In addition to his role in the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science, Dr. Tourville holds a secondary appointment as assistant professor in the McClure Musculoskeletal Research Center in the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation of The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine. He has served as lecturer in the UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences' Athletic Training Program and also as a clinical research specialist and project coordinator for the McClure Musculoskeletal Research Center.
Associate Professor with Tenure
Research and/or Creative Works
07/2015-Present. NIH NIAMS K08AR066729. " Skeletal Muscle Size and Function after ACL Rupture: Predictors of OA Progression" (PI: Tourville)
06/2015-Present. Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Grant. "Will FIFA 11+, an injury prevention program decrease lower extremity injuries in high school athletics?" (PI: Slauterbeck; Co-Investigator Timothy Tourville)
9/2012-2015. NIH RO1 AG-033547. "Skeletal muscle dysfunction in the elderly with acute muscle disuse." (PI: Toth; Key Personnel & Postdoctoral Research Associate: Timothy Tourville)
7/1/12-6/30/13. College of Nursing & Health Sciences Research Incentive Grant. "Effects of a functionally-based sensorimotor exercise intervention on balance, strength, mobility and physical activity in adults with multiple sclerosis." (PI: Kasser; Key Personnel: Timothy Tourville)
6/05-12/11. NIAMS RO1 AR051477. "The relationship between biomarkers of cartilage metabolism and osteoarthritis." (PI: Beynnon; Project Coordinator & Primary Evaluator: Timothy Tourville)
9/7/07-5/31/12. NIH 1 RO1 AR050421-01A2. "A case-control study of ACL injury risk factors". (PI: Beynnon; Key Personnel: Timothy Tourville)
Callahan DM, Tourville TW, Miller MS, Slauterbeck JS, Stevens-Lapsley J, Beynnon BD, Toth MJ. Reduced Rate of Knee Extensor Torque Development in Older Adults With Knee Osteoarthritis is Associated With Intrinsic Muscle Deficits. Experimental Gerontology. 72. 2015:16–21. PMID: 26343257
Callahan DM, Tourville TW, Miller MS, Hackett SB, Sharma H, Cruickshank NC, Slauterbeck JR, Savage PD, Ades PA, Maughan DW, Beynnon BD, Toth MJ. Chronic Disuse and Skeletal Muscle Structure in Older Adults: Sex-Specific Differences and Relationships to Contractile Function. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2015. PMID: 25810256.
Pietrosimone B, Driban JB, Cameron KL, Cattano NM, Blackburn JT, Tourville TW. Osteoarthritis – Not just a disease for the older aged: What generation Y should know about a generation X problem.” Training and Conditioning. March, 2015.
Kasser SL, Jacobs JV, Ford M, Tourville TW. Effects of balance-specific exercises on balance, physical activity and quality of life in adults with multiple sclerosis: a pilot investigation. Disabil Rehabil. 2015:1-12. PMID: 25738911.
Sturnick DR, Vacek PM, DeSarno MJ, Gardner-Morse MG, Tourville TW, Slauterbeck JR, Johnson RJ, Shultz SJ, Beynnon BD. Combined Anatomic Factors Predicting Risk of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury for Males and Females. Am J Sports Med. 2015. PMID: 25583759.
Sturnick DR, Van Gorder R, Vacek PM, DeSarno MJ, Gardner-Morse MG, Tourville TW, Slauterbeck JR, Johnson RJ, Shultz SJ, Beynnon BD. Tibial articular cartilage and meniscus geometries combine to influence female risk of anterior cruciate ligament injury. J Orthop Res. 32(11):1487-94, 2014. PMID: 25099246
Callahan DM, Miller MS, Sweeny AP, Tourville TW, Slauterbeck JR, Savage PD, Maugan DW, Ades PA, Beynnon BD, Toth MJ. Chronic muscle disuse alters skeletal muscle contractile function at the molecular and cellular levels in humans in a sex-specific manner. Journal of Physiology. 592(20): 4555-73, 2014. PMID: 25038243
Beynnon BD, Vacek PM, Newell MK, Tourville TW, Smith HC, Shultz SJ, Slauterbeck JR, Johnson RJ. The Effects of Level of Competition, Sport, and Sex on the Incidence of First-Time Noncontact Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 42(8): 1806-1812, 2014. PMID: 25016012
Sturnick DR, Argentieri EC, Vacek PM, DeSarno MJ, Gardner-Morse MG; Tourville TW, Slauterbeck JR, Johnson RJ, Shultz SJ, Beynnon BD. A decreased volume of medial tibial spine is associated with an increased risk of suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury for males but not females. Journal of Orthopedic Research, 32(11):1451-7, 2014. PMID: 24962098.
Whitney DC, Sturnick DR, Vacek PM, DeSarno MJ, Gardner-Morse M, Tourville TW, Smith HC, Slauterbeck JR, Johnson RJ, Shultz SJ, Hashemi J, Beynnon BD. Relationship Between the Risk of Suffering a First-Time Noncontact ACL Injury and Geometry of the Femoral Notch and ACL: A Prospective Cohort Study With a Nested Case-Control Analysis. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 42(8): 1796-1805, 2014. PMID: 24866891
Beynnon BD, Hall JS, Sturnick DR, DeSarno MJ, Gardner-Morse M, Tourville TW, Smith HC, Slauterbeck JR, Shultz SJ, Johnson RJ, Vacek PM. Increased slope of the lateral tibial plateau subchondral bone is associated with greater risk of noncontact ACL injury in females but not in males: A prospective cohort study with a nested, matched case-control analysis. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 42(5):1039-48, 2014. PMID: 24590006.
Tourville TW, Jarrell KM, Naud S, Slauterbeck JS, Johnson RJ, Beynnon BD. Relationship between isokinetic strength and tibiofemoral joint space width changes following ACL reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 42(2): 302-311, 2014. PMID: 24275860
Beynnon BD, Vacek PM, Sturnick DR, Holterman LA, Gardner-Morse M, Tourville TW, Smith HC, Slauterbeck JR, Johnson RJ, Shultz SJ. Geometric profile of the tibial plateau cartilage surface is associated with the risk of non-contact anterior cruciate ligament injury. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 32(1): 61-68, 2014. PMID: 24123281
Tourville TW, Johnson RJ, Slauterbeck JR, Naud S, Beynnon BD. Assessment of early tibiofemoral joint space width changes after anterior cruciate ligament injury and reconstruction: a matched case-control study. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 41(4): 769-778, 2013. PMID: 23460333
Tourville TW, Johnson RJ, Slauterbeck JR, Naud S, Beynnon BD. Relationship Between Markers of Type II Collagen Metabolism and Tibiofemoral Joint Space Width Changes After ACL Injury and Reconstruction. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 41(4): 779-787, 2013. PMID: 23423314
Tourville TW, Smith HC, Shultz SJ, Vacek PM, Slauterbeck JR, Johnson RJ, Beynnon BD. “Reliability of a New Stabilized Dynamometer System for the Evaluation of Hip Strength.” Sports Health: A Multidiscipilinary Approach. 5(2): 129-136. 2012. PMID: 24427380
Goetschius J, Smith HC, Vacek PM, Holterman LA, Shultz SJ, Tourville TW, Slauterbeck JR, Johnson RJ, Beynnon BD. “Application of a Clinic-Based Algorithm as a Tool to Identify Female Athletes at Risk for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: A Case-Control Study.” American Journal of Sports Medicine. 40(9):1978-84, 2012. PMID: 22879400
Smith HC, Johnson RJ, Shultz SJ, Tourville TW, Holterman LA, Slauterbeck J, Vacek PM, Beynnon BD. “A Prospective Evaluation of the Landing Error Scoring System (LESS) as a Screening Tool for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Risk.” American Journal of Sports Medicine. 40(3): 521-526, 2012. PMID: 22116669
Slauterbeck JR, Kousa P, Clifton BC, Naud S, Tourville TW, Johnson RJ, Beynnon BD. Geographic mapping of meniscus and cartilage lesions associated with anterior cruciate ligament injuries. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (Am). 91(9):2094-103, 2009. PMID: 19723985
Tourville TW, Connolly DAJ, Reed BV. The effects of sensory-level high-volt pulsed electrical current on delayed onset muscle soreness. Journal of Sports Sciences. 24(9): 941-949, 2006. PMID: 16882628
Johnson RJ, Tourville TW, Beynnon BD. Rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: The Vermont protocol. Acta Clinica (pl). 5(3): 213-224, 2006.
Vela L, Tourville TW, Hertel J. Physical examination of the acutely injured ankle: an evidence-based approach. Athletic Therapy Today. 8(5): 13-19, 2003.
Reviews (Journal and Grant)
- Journal of Athletic Training
- Journal of Orthopedic Research
- Sports Health
- Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
- American Journal of Sports Medicine
- National Athletic Trainers Association Research and Education Foundation
- Eastern Athletic Trainers Association
Awards and Recognition
- Recipient, National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Research and Education Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Award (2014)
- Recipient, McClure Award for Excellence in Research, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation (2011, 2012, 2013)
- Recipient, Excellence in Athletic Training Award, Vermont Association of Athletic Trainers (2013)
Associations and Affiliations
- Orthopedic Research Society (ORS), Member (2010-Present)
- Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI), Member (2006-Present)
- American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Member (2001-Present)
- National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Member (1998-Present)
- Vermont Association of Athletic Trainers (VAAT), Member (1998-Present)
- National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), Member (1998-Present)
Areas of Expertise and/or Research
- Treatment of post-traumatic osteoarthritis and chronic disease with therapeutic exercise and its relationship with changes in biochemical, biomechanical, MRI, clinical- and patient-oriented outcomes
- Osteoarthritis imaging (radiographic and MRI) and biomarker evaluation
- Effectiveness of surgical techniques and rehabilitation following orthopaedic injuries
- Physical activity as it relates to the prevention, evaluation, and rehabilitation of orthopaedic injuries
- Post-doc: Cellular-Level Skeletal Muscle Physiology; University of Vermont
- Ph.D., Clinical and Translational Science; University of Vermont
- M.Ed., Exercise Science; University of Vermont
- B.S., Sports Medicine/Athletic Training; Keene State College
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