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Mita Lovalekar is an associate professor in the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition. She is trained as a physician, and has doctoral and master's degrees in Epidemiology. She is an associate-investigator with the Department of Defense and Neuromuscular Research Laboratory research projects, and is involved with study design, data processing, analysis, and interpretation. Lovalekar's research interests include injury epidemiology and surveillance, injury prevention, and chronic disease epidemiology. She teaches Injury Epidemiology (HRS2017).

Professional Associations 

  • Society for Epidemiologic Research 
  • American Public Health Association 
  • American Statistical Association 


Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition


Sports Science
Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science
Sports Medicine