UW-Madison Department of Kinesiology - David Bell

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Dr. David Robert Bell

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Dr. David Robert Bell

Assistant Professor
Kinesiology
Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP)

2031 Gymnasium-Natatorium  binoculars icon
2000 Observatory Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
Office: 608/265-2891

drbell2@wisc.edu
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Personal Biography

Dr. David Bell is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Kinesiology and Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Dr. Bell earned his B.A. and PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2001 & 2010) and his Master’s Degree from the University of Virginia in 2002. He teaches in the Athletic Training Program and serves as the director of the Wisconsin Injury in Sport Laboratory. His research is focused on identifying risk factors for knee injury including neuromuscular asymmetries and sport specialization. Additionally, he is focused on improving outcomes after knee surgery including refining rehabilitation strategies, return to activity guidelines, and risk factors for second ACL injuries. He has athletic training clinical experience at the Division I and II levels as well as high school clinic outreach. He has over 30 peer-reviewed publications and 70 abstract presentations. His work has been funded by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association, the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, and the American College of Sports Medicine. He received the 2017 New Investigator Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation.


Education

Ph D, Interdisciplinary Program of Human Movement Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

M Ed, Masters of Education, Athletic Training
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

BA, Exercise and Sports Science, Athletic Training (CAAHEP Accredited Program)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina


 

 

Research Interests

Injury Prevention, ACL reconstruction, Sport Specialization, Musculoskeletal injury risk factors

Creative Works

  • Landing Error Scoring System Application for iPad
    Scope: International
    Date: 2014
    Contributors:
    • Bell, David

Grants and Sponsorships

  • 2015-2017 - "Changes In Landing Mechanics And Balance In Acl Reconstructed Patients," Awarded By: National Athletic Trainer's Association Research and Education Foundation, Sponsor Type: Private, David Bell; Stephanie Kulow; Eric Post; Scott Hetzel.
  • 2015-2016 - "An Analysis Of Sport Specialization In The High School Setting And Its Effect On Lower Extremity Biomechanics," Awarded By: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Sponsor Type: Private, Alison Brooks, Co-Principal; David Bell, Co-Principal.
  • 2015-2016 - "The Prevalence Of Sport Specialization In Youth Athletes By Age, Gender, And Sport," Awarded By: Sports Medicine Classic Fund, Sponsor Type: University of Wisconsin-Madison, David Bell; Alison Brooks.
  • 2013-2015 - "Risk Factors For Lower Extremity Injury In Physically Active Youth: A Prospective Pilot Study," Awarded By: UW School of Education Bridge Funding, Sponsor Type: University of Wisconsin-Madison, David Bell.
  • 2013-2014 - "The Effect Of Exertion And Landing Force Asymmetry," Awarded By: Wisconsin Athletic Trainers' Association, Sponsor Type: State, David Bell, Principal; Anthony Pennuto, Supporting.
  • 2012-2014 - "Landing Error Scoring System Application For The Iphone/ipad," Awarded By: Virginia Horne Henry Fund for Women’s Physical Education, Sponsor Type: University of Wisconsin-Madison, David Bell.
  • 2011-2013 - "The Biomechanics And Reliability Of The Overhead Squat Test," Awarded By: Wisconsin Athletic Trainers Association, Sponsor Type: State, David Bell, Principal; M.E. Olson.
  • 2012-2013 - "Jump Landing Mechanics And Balance In Individuals With Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction," Awarded By: Fall Competition, Sponsor Type: University of Wisconsin-Madison, David Bell.
  • 2011-2013 - "Clinical And Outcome Measures In Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructed Individuals," Awarded By: Sports Medicine Classic, Sponsor Type: University of Wisconsin-Madison, David Bell, Principal.
  • 2011-2012 - "Biomechanics Of The Overhead Squat In Females With Medial Knee Displacement," Awarded By: Virginia Horne Henry Fund for Women's Physical Education, Sponsor Type: University of Wisconsin-Madison, David Bell, Principal.
  • Amount: $1,500.00, "Coach Knowledge Of Sport Volume Recommendations And Attitudes And Beliefs Towards Sport Specialization.," Awarded By: Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association, .
  • Amount: $30,500.00, "Physical Activity After Knee Injury: The Paaki Study," Awarded By: Virginia Horne Henry Fund, Sponsor Type: University of Wisconsin-Madison, David Bell.
  • Amount: $20,000.00, "Knowledge Of Sport Volume Recommendations And Attitudes And Beliefs Towards Sport Specialization," Awarded By: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine-American College of Sports Medicine, .
  • "The Effect Of Fear On Neuromuscular Control During Clinical Tests Following Acl Reconstruction," Awarded By: Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association, Sponsor Type: Private, David Bell, Principal; Stephanie Trigsted, Co-Principal.

Publications

  • Trigsted, S.M., Post, E.G., & Bell, D. (in press). Associations between Fear of Re-injury and Jump Landing Mechanics in ACL Reconstructed Individual. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Brooks, A., Peterson, K., Biese, K., Sanfilippo, J., Heiderscheit, B.C., & Bell, D. (2016). Concussion Increases Risk of Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Injury after Return-to-Play among Collegiate Athletes. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 44(3), 742-747.
  • Post, E.G., Thein-Nissenbaum, J., Stiffler, M.R., Brooks, A., Sanfilippo, J., Trigsted, S., Heiderscheit, B., McGuine, T., & Bell, D. (in press). High School Sport Specialization Patterns of Current Division I Athletes. Sports Health.
  • Bell, D., Trigsted, S.M., Post, E.G., & Walden, C.E. (2016). Hip Strength in Patients with Quadriceps Strength Deficits after ACL Reconstruction. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise. 48(10), 1886-1892.
  • Bell, D., Pennuto, A.P., & Trigsted, S.M. (2016). The effect of exertion and sex on landing force parameters and mechanics. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 30(6), 1661-1669.
  • Bell, D., Post, E.G., Trigsted, S.M., Hetzel, S., McGuine, T.A., & Brooks, A. (2016). The Prevalence of Sport Specialization in High School Athletics: A Single Year Observational Study. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 44(6), 1469-1474.
  • Post, E.G., Olson, M.E., Trigsted, S.M., Hetzel, S., & Bell, D. (in press). The reliability and discriminative ability of the overhead squat test for observational screening of medial knee displacement. Journal of Sport Rehabilatiation.
  • Trigsted, S.M., Post, E.G., & Bell, D. (in press). Landing Mechanics during Single Hop for Distance following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Stiffler, M., Pennuto, A.P., Smith, M.D., Olson, M., & Bell, D. (2015). Range of Motion, Postural Alignment, and LESS Score Differences of Those with and without Excessive Medial Knee Displacement. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. 25(1), 61-66.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Mauntel, T., Post, E.G., Padua, D.A., & Bell, D. Sex differences during an overhead squat assessment. Unpublished Manuscript, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 31(4), 244-249.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Bell, D., Blackburn, J.T., Hackney, A.C., Marshall, S.W., Beutler, A.I., & Padua, D.A. (2014). Jump landing biomechanics and knee laxity change across the menstrual cycle in females with ACL reconstruction. Journal of Athletic Training. 49(2), 154-162.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Bell, D., Smith, M.D., Olson, M.E., Stiffler, M.R., & Pennuto, A.P. (2014). Jump landing mechanics after ACL reconstruction: A Landing Error Scoring System Study. Journal of Athletic Training. 49(4), 435-441.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Bell, D., Sanfilippo, J., Binkley, N., & Heiderscheit, B. (2014). Lean Mass Asymmetry Influences Force and Power Asymmetry During Jumping in Collegiate Athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 28(4), 884-891.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Bell, D., Sanfilippo, J.L., Helwig, D., & Heiderscheit, B.C. (2014). Sport Science and the Health Care Professional: The Benefits of Collaboration. Athletic Training and Sports Health Care.
  • Bell, D., Trigsted, S.M., Pennuto, A.P., Stiffler, M.R., & Smith, M.D. (2014). Squatting mechanics in people with and without ACL Reconstruction: the influence of graft type. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 42(12), 2979-2987.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Smith, M.D., & Bell, D. (2013). Negative effects on postural control after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction as measured by the balance error scoring system. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 22(3), 224-228.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Cruz, A., Bell, D., McGrath, M., Blackburn, J.T., Padua, D., & Herman, D. (2013). The effects of three jump landing tasks on kinetic and kinematic measures: implications for ACL injury research. Research in Sports Medicine. 21(4), 330-342.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Frank, B.S., Bell, D., Norcross, M.F., Goerger, B.M., Blackburn, J.T., & Padua, D.A. (2013). Trunk and hip biomechanics influence anterior cruciate loading mechanisms in physically active participants. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 41(11), 2627-2683.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Bell, D., Oates, D.C., Clark, M.A., & Padua, D.A. (2013). Two- and 3-Dimensional Knee Valgus Are Reduced After an Exercise Intervention in Young Adults With Demonstrable Valgus During Squatting. Journal of Athletic Training. 48(4), 422-449.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Bell, D., Blackburn, J.T., Norcross, M.F., Ondrak, K.S., Hudson, J.D., Hackney, A.C., & Padua, D.A. (2012). Estrogen and Muscle Stiffness have a Negative Relationship in Females. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 20(2), 361-267.
  • Macrum, E.C., Bell, D., Boling, M.C., Lewek, M.D., & Padua, D.A. (2012). Limiting Ankle Dorsiflexion Range of Motion Alters Lower Extremity Kinematics and Muscle Activation Patterns during a Squat. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 21, 144-150.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Padua, D.A., Bell, D., & Clark, M.A. (2012). Neuromuscular characteristics of individuals displaying excessive medial knee displacement. Journal of Athletic Training. 47(5), 525-536.
  • Bell, D., Vesci, B.J., DiStefano, L.J., Guskiewicz, K.M., Hirth, C.J., & Padua, D.A. (2012). Muscle activity and flexibility in individuals with medial knee displacement during the overhead squat. Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. 4(3), 117-125.
  • Bell, D., Padua, D.A., Clark, M.A., & Guskiewicz, K.M. (2011). Systematic review of the Balance Error Scoring System. Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach. 3(3), 287-295.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Bell, D., Blackburn, J.T., Ondrak, K.S., Hackney, A.C., Hudson, J.D., Norcross, M.F., & Padua, D.A. (2011). The effects of oral contraceptive use on muscle stiffness across the menstrual cycle. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. 21(6), 467-473.
  • Kucera, K., Marshall, S.W., Bell, D., DiStefano, M.D., Goerger, C., & Oyama, S. (2011). Validity of a national web-based sports injury surveillance system. Journal of Athletic Training. 46(5), 489-499.
    Online Publication/Abstract
    Abstract: Winner of the 2011 Journal of Athletic Training Kenneth L. Knight Award for Outstanding Research Manuscript
  • Blackburn, J.T., Bell, D., Norcross, M.F., Hudson, J.D., & Kimsey, M.H. (2009). Sex comparison of hamstring structural and material properties: Implications for anterior cruciate ligament injury. Clinical Biomechanics. 24(1), 65-70.
  • Blackburn, J.T., Bell, D., Norcross, M.F., Hudson, J.D., & Engstrom, L.A. (2009). Comparison of hamstring neuromechanical properties between healthy males and females and the influence of musculotendinous stiffness. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 19(5), e362-369.
  • Bell, D., Padua, D.A., & Clark, M.A. (2008). Muscle strength and flexibility characteristics of people displaying excessive medial knee displacement. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 89(7), 1323-1328.
  • Bell, D., Pfeiffer, K.A., Cadmus-Bertram, L., Trigsted, S.M., Kelly, A., Post, E., Cook, D., Dunn, W., Hart, J., & Kuenze, C. (in press). Objectively Measured Physical Activity in Patients after ACL Reconstruction. American Journal of Sports Medicine.
  • Stiffler, M., Bell, D., Sanfilippo, J.L., Hetzel, S.J., Pickett, K.A., & Heiderscheit, B.C. (in press). Star Excursion Balance Test Anterior Asymmetry is Associated with Injury Status in Division I Collegiate Athletes. JOSPT.
  • Post, E., Trigsted, S., Riekena, J., Hetzel, S., McGuine, T., Brooks, A., & Bell, D. (in press). The Association of Sports Specialization and Training Volume with Injury History in Youth Athletes. American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Presentations

  • Bell, D. (2016, November 13). Prevalence and Consequences of Early Sport Specialization Among Adolescent Athletes, Illinois Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting, Lisle, IL.
  • Bell, D. (2016, April 21). Prevalence and Consequences of Early Sport Specialization Among Adolescent Athletes, Michigan State University Visiting Scholar, East Lansing, MI.

Public Service

  • Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association Research Assistance Committee
    Dates of Membership: 2015 - Pres.
  • Committee Member.

Awards and Honors

  • New Investigator Award
    Organization: NATA Research & Education Foundation
    Date(s): 2017

Memberships

  • Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society (PRiSM)
    Position Held: Sport Specialization Research Interest Group, Scope of Organization: International, Member Since: 2015
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
    Member Since: 2008
  • National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA)
    Member Since: 2000

The following is a representative sample of media contributions.

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