Robyn K Fuchs, Ph.D., M.S., FACSM, is an associate professor and the director of research in the Department of Physical Therapy. Fuchs also holds an adjunct associate professor appointment in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the IU School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the role of exercise and pharmaceutical agents on the pediatric skeleton using clinical and animal models. She completed her Ph.D. at Oregon State University where she published the first randomized controlled exercise trial in children to evaluate the bone response to high-impact exercise. Thereafter she completed a clinical post-doctorate at the University of California Davis, and went on to complete a basic science post-doctorate at Indiana University School of Medicine in the area of Bone Biology.
Fuchs is recognized nationally and internationally for her research examining the effects of exercise on the pediatric skeleton, and has received funding from federal agencies. She has contributed to over 50 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, and has provided peer-review services for several journals. Fuchs has taught Clinical Pathophysiology and Pharmacology within the Doctor of Physical Therapy program for over eight years.