RSD Graduate, Lentz, named Co-Chief Fellow at Duke University

Trevor Lentz at the 12th Annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium

Trevor Lentz, PT, Ph.D., a recent graduate of the Rehabilitation Science program, will be the co-Chief Fellow at Duke University.

Lentz and Angela Lowenstern, MD, will be the co-Chief fellows for the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) Fellowship team for the 2018-2019 academic year. Beginning in July, they will step into the positions.

Lentz received a bachelor’s of exercise science and a master’s of physical therapy from the University of Florida. He was a physical therapist at the UF Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute before leaving in 2014 to pursue a research career. Last year, he received his Ph.D. in rehabilitation science and Master of Public Health in management and policy from UF.

Lentz has clinical practice expertise in rehabilitation following orthopedic injury and surgery as well as in sports rehabilitation. His research focuses on outcomes prediction following orthopedic surgery and other musculoskeletal pain-related treatments, with an emphasis on identifying key psychological factors that influence patient-reported outcomes and healthcare utilization.

Since August, Lentz has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the DCRI. He lives in Cary with his wife, Kristen, daughters Madeline and Emma, and two dogs named Duke and Rosie.

“DCRI’s Fellowship Program provides a wonderful opportunity for cross-disciplinary education, collaboration, and innovation,” he said. “I look forward to working with leaders of the program over the next year to build upon its many strengths.”