Dean Docherty is known in the field of kinesiology for her research on ankle instability.
Carrie Docherty, PhD, professor and executive associate dean of the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (SPH-B) has been elected fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK). The NAK was founded in 1926 to "encourage and promote the study and educational applications of the art and science of human movement and physical activity."
"It is such an honor to be named a fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology," says Dr. Docherty. "This is certainly a highlight of my career, and I feel so fortunate to be included in such a prolific group of scholars and educators."
Dean Docherty was nominated by Dr. Douglas Casa, chief executive officer of the Korey Stringer Institute and director of Athletic Training Education at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Casa says, "Carrie will be inducted as a Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology in September 2021. It is a great honor to be named a fellow of NAK because only 200 individuals are fellows at any given time. The NAK honors the best in the field of kinesiology in areas such as biomechanics, exercise physiology, sports medicine, motor learning, pedagogy, sport management, and sport history. The NAK is lucky to have someone of Carrie's background and qualifications join its ranks."
"The National Academy of Kinesiology is an elite group with very limited membership," says SPH-B Dean David Allison. "The NAK states that 'Fellows are elected and inducted into the Academy for their continuing and outstanding contributions to the field of kinesiology,' We are proud that Dean Docherty's wisdom and leadership have been recognized by this national group, just as we recognize them here at IU. Professor Docherty and our Department of Kinesiology are leading lights in this important domain of exercise science, sport, fitness, and physical activity."
Dean Docherty is an accomplished scholar and educator in the field of kinesiology and athletic training. She has served in leadership roles in the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, the Fellows Committee for the National Athletic Trainers Association, and the International Ankle Consortium Executive Board. She is internationally recognized for her research on the assessment and prevention of ankle instability. Dean Docherty has pioneered the development of patient-reported outcome measures to provide a more objective means of identifying individuals with chronic ankle instability. More recently, she has investigated the long-term consequences of these injuries and their impact on health-related quality of life.