Tim C. Sell, PhD, PT

Consulting Associate Professor

Phone: 919-684-4924

Office: 0262 Wallace Building

Email: timothy.sell@duke.edu


Dr. Sell has over 100 publications and has held close to one million dollars in external funding for his research work.

Dr. Sell received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, a Master of Science in Human Movement Science (Biomechanics Focus) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and completed his PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

During his research career, Tim has focused on the role of functional joint stability in the prevention of musculoskeletal injuries; in recovery following injury; and in re-establishing neuromuscular control following surgery.  He has conducted research in many different populations from youth athletes to masters athletes; recreational active individuals to professional athletes; and in military servicemen and women.


  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2004

Recent publications