Javier Rey-Rosa

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Javier Rey-Rosa

Javier Rey-Rosa

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Why did you choose the College of Health at OSU to pursue your studies?

The College of Health at OSU stood out to me because of the variety of opportunities it provides, including research, experiential learning and volunteering. I also liked the pre-therapy and allied health option because it provides hands-on experience in multiple health care professions and prepares you for graduate school.

What sparked your interest in health?

I’ve always believed that living a healthy lifestyle is paramount to all other areas of life, such as mental health and one’s ability to work. Specifically, I grew up playing soccer and a variety of other sports and I always remember being drawn to how injuries occur and how they could be prevented.

Why are you interested in research?

Research provides a unique opportunity for me to explore my interests while contributing to scientific development that can positively impact entire communities. Researching in the field of health can provide solutions and create awareness for different health problems and disparities.

What research will you be working on and with whom?

My research will focus on the biomechanics of landing and movement in recreationally active individuals with and without chronic ankle instability under the mentorship of Dr. Cathleen Crowell.

What are your future career and/or academic plans?

My future career plans are to attend medical school to become an orthopedic surgeon or doctor of sports medicine. In my eyes, restoring movement and reducing pain in someone in such a short amount of time makes orthopedic surgery uniquely impactful.


The Healthy Discoveries undergraduate research program is made possible with the generous support of the Patricia Valian Reser Fund for Experiential Learning.