Andy Karduna, Department of Human Physiology

Academic Areas:
Biomechanics, Shoulder Injuries, Science Education, Science Communication

Andy Karduna is an academic expert in biomechanics and neurocontrol of the upper body, shoulder injuries and science education. At the University of Oregon, he is a professor of human physiology and the associate dean of the graduate school. Andy is interested in how and why people use their bodies in space, an innate awareness called proprioception. He works with physicians at the Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and physical therapists at Oregon Medical Group to help people overcome connective-tissue injuries to shoulders, arms, wrists, knees and ankles that disrupt vital signaling between limbs and the brain. He also studies how it relates to shoulder impingement, a common condition of adults 45–65 years of age, under a grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Andy can also talk about shoulder injuries in athletes and overuse injuries in workers.


Recent Media:
Pub talk to explore our often-unrecognized sixth sense (Around the O, Oct. 6, 2017)