Heather K Vincent

Heather K Vincent

Associate Professor

Department: MD-ORTHOPAEDICS / REHAB
Business Phone: (352) 273-7459
Business Email: hkvincent@ufl.edu

About Heather K Vincent

Heather K. Vincent. Dr. Vincent is the Director of the UF Health Sports Performance Center (SPC), Human Dynamics Laboratory in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. She is an active researcher of the health benefits of exercise, using physical activity to prevent injury and fight diseases like obesity and osteoarthritis. She is active at the national level with organizations like the ACSM, OARSI and AAPMR. Foundation funds, NIH funding and industry have supported her work. Since 2008, the SPC has served people from all over the USA and internationally.

Accomplishments

Elected to OAAA Steering Committee
2020 · Osteoarthritis Action Alliance
Co-Chair, Consumer Outreach Committee
2020 · American College of Sports Medicine
University of Florida Term Professor
2018-2021 · University of Florida
Committee Member, Evidence Committee
2018-2021 · American Academy for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Task Force Member
2017-current · Osteoarthritis Action Alliance Weight Management Task Force
Exemplary Teaching Award
2016-2019 · University of Florida, College of Medicine
Elected to Faculty Senate
2014-2017 · University of Florida
Fellow Status
2014 · American College of Sports Medicine
US Bone and Joint Decade Scholar
2009-2011 · US Bone and Joint Decade

Research Profile

Dr. Vincent is the Director of the Human Performance Laboratory and the Director of the UF Health Sports Performance Center. She is a University Term Professor 2018-2021. Her main clinical research focus is the study of the effects of obesity on joint disease mechanisms such as osteoarthritis, and the development of exercise based interventions to reduce disease pathology, pain and disability. She uses an integrative approach in her research, and combines physiological assessment, biochemical markers, biomechanical measures and patient subjective measures to study these relationships.

In the Sports performance Center, Dr. Vincent oversees the development of numerous health, fitness and motion analysis services. Her main sport foci include running for health and the study of lacrosse. Her specialty for lifestyle change includes the use of exercise and nutrition modification for weight management and health.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0003-2177-1683

Publications

2020 PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation
2019 Current Sports Medicine Reports
2018 International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
2018 Current Sports Medicine Reports
2017 Acsms Health & Fitness Journal
2016 PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation
2015 PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation
2014 Current Sports Medicine Reports
2014 PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation
2014 The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
2013 PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation
2013 European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
2012 PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation
2012 PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation
2012 American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
2012 PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation
2011 PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation
2008 Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
2002 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
1998 American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology

Grants

Sep 2019 ACTIVE
The Effect of Helmets on Concussion and Musculoskeletal Injury in High School Girls Lacrosse
USLACROSSE ·
Mar 2019 ACTIVE
Effect of Helmet Use on Injury Risk and Head Impact Rates in Girls Lacrosse
Natl Op Committee Stds in Athletic Equip ·
Sep 2018 – Jan 2020
The Effect of Helmets on Injury and Player Perceptions in High School Girls' Lacrosse.
USLACROSSE ·
Aug 2018 – Aug 2019
Proof of Action: Foot Device, Balance and Sway, Kinematics of Walking
VILLENCY DESIGN GROUP · Principal Investigator
Dec 2016 – Dec 2017
Contribution of Functional and Motion Factors Related to Lower Body Musculoskeletal Pain and Injury in Lacrosse
USLACROSSE · Principal Investigator
Sep 2015 – Sep 2017
A Patient-Centered Transformative Coaching Approach to
FOU FOR PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATI · Principal Investigator
Aug 2015 – Oct 2017
Incorporating Athletic Trainers into an Orthopaedic Trau
NATA · Principal Investigator
Aug 2015 – May 2019
Locomotor adaptation training to prevent mobility disabi
NATL INST OF HLTH NIA · Project Manager

Education

Postdoctoral Fellowship
2003-2005 · University of Virginia
PhD
1995-1999 · University of Florida
MS
1993-1995 · University of Massachusetts
BS
1987-1991 · University of Massachusetts

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-7459
Emails:
Business:
hkvincent@ufl.edu