Dr. Lopes is a Clinical Professor at Northeastern University in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences. He received his entry-level Physical Therapy in Brazil, M.S. in Rehabilitation, and Ph.D. in Biodynamic of Human Movement. He also did a research fellowship in running injury at Spaulding National Running Center, Harvard University.
His research has focused on musculoskeletal injuries related to physical activity and sports, mainly running injuries, through the lens of epidemiology and biomechanics. He has substantial experience treating orthopedic patients and athletes, both recreational and elite. Dr. Lopes has participated as a physical therapist or researcher in six Olympic Games and three Pan-American Games, and has treated track and field athletes in many other international sports events.