Alvaro N. Gurovich
Alvaro Gurovich, P.T., Ph.D. received his
Physical Therapy degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica de
Chile in 1990 and worked as a clinician for more than 15 years
in different fields such as sports medicine, cardiovascular
rehabilitation, and human performance.
Even though Dr. Gurovich had granted tenure in the School
of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy at Pontificia Universidad
Católica de Valparaíso, he moved to University of Florida where
he received his doctoral degree in Health and Human Performance
in 2010, under Dr. Randy W. Braith mentoring.
Once graduated, he moved to a post-doctoral position at
University of Florida College of Medicine, in the Department of
Physiology and Functional Genomics, under Drs. Judy M.
Muller-Delp and Debbie Scheuer training, where he learned in
vitro and in situ techniques that strengthen his
translational research background.
Dr. Gurovich is an active member of the
American Physical Therapy Association, the American
Physiological Society, the International Society for the
Advancements in Kinanthropometry, and the American College
of Sports Medicine, from which he was granted Fellow member
status in 2010.
In addition, he serves a reviewer in several high impact
journals such as Medicine and Science in Sports and
Exercise, Journal of Applied Physiology, Journal of
Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, and European Heart
Dr. Gurovich has more than 100
peer-reviewed scholarly products, including publications and
abstract presentations; and he has been extremely active
procuring internal and extra-mural grants.
His current lines of research are blood flow
regulation and cardiovascular rehabilitation.
Early 2012, Dr. Gurovich was recruited
by Indiana State University’s Department of Applied Medicine
and Rehabilitation as an Assistant Professor of Physical
Therapy to help building the department’s Physical Therapy
then, he has been an active Faculty member helping move
interprofessional education and our department forward.