Jeremy Ross joined the University of Kentucky in April 2019 as an Assistant Research Professor. He works remotely in North Carolina, conducting research at the Sports Medicine Research Institute at Camp Lejeune, working with the Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC). A 5-year veteran of the United States Army, Jeremy served in the 82nd Airborne Division for two combat tours in Afghanistan where he gained an interest in task-specific military fitness and injury prevention. Jeremy attended the University of Texas and earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Education and a master's in Sport Science and Nutrition. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. While completing his master's degree, Jeremy worked with Army ROTC to evaluate the effectiveness vs. injury risk of varying fitness programs and worked to develop fitness testing to more accurately predict combat performance. Jeremy’s previous work has been with the Department of Veterans Affairs where he worked in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and conducted research into vascular models of diabetic wound healing prediction. His current research with MARSOC investigates the effectiveness of special operations training programs with an emphasis on early predictors of musculoskeletal injury.