- PhD, Human Movement Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018
- DPT, Duke University, 2010
- BS, Psychology, Duke University, 2006
Orthopedic and sports physical therapy; Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Dr. Pietrosimone’s research focuses on lower extremity biomechanics and physical activity in orthopedic and sports medicine populations. Specifically, her work seeks to advance translational science through the development of innovative rehabilitation strategies that address the lasting consequences of orthopedic injury to promote joint health and optimize patient quality of life.
See Dr. Pietrosimone’s Scholars@Duke profile for a list of recent publications.
Awards & Honors
- 2022: Duke Sports Medicine Research Day (June 22, 2022): Best Scientific Research Presentation (PI) (Sports Physical Therapy Fellow and 1st Author: Tommy Otley)
- 2020: Kevin Shea Award, Best Scientific Poster: Gregory B, Magill J, Myers H, Pietrosimone L, Le D, Reinke E, Riboh J, Graft Choice in Young Active Patients- Use of Quadriceps Tendon Autograft Increased Likelihood of Meeting Return to Play Criteria at 6 Months Post Surgery. Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRiSM), Phoenix, AZ January 2020.
- 2019: Duke Sports Medicine Research Day (June 14, 2019): Best Basic Science Abstract (PI) (Sports Physical Therapy Fellow and 1st Author: Christopher LeFever)
- 2017-2018: Foundation for Physical Therapy, American Physical Therapy Association, PODS II Scholarship Recipient
- 2017: Louis & Eleanor Duquette Scholarship, Human Movement Science Curriculum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC