About Dr. Nadia Azar

Dr. Nadia Azar is an Associate Professor of Biomechanics and Ergonomics at the University of Windsor. As the founder and director of the Drummer Mechanics & Ergonomics Research (DRUMMER) Lab, her overall research goal is to do for drummers what sport science is doing for athletes: help them to achieve their peak performance while reducing their risk of injuries. She has presented her work at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, the International Symposium on Performance Science, and the Performing Arts Medicine Association’s Annual Symposium; published findings in top peer-reviewed journals in the field (e.g., Medical Problems of Performing Artists, Journal of Popular Music Education, Frontiers in Psychology – Performance Science); and has successfully translated this work to members of the music community at large (e.g., CTV News Windsor, CBC Radio, The Windsor Star, Drum Talk TV, the Drumeo Beat, and interviews on multiple podcasts). Dr. Azar has received research funding from the GRAMMY Museum® and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Follow her work on social media @DrNadiaAzar (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok).

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