Tyler Barker, PhDOffice: 614-366-0912

Dr. Tyler Barker is responsible for supporting, overseeing and directing research and science at the Sports Medicine Research Institute. He has extensive experience in sustained research leadership in sports medicine, orthopedics and other clinical research domains. He enjoys mentoring and training other investigators in clinical research, quality improvement initiatives, and program specific strategies or initiatives. He has chaired multiple scientific review committees in a clinical setting, served as a committee member on an institutional review board since 2011, and is actively involved in national and international orthopedic research programs and initiatives.

Primary Research Areas of Interest

  • Anterior cruciate ligament injury and surgery
  • Post-traumatic osteoarthritis
  • Cytokines in injury and disease
  • Vitamin D
  • Clinical outcomes
  • Precision medicine


  • BS, University of Utah, 2001
  • MS, Kansas State University, 2003
  • PhD, Oregon State University, 2009