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The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

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George Mason University
Science and Technology Campus
Katherine G. Johnson Hall 201E
10890 George Mason Circle
MS 4E5
Manassas, VA 20110

Profile

Dr. Cortes earned his B.S. in Physical Education & Exercise Science from ULHT with a special emphasis in Sports Biomechanics; an M.S. Ed. in Exercise Science with concentration in Clinical Biomechanics; and his Ph.D. in Human Movement Science from Old Dominion University. He has authored his research in refereed journals, and other publications; and has presented regionally, nationally and internationally. Dr. Cortes serves as a manuscript reviewer for several journals, including Journal of Applied Biomechanics, Journal of Athletic Training, Journal of Sports Science.

Research Interests

Biomechanics; Lower Extremity; Biomechanics; Osteoarthritis; Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis; Bioimaging; Diagnostic Ultrasound; Wearable Sensors; Motion Analysis; mTBI; Concussion; Youth; Pediatrics; Injury Prevention;

Recent Publications

For a full and comprehensive list, please consult my CV.

Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts:

  1. *Azevedo, A.M., Oliveira, R., Vaz, J. R., & Cortes, N. (2019) Foot modeling affects ankle sagittal plane kinematics during jump-landing. J Biomech
  2. *Azevedo, A.M., Wei, Q., Oliveira, R., Vaz, J. R., & Cortes, N. (2019) Effect of Two Different Pose Estimation Approaches on Lower Extremity Biomechanics in Professional Dancers. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology
  3. *Pope, J., Helwig, K., Morrison, S., Estep, A., Caswell, S. V., Ambegaonkar, J., & Cortes, N. (2019). Multifactorial Exercise and Dance-Based Interventions are Effective in Reducing Falls Risk in Community Dwelling Older Adults: A Comparison Study. Gait Posture, 70(5): 370-375. IF: 2.347
  4. Kelshaw, P. M., Gould, T. E., Jesunathadas, M., Cortes, N., Caswell, A., Edwards, E. D., & Caswell, S. V. (2019). Laboratory Performance Evaluation of Pristine and Used Headgear for Girls’ Lacrosse. J Appl Biomech, 1-19.
  5. Antoniak, G., Biswas, T., Sikdar, S., Cortes, N., Chun, C., & Bhandawat, V. (2019). Generalized Model of Locomotion. Int Comp Biol, 59, E5-E5.
  6. Caswell, S. V., Kelshaw, P., Lincoln, A. E., Hepburn, L., Dunn, R., & Cortes, N. (2019). Game-Related Impacts in High School Boys’ Lacrosse. Orthop J Sports Med, 7(4): 2325967119835587. IF: N/A
  7. Kerr, Z. Y., Cortes, N., Ambegaonkar, J. P., Caswell, A. M., Prebble, M., Romm, K., & Caswell, S. V. (2019). The Epidemiology of Injuries in Middle School Football, 2015-2017: The Advancing Healthcare Initiatives for Underserved Students Project. Am J Sports Med, 47(4): 933-941. IF: 5.67
  8. Antoniak, G., Biswas, T., Sikdar, S., Cortes, N., Chun, C., & Bhandawat, V. (2019). Spring-loaded inverted pendulum goes through two contraction-extension cycles during the single stance phase of walking. bioRxiv, 509687
  9. Barber Foss, K.D., Yuan, W., Diekfuss, J. A., Leach, J., Meehan, W., DiCesare, C. A., Solomon, G., Schneider, D. K., MacDonald, J., Dudley, J., Cortes, N., Galloway, R., Halstead, M., Walker, G., & Myer, G. D. (2019). Relative head impact exposure and brain white matter alterations after a single season of competitive football: A pilot comparison of youth versus high school football. Clin J Sports Med. IF: 2.224
  10. Kerr, Z. Y., Cortes, N., Ambegaonkar, J. P., Caswell, A. M., Prebble, M., Hallsmith, K. R., & Caswell, S. V. (2018). The epidemiology of injuries in middle school football, 2015-2017: The ACHIEVES Project. Am J Sports Med. IF: 5.673
  11. Azevedo, A. M., Oliveira, R., Vaz, J. R., & Cortes, N. (2019). Professional dancers distinct biomechanical pattern during multidirectional landings. Med Sc Sport Exerc, 51(3):539-547 IF: 4.291

Grants Awarded:

  • Principal Investigator, $216,000 with Potomac Health FoundationPOISED (Precision Outreach Intervention, Screening, Surveillance and Exercise for Falls Prevention) Prince William. Funded 2016. Co-Investigators: S. Caswell, J. Ambegaonkar, and S. Morrison (Old Dominion University)
  • Co-Investigator, $257,000 with Potomac Health Foundation, Middle School ACHIEVES. Funded 2016. PI: S. Caswell. Co-Investigators: J. Ambegaonkar, A. Caswell
  • Co-Principal Investigator, $28,479 with US Lacrosse, Video Analysis and Headgear Evaluation: Phase III. Co-Principal Investigator: Shane Caswell. Funded March 2016
  • Principal Investigator, $248,000 with Potomac Health FoundationPOISED (Precision Outreach Intervention, Screening, Surveillance and Exercise for Falls Prevention) Prince William. Funded 2015. Co-Investigators: S. Caswell, J. Ambegaonkar, and S. Morrison (Old Dominion University)
  • Co-Investigator, $250,000 with Potomac Health Foundation, Middle School ACHIEVES. Funded 2015. PI: S. Caswell. Co-Investigators: J. Ambegaonkar, A. Caswell
  • Co-Principal Investigator, $24,000 with US Lacrosse: Video Analysis and Head Gear Evaluation: Phase II. Principal Investigator: S. Caswell. Funded Summer 2015
  • Co-Principal Investigator, $28,000 with US Lacrosse: Video Analysis and Head Gear Evaluation: Phase I. Principal Investigator: S. Caswell. Funded Summer 2014.
  • Cortes N (Co-I), $1,952,090. Functional Evaluation to Predict Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Injury. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases R01 mechanism. Onate (PI). 2013-2018
  • Cortes, N (PI), $5,000. A preliminary study to understand early development of knee osteoarthrithis. CEHD Seed Grant (2012-2013)
  • Cortes N (Co-PI), $100,000 with The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Higher Education Equipment Trust Fund. "Sports Medicine Assessment, Research & Testing Laboratory Equipment Proposal", Caswell SV (Co-PI). Awarded February 2012
  • Cortes N (Co-PI), $50,000 with The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Higher Education Equipment Trust Fund. "Sports Medicine Assessment, Research & Testing Laboratory Equipment Proposal", Caswell SV (Co-PI). Awarded February 2012
  • Cortes N (PI). Neuromechanical Analysis of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Risk Factors in Female Collegiate Soccer Athletes. Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (SFRH / BD / 28046 / 2006). Equivalent to NIH F31 Pre Doctoral Training. 2006-2010
  • Cortes N (Key Personnel). Diekrager S (PI) Objective Assessment Instrumentation for Manual Therapy Techniques. NCCAM: 1 R43 AT004941-01. 09/2009 - 12/2009.

 

Book Chapters:

  • Caswell, S., Cortes, N., Mitchell, K., Liotta, L., & Petricoin, E. (2015). Development of Nanoparticle-Enabled Protein Biomarker Discovery: Implementation for Saliva-Based Traumatic Brain Injury Detection. In C. F. Streckfus (Ed), Advances in Salivary Diagnostics (pp. 121-129): Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

  • Onate, J. A., & Cortes, N. (2012). Gender Effect of Fatigue on Lower Extremity Kinematics and Kinetics During Athletic Tasks. In F. R. Noyes & S. D. Barber-Westin (Eds.), ACL Injuries in the Female Athlete. Causes, Impacts, and Conditioning Programs (pp. 221-234): Springer.