University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Michael Busa

Director - Center for Human Health & Performance


School or College: 

Institute for Applied Life Sciences


Michael joined IALS as the founding director of the Center for Human Health & Performance having completed two postdoctoral fellowships - one in biomechanics and the other in physical activity monitoring. Michael has wide ranging research experience spanning many domains including: biomechaics, motor control, exercise physiology, and physical activity and health measurement. Michael holds a BS in Engineering from the University of Portland, MS in Exercise Physiology from Eastern Michigan University, PhD in Biomechanics/Motor Control from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and is a Certified Bone Densitometry Technologist. Michael is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology.