Stuart J. Warden is Associate Dean for Research within the Indiana University (IU) School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and an Associate Professor within the Departments of Physical Therapy (IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences), Anatomy & Cell Biology (IU School of Medicine), and Biomedical Engineering (Purdue University School of Engineering). Dr Warden is also the founding director of the IU Center for Translational Musculoskeletal Research. Dr Warden completed his physiotherapy and PhD degrees at the University of Melbourne before embarking on clinical and research post-doctorates at the Australian Institute of Sport and IU Department of Orthopedic Surgery, respectively. Stuart’s research interests are diverse, and include the study of the normal physiology and healing of connective tissues, including bone, muscle, tendon and ligament. He has particular interest in the study of exercise effects on the skeleton, and has published in leading journals including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, as well as all of the leading sports medicine journals. For his research endeavours, Dr Warden has been awarded funds from the National Institutes of Health and Department of Defense, and he has been the recipient of awards from the American College of Sports Medicine, American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, Orthopaedic Research Society, and Sports Medicine Australia. Dr Warden has contributed to over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and he currently serves as an Section Editor for Current Osteoporosis Reports, Associate Editor for the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions, and Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, and Editorial Board member for Bone, Bone Reports, Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, and Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.