Keith Avin, Ph.D., DPT, is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Indiana University. Avin completed his B.S. and M.S. in Kinesiology at the University of Illinois, his Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) at Indiana University, a Ph.D. in Physical Rehabilitation Science at the University of Iowa, and post-doctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh and Indiana University.
His research and training spans the bench-to-bedside divide, with a particular focus on the skeletal muscle changes associated with aging and disease. He is currently engaged in a number of studies combining clinical and research expertise to perform physical performance measures and exercise interventions in studies exploring clinical populations, including individuals with chronic kidney disease. In an effort to translate evidence, Avin is the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy Practice Chair. As chair, he oversees the development of evidence-based documents (EBDs), endorsement of outcome measures for the national PT registry, and dissemination of evidence.