Janet Yu-Yahiro

janet yu-yahiroJanet Yu-Yahiro, PhD, is the director Orthopaedic Research at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. In this role, she helps to facilitate research conducted by the residents, fellows and attending surgeons in the Department of Orthopaedics.

Dr. Yu-Yahiro has published more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Age and Aging, Archives of Internal Medicine, Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, and Osteoporosis International. She regularly presents her research at meetings of professional societies, on topics ranging from “the effectiveness of pre-season functional movement screening in predicting injuries in collegiate-level female cross country runners” to “comparison of bone turnover markers in hip fracture patients vs. matched non-fractured controls during the 12-months post-hip fracture.” Dr. Yu-Yahiro is a fellow of the Orthopaedic Research Society, and she is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Physiological Society.

Her PhD in physiology is from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and her Master of Science degree in exercise physiology is from the University of Maryland.

Research Interests

Dr. Yu-Yahiro’s research interests include

  • Bone metabolism
  • Recovery from hip fracture
  • Interventions, including exercise, to improve recovery after hip fracture.

Selected Research

Mechanics and Performance of Traceable Ultra-High Molecular-Weight Polyethylene Implants

Dr. Yu-Yahiro is a site principal investigator for this study. This study is intended to examine the clinical performance of first- and second-generation highly cross-linked polyethylene in hip and knee arthroplasty.  

Recovery from Hip Fracture (Baltimore Hip Studies)

Dr. Yu-Yahiro has served in various roles, including principal investigator, co-investigator and subcontractor, for a series of studies known as the Baltimore Hip Studies. These studies have focused on identifying strategies to enhance recovery after hip fracture and examining changes in muscle and bone that occur during recovery from hip fracture.

View Dr. Yu-Yahiro’s publications on PubMed.

  • Research Areas
  • Orthopedics/Sports Health