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Curriculum Vitae

Daniel O. Schmitt

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Duke Box 90383, Durham, NC 27708
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Education:

  • MS, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1995

  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1995

  • BS, Yale University, 1987


Areas of Interest

Functional Anatomy
Biomechanics
Orthopedics


Professional Service

  Service as Departmental Officer
  • Chair, 2007 - January 08, 2010

  • Director of Graduate Studies, 2004 - 2007 & 2010-2012

  Departmental Committees/Service

  • BAA Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 2004 - present

  • Graduate Student advising, 1997 - present

  • Biology/EA Commputer Committee, 2007 - 2013

  • BAA Seminar Series Committee

  • Graduate Student advising

  University Committees/Service

  • Primate Genomics Initiative, Co-Director; Chair of Steering Committee, 2008 - 2012

  • Library Council, Member, 2012 - present

  • First Year Academinc Promotions Committee Duke Medical School, Member, 2012 - present

  • Medical School Curriculum Committee, Member, 2012 - present

  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Alternate Member, 2012

  • Director's Board Duke Lemur Center, Member, 2006 - present

  • Academic Council Duke University, Member, 2010 - 2012

  • Medical Center Promotions Committee, Chairman, 2006 - 2010

  • University Curriculum Committee, 2006 - 2007

  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, 2005 - 2007

  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Primary Member, 2004 - 2007

  • AALAC Task Force, University Representative, 2006

  • Basic Medical Sciences Faculty Steering Committee, 2005 - 2010

  Service to the Professional Community

  Journals/Volumes Refereed

  • Science Magazine. 2012, Science Magazine, 2012 - present
  • Current Anthropology, 2006 - present
  • Journal of Neurophysiology, 2006 - present
  • Clinical Anatomy, 2005 - present
  • Arthritis and Rheumatism, 2005 - present
  • Journal of Biomechanics, 2005 - present
  • Journal of Experimental Biology, 2005 - present
  • Review grants for NSF, NGS, LSB Leakey Foundation, 2000 - present
  • Journal of Human Evolution, 1998 - present
  • American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 1994 - present


Lectures

  Invited Lectures:

  • Evolutionary perspectives on the mechanics of locomotion: What selective pressures tells us about how to get someone to walk again., Duke University Neurobiology, October, 2012

  • Innovations in team-oriented approaches to medical education, training, and research., University of Alberta, September, 2012

  • Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Anatomy and Musculoskeletal Health., September, 2012

  • Mechanical, energetic, and neural control determinants of locomotor performance in mammals: implications for evolution, athletics, and pathology., Northeastern Ohio School of Medicine, June, 2012

  • Mechanical, energetic, and neural control determinants of locomotor performance in mammals: implications for evolution, athletics, and pathology, Northeast Ohio School of Medicine, June, 2012

  • Evolution and health: Using animal models and an evolutionary perspective to understand bone and joint disease, James Madison university, April, 2012

  • Biomechanics in the trees: A primate perspective on limb mechanics and its implications for basic and clinical sciences, Florida International University, 2010

  • Evolution, Obesity, and Arthritis: Understanding human musculoskeletal health from an evolutionary perspective, Duke Global Health, Duke University, 2009

  • Gait mechanics in primates and nonprimates: Have primates changed the rules?, Royal Veterinary College, University of London. Hertfordshire, U.K., 9 January 2006

  • Evolution and Arthritis: Understanding the relationship between posture, anatomy, and joint loading, Orthopedic Grand Rounds, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., March 30, 2005

  • The Evolution of Human Locomotion: Implications for Understanding Normal and Pathological Gait, Department of Biology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg VA, March 01, 2005

  • Gait mechanics in primates and nonprimates: Have primates changed the rules?, Interdepartement Program in Anthropological Sciences. Stony Brook University. Stony Brook, NY., 2004

  • Evolutionary transitions in limb function: The origin of primates and the origin of bipedalism, Invited seminar of the Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, March 1, 2003


Publications (listed separately)

Students Mentored

  Postdocs Mentored

  • Roxanne Larsen, (2012-0000)
  • Angel Zeininger, (2012-0000)
  • Karyne Rabey, (2012-0000)
  • Charlottte Miller, (2010 - present)
  • Sara Doyle, (2009 - present)

  Ph.D. Students Supervised
  • Michael Granatosky, (2009-0000)

  Graduate Students Mentored
  • Marisa E Macias, (2010 - present)
  • Nichelle D. Reed, (2010 - present)
  • Kari L. Allen, (2009-0000)
  • Randall T. Ford, (2002-2007)
  • Lap-Ki Chan, (1994-1996)
  • Michael Black, (1996-2004)
  • Natalia Rybczynski, (1998-2002)
  • Kai-Jung Chi, (1999-2005)
  • Matthew Oneill, (2002-2008)
  • Ruth Steel, (2007 - present)
  • Megan P. Wilson, (2007 - present)
  • Terry L. Mitchell, (2002 - 2008)
  • Catherine C. Workman, (2005-0000)

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