Dai Sugimoto, PhD is Associate Director of Clinical Research at The Micheli Center, research technologist at Boston Children’s Hospital Division of Sports Medicine, and Instructor at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Sugimoto received his undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin La-Crosse in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in exercise and sports science with athletic training. As an athletic training student, he interned with the New Orleans Saints and Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he became a certified athletic trainer (ATC) and worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Lakeland College (Sheboygan, WI) and University of Rhode Island. After completing his master’s degree from the University of Rhode Island in 2003, he served as a head athletic trainer at Seton Hill University for two years. He then received an appointment as head athletic trainer and adjunct faculty member from the Exercise Science and Sports Studies program at Lakeland College in 2005.
In 2009, Dr. Sugimoto joined a research group at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Division of Sports Medicine in Cincinnati, OH as a research assistant. His primary role at the hospital was to provide injury prevention interventions at local secondary schools in Boone County, KY. At the same time, he was working toward a degree in the rehabilitation science doctoral program at the University of Kentucky. In 2013, he graduated from University of Kentucky with a PhD. During this process, he received the Clint Thompson award (2nd runner-up) from the Journal of Athletic Training. One of the studies Dr. Sugimoto co-authored won the systematic review award from the American Journal of Sports Medicine in 2012. Another study authored by Dr. Sugimoto won the systematic review award from the British Journal of Sports Medicine in 2015 and was featured by Fox News. After two years of post-doctoral training at The Micheli Center and Boston Children’s Hospital Division of Sports Medicine, he received an Instructor appointment from Harvard Medical School in 2015.