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Paul F Beattie, Ph.D.
Arnold School of Public Health
Blatt Physical Education Center
Research and Teaching Interests
Dr. Beattie is interested in determining how findings from spine and brain magnetic resonance imaging relate to the clinical presentation of back pain. His team performs data collection at the McCausland Brain Imaging Center at Richland-Palmetto Hospital and was recently awarded an RO1 grant to assess differences in brain activation during exercise between people who do and do not have current symptoms of pain. His second area of interest relates to the prevention and treatment of lower limb bone stress injuries. His team is currently collaborating with United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) in a prospective cohort study at Fort Jackson in Columbia, SC. This study uses a variety physiologic and behavioral measures to identify individuals at elevated risk for bone stress injury.