Michael Duffey

 Michael Duffey


Contact Information

271A Recreation Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802


(fax) 814-865-1275



Ph.D., 2009, Kinesiology, Penn State University
M.S., 1996, Health & Exercise Science, Wake Forest University

Teaching Interests

The relationship between physical activity, health and injury. 

Research Interests

To combine biomechanical analysis of the impact absorbed by the bones with other risk factor information, like diet, total physical activity and smoking, to better understand why stress fractures occur. 


  • Using biomechanical analysis to understand the motions (kinematics) and forces (kinetics) in the golf swing
  • Examining factors that influence golf performance; including physical fitness, athletic ability, and equipment
  • Development of goal-oriented fitness and performance training programs

Selected Publications

Duffey MJ, Challis JH. (In press). A kinematic analysis of the bench press. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

Duffey MJ, Martin DF, Cannon DW, Craven T, Messier SP. (2000). Etiologic factors associated with anterior knee pain in distance runners. Med Sci Sports Exerc. Nov;32(11):1825-32.