Joseph Myers

Director, Baseball Performance Science Tampa Bay Rays

Joseph, Myers PhD, ATC joined the Rays in January 2016 as Director of Baseball Performance Science. In this role, he implements science and technology departments across the baseball operations department, but primarily focuses on medical side of the Rays. Prior to the Rays, Joseph was a Professor of Exercise and Sports Science, and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Myers received a B.S. and M.A. degrees in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine from West Chester University of Pennsylvania (1996) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1998) respectively. Dr Myers received a Ph.D. in Sports Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh in 2001. Joseph previously directed the Human Movement Science Doctoral Program as well as is the co-clinical coordinator for the undergraduate athletic training education program at UNC. Joseph's research over the past 15 years has focused on assessment of shoulder dysfunction using neuromuscular and biomechanical measurement models. He was 2005 recipient of the Freddie H. Fu, MD Young Investigator Award presented by the National Athletic Trainers Association Research and Education Foundation. In 2007, he completed a Visiting Scholar Fellowship at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra Australia. Joseph and his family currently reside in St Petersburg, Florida.

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