AOSSM Welcomes Lynette Craft, PhD as Sr. Director of Research and Health Policy
The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is pleased to announce the addition of Lynette Craft, PhD as Senior Director of Research and Health Policy to its professional team. Research and Knowledge Discovery are at the foundation of AOSSM’s mission and vision and serve as cornerstones of the recently approved Strategic Plan. Under Dr. Craft’s leadership, AOSSM is positioned to take its Research agenda to new heights.
"We are thrilled to welcome someone with Dr. Craft’s background and expertise to our team,” said AOSSM President Mark Miller, MD. “Since our founding in 1972, AOSSM has been committed to robust Research opportunities and partnerships with the goal of improving patient outcomes. Under Dr. Craft’s guidance, our Research program is poised to accomplish our goals for years to come.”
Dr. Craft has been deeply engaged in the field of sports medicine for over 20 years. She previously served as Chief Science Officer at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and prior to that, served in research positions within academic medical institutions. While in academia, Dr. Craft was active in research, having contributed to numerous scholarly presentations, peer-reviewed publications and successful grant applications. During this time, she also was involved with sports medicine teams as a sport performance consultant.
“Being part of AOSSM – a global sports medicine organization that is focused on health and well-being across the lifespan of active individuals – is an extraordinary opportunity,” said Craft. “I am excited to work with a Society that values research as a key component of its strategic plan and look forward to furthering the mission of the Society through research initiatives.”
Dr. Craft was awarded a PhD in Kinesiology from Michigan State University, an MS is Exercise Science from Arizona State University, and a BS in Psychology with a minor in Biology from Indiana University. She will be responsible for overseeing AOSSM’s scientific activities and implementing the research components of the strategic plan, which include supporting a diverse agenda of grants programs and funded initiatives such as the multi-center research program awarded in celebration of AOSSM’s 50th anniversary. Dr. Craft also will work with the AOSSM Research Committee to identify emerging opportunities, financial resources and mentor groups to further AOSSM-led research endeavors. In addition, she will be instrumental in expanding and building new partnerships to create and disseminate clinical guidelines relevant to sports or other injuries and facilitate access to the outcomes of this evidence-based research to guide patient care.
Learn More About AOSSM Research
Research is critical to the profession’s continued growth as it supports the development of knowledge, innovative methods, systems, and other appropriate interventions for advancing sports medicine.See Our Research Agenda