children: Ashley, Lyndsey, Zachary, Joshua, and Cooper.