Masaru Teramoto, PhD, MPH

Research Interests

  • Sports/Exercise Epidemiology
  • Quantitative Analysis of Human Behavior
  • Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Languages

  • English
  • Japanese

Academic Information

  • Departments: Orthopaedics - Adjunct Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Research Associate Professor Emeritus

Academic Office Information

  • 801-587-5426
  • University Orthopaedic Center
    590 Wakara Way, Room: 3315
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Masaru (Masa) Teramoto, PhD, MPH is a Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. His research focuses on sports/exercise epidemiology and sports analytics. He also serves as a statistician to help other researchers. He is a member of the American Statistical Association. Prior to joining University of Utah, he was a faculty member at Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA).

Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
M.P.H.
Doctoral Training University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Sports Education and Leadership
Ph.D.
Graduate Training University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Exercise Physiology
M.S.
Undergraduate Utah State University
Physical Education with Emphasis in Exercise Science
B.S.

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Conger A, Sperry BP, Cheney CW, Burnham TM, Mahan MA, Onofrei LV, Cushman DM, Wagner GE, Shipman H, Teramoto M, McCormick ZL (2020). The Effectiveness of Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Treatment of Axial Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review with Narrative Synthesis. (Epub ahead of print) Pain Med.
  2. Willick SE, Cushman DM, Klatt J, Brobeck M, Spencer C, Teramoto M (2020). The NICA injury surveillance system: Design, methodology and preliminary data of a prospective, longitudinal study of injuries in youth cross country mountain bike racing. (Epub ahead of print) J Sci Med Sport.
  3. Cushman DM, Christiansen J, Kirk M, Clements ND, Cunningham S, Teramoto M, McCormick ZL (2019). Image guidance used for large joint and bursa injections; a survey study. Phys Sportsmed, 48(2), 208-214.
  4. Conger A, Burnham T, Salazar F, Tate Q, Golish M, Petersen R, Cunningham S, Teramoto M, Kendall R, McCormick ZL (2019). The Effectiveness of Radiofrequency Ablation of Medial Branch Nerves for Chronic Lumbar Facet Joint Syndrome in Patients Selected by Guideline-Concordant Dual Comparative Medial Branch Blocks. Pain Med, 21(5), 902-909.
  5. Wagner DR, Teramoto M, Judd T, Gordon J, McPherson C, Robison A (2020). Comparison of A-mode and B-mode Ultrasound for Measurement of Subcutaneous Fat. Ultrasound Med Biol, 46(4), 944-951.
  6. OGrady CJ, Dalbo VJ, Teramoto M, Fox JL, Scanlan AT (2020). External Workload Can Be Anticipated During 5 vs. 5 Games-Based Drills in Basketball Players: An Exploratory Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 17(6).
  7. Cushman DM, Cummings K, Skinner L, Holman A, Haight P, Brobeck M, Teramoto M, Tang C (2020). Postrace Dry Needling Does Not Reduce Subsequent Soreness and Cramping-A Randomized Controlled Trial. (Epub ahead of print) Clin J Sport Med.
  8. Cushman DM, Ross B, Teramoto M, English J, Joyner JR, Bosley J (2020). Identification of Knee Effusions With Ultrasound: A Comparison of Three Methods. (Epub ahead of print) Clin J Sport Med.
  9. Burnham T, Conger A, Salazar F, Petersen R, Kendall R, Cunningham S, Teramoto M, McCormick ZL (2020). The Effectiveness of Cervical Medial Branch Radiofrequency Ablation for Chronic Facet Joint Syndrome in Patients Selected by a Practical Medial Branch Block Paradigm. (Epub ahead of print) Pain Med.
  10. Conger A, Cushman DM, Speckman RA, Burnham T, Teramoto M, McCormick ZL (2020). The effectiveness of fluoroscopically guided cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injection for the treatment of radicular pain; a systematic review and meta-analysis. Pain Med, 21(1), 41-54.
  11. Lumba-Brown A, Teramoto M, Bloom OJ, Brody D, Chesnutt J, Clugston JR, Collins M, Gioia G, Kontos A, Lal A, Sills A, Ghajar J (2019). Concussion Guidelines Step 2: Evidence for Subtype Classification. Neurosurgery, 86(1), 2-13.
  12. Cushman DM, Christiansen J, Clements ND, Cunningham S, Teramoto M, McCormick ZL (2019). Infections after large joint or bursa injection: a survey of 554 sports medicine physicians. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 98(12), 1106-1109.
  13. Gardner JE, Teramoto M, Hansen C (2018). Factors Associated With Degree and Length of Recovery in Children With Mild and Complicated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Neurosurgery, 85(5), E842-E850.
  14. Miller GD, Beharry A, Teramoto M, Lai A, Willick SE, Eichner D (2019). Hematological changes following an Ironman triathlon: An antidoping perspective. Drug Test Anal, 11(11-12), 1747-1754.
  15. Lumba-Brown A, Ghajar J, Cornwell J, Bloom OJ, Chesnutt J, Clugston JR, Kolluri R, Leddy JJ, Teramoto M, Gioia G (2019). Representation of concussion subtypes in common postconcussion symptom-rating scales. Concussion, 4(3), CNC65.
  16. Willick SE, Wagner G, Ericson D, Josten G, Teramoto M, Davis J (2019). Helmet Use and Risk-Taking Behavior Among Skiers and Snowboarders. Clin J Sport Med, 29(4), 329-335.
  17. Miller GD, Teramoto M, Smeal SJ, Cushman D, Eichner D (2019). Assessing serum albumin concentration following exercise-induced fluid shifts in the context of the athlete biological passport. Drug Test Anal, 11(6), 782-791.
  18. Rudolph L, Willick S, Teramoto M, Cushman DM (2019). Adaptive Sports Injury Epidemiology. Sports Med Arthrosc, 27(2), e8-e11.
  19. Cushman DM, Borowski L, Hansen C, Hendrick J, Bushman T, Teramoto M (2018). Gabapentin and Tricyclics in the Treatment of Post-Concussive Headache, a Retrospective Cohort Study. Headache, 59(3), 371-382.
  20. McCormick ZL, Choi H, Reddy R, Syed RH, Bhave M, Kendall MC, Khan D, Nagpal G, Teramoto M, Walega DR (2018). Randomized prospective trial of cooled versus traditional radiofrequency ablation of the medial branch nerves for the treatment of lumbar facet joint pain. Reg Anesth Pain Med, 44(3), 389-397.
  21. Hansen C, Battikha M, Teramoto M (2018). Complicated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury at a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center: Burden of Care and Imaging Findings. Pediatr Neurol, 90, 31-36.
  22. Berkelmans DM, Dalbo VJ, Fox JL, Stanton R, Kean CO, Giamarelos KE, Teramoto M, Scanlan AT (2018). Influence of Different Methods to Determine Maximum Heart Rate on Training Load Outcomes in Basketball Players. J Strength Cond Res, 32(11), 3177-3185.
  23. Conger A, Burnham T, Cushman DM, Cunningham S, Teramoto M, Kendall R, McCormick ZL (2018). Does updated compared to older fluoroscopic imaging technology reduce radiation dose during interventional spine procedures? A pragmatic cohort study. PRM+ Journal of Quantitative Research in Rehabilitation Medicine, 1(2), 56-60.
  24. Wagner GE, Cushman DM, Teramoto M, McCormick ZL (2018). Correlation between body mass index and fluoroscopy time in lumbar medial branch nerve radiofrequency ablation. PRM+ Journal of Quantitative Research in Rehabilitation Medicine, 1(2), 37-41.
  25. Teramoto M, Cross CL, Cushman DM, Willick SE (2018). Boxing fatalities in relation to rule changes in Japan: secondary data analysis. Phys Sportsmed, 46(3), 349-354.
  26. Campian MD, Flis AE, Teramoto M, Cushman DM (2018). Self-Reported Use and Attitudes Toward Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Ultramarathon Running. Wilderness Environ Med, 29(3), 330-337.
  27. Teramoto M, Cross CL (2018). Importance of team height to winning games in the National Basketball Association. Int J Sports Sci Coach, 13(4), 559-568.
  28. Teramoto M, Cross CL, Rieger RH, Maak TG, Willick SE (2017). Predictive Validity of National Basketball Association Draft Combine on Future Performance. J Strength Cond Res, 32(2), 396-408.
  29. Cushman D, Henrie M, Vernon Scholl L, Ludlow M, Teramoto M (2017). Ultrasound Verification Of Safe Needle Examination Of The Rhomboid Major Muscle. Muscle Nerve, 57(1), 61-64.
  30. Cushman D, Hendrick J, Teramoto M, Fogg B, Bradley S, Hansen C (2018). Reliability of the balance error scoring system in a population with protracted recovery from mild traumatic brain injury. Brain Inj, 32(5), 569-574.
  31. Dalbo VJ, Hiskens MI, Teramoto M, Kingsley MI, Young KC, Scanlan AT (2017). Residents of Central Queensland, Australia Are Aware of Healthy Eating Practices but Consume Unhealthy Diets. Sports, 5(4).
  32. Teramoto M, Cushman DM, Cross CL, Curtiss HM, Willick SE (2017). Game Schedules and Rate of Concussions in the National Football League. Orthop J Sports Med, 5(11), 2325967117740862.
  33. Cushman D, Teramoto M, Curtis B, Lee DT, Marcolina A, McCormick Z (2017). Does Trainee Involvement in Fluoroscopic Injections Affect Fluoroscopic Time, Immediate Pain Reduction, and Complication Rate? PM R, 9(10), 1013-1019.
  34. McDonald JW, Henrie AM, Teramoto M, Medina E, Willick SE (2017). Descriptive Epidemiology, Medical Evaluation, and Outcomes of Rock Climbing Injuries. Wilderness Environ Med, 28(3), 185-196.
  35. Dalbo VJ, Teramoto M, Roberts MD, Scanlan AT (2017). Lack of Reality: Positive Self-Perceptions of Health in the Presence of Disease. Sports, 5(2).
  36. Lotito A, Teramoto M, Cheung M, Becker K, Sukumar D (2017). Serum Parathyroid Hormone Responses to Vitamin D Supplementation in Overweight/Obese Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials. Nutrients, 9(3).
  37. Teramoto M, Cross CL, Cushman DM, Maak TG, Petron DJ, Willick SE (2017). Game injuries in relation to game schedules in the National Basketball Association. J Sci Med Sport, 20(3), 230-235.
  38. Campian MD, Cushman D, Henrie M, Teramoto M (2016). Poster 116 Ultrasound Verification of Palpatory Rib Identification for Safe Needle Examination of the Rhomboid Major Muscle. PM R, 8(9S), S199.
  39. Teramoto M, Cross CL, Willick SE (2016). Predictive Value of National Football League Scouting Combine on Future Performance of Running Backs and Wide Receivers. J Strength Cond Res, 30(5), 1379-90.
  40. Scanlan A, Teramoto M, Delforce M, Dalbo, V (2016). Do better things come in smaller packages? Reducing game duration slows game pace and alters statistics associated with winning in basketball. The effects of reducing game duration on team statistics in basketball. Int J Perform Anal Sport, 16(1), 157-170.
  41. Teramoto M, Petron DJ, Cross CL, Willick SE (2015). Style of Play and Rate of Concussions in the National Football League. Orthop J Sports Med, 3(12), 2325967115620365.
  42. Teramoto M, Moonie S, Cross CL, Chino M, Alpert PT (2015). Association of Leisure-Time Physical Activity to Cardiovascular Disease Prevalence in Relation to Smoking among Adult Nevadans. PLoS ONE, 10(5), e0128424.
  43. Haboush-Deloye A, Hensley S, Teramoto M, Phebus T, Tanata-Ashby D (2014). The impacts of health insurance coverage on access to healthcare in children entering kindergarten. Matern Child Health J, 18(7), 1753-64.
  44. Teramoto M, Moonie S (2013). Analysis of risk and protective factors for arthritis status and severity using survey data. Int J Stat Med Res, 2(3), 192-9.
  45. Wagner DR, Teramoto M, Knott JR, Fry JP (2012). Comparison of scoring systems for assessment of acute mountain sickness. High Alt Med Biol, 13(4), 245-51.
  46. Teramoto M, Moonie S (2011). Physical activity participation among adult Nevadans with self-reported asthma. J Asthma, 48(5), 517-22.
  47. Teramoto M, Cross CL (2010). Relative importance of performance factors in winning NBA games in regular season versus playoffs. J Quant Anal Sports, 6(3), Article 2.
  48. Teramoto M, Golding LA (2009). Regular exercise and plasma lipid levels associated with the risk of coronary heart disease: a 20-year longitudinal study. Res Q Exerc Sport, 80(2), 138-45.
  49. Moon JR, Hull HR, Tobkin SE, Teramoto M, Karabulut M, Roberts MD, Ryan ED, Kim SJ, Dalbo VJ, Walter AA, Smith AT, Cramer JT, Stout JR (2007). Percent body fat estimations in college women using field and laboratory methods: a three-compartment model approach. J Int Soc Sports Nutr, 4, 16.
  50. Teramoto M, Golding LA (2006). Low-intensity exercise, vascular occlusion, and muscular adaptations. Research in Sports Medicine, 14(4), 259-71.
  51. Conger A, Cushman DM, Speckman RA, Burnham T, Teramoto M, McCormick ZL (). The effectiveness of fluoroscopically-guided cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injection for the treatment of radicular pain; a systematic review and meta-analysis. Pain Med.
  52. Lumba-Brown A, Teramoto M, Bloom J, Brody D, Chesnutt J, Clugston JR, Collins M, Gioia G, Kontos A, Lal A, Sills A, Ghajar J (). Concussion guidelines step 2: evidence for subtype classification. Neurosurgery.
  53. Fox J, Stanton R, Scanlan A, Teramoto M, Sargent C (). The association between sleep and in-game performance in basketball players. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance.
  54. Scanlan A, Stojanovic E, Milanovic Z, Teramoto M, Jelicic M, Dalbo V (). Aerobic capacity differs according to playing role and position in elite, female basketball players using laboratory and field tests. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance.
  55. McCormick ZL, Conger A, Sperry BP, Teramoto M, Petersen R, Salazar R, Cunningham S, Henrie AM, Bisson E, Kendall R (). A randomized comparative trial of targeted steroid injection via epidural catheter versus standard transforaminal epidural steroid injection for the treatment of unilateral cervical radicular pain: six months results. Pain Med.

Review

  1. Teramoto M, Bungum TJ, Landwer GE, Wagner DR (2015). Association of physical activity to the risk of obesity in adults with physical disabilities. [Review]. Obesity Research - Open Journal, 1(1), 17-24.
  2. Teramoto M, Bungum TJ (2010). Mortality and longevity of elite athletes. [Review]. J Sci Med Sport, 13(4), 410-6.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Teramoto M, Cross CL (2014). Association of domed stadium to winning NFL games. JSM Proceedings, Section on Statistics in Sports, Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association, 4005-4010.

Letter

  1. Moonie S, Seggev JS, Shan G, Pergola B, Teramoto M (2015). Longitudinal trends in asthma health care use in Southern Nevada. [Letter to the editor]. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol, 114(1), 70-72.e2.

Abstract

  1. Cushman D, Teramoto M, Eby S, Zurbuchen R, Cummings K, English J (2020). Sonographic Achilles tendon and patellar tendon predictors of injury in distance runners [Abstract]. 30(2), 190.
  2. DeStefano S, Teramoto M, Cushman DM, Willick S (2020). Sex differences in injury characteristics of youth mountain bikers [Abstract]. 30(2), 118.
  3. Knox J, Cushman D, Brobeck M, Teramoto M, Harmon K, Willick S (June, 2019). Development and evaluation of an electronic preparticipation physical evaluation system: a pilot feasibility study [Abstract]. 51(6 Suppl.), 589.
  4. Waller L, Teramoto, M, Hansen C (2019). Relationship between CT head findings and long-term recovery in children with complicated mild traumatic brain injury [Abstract]. 33(Suppl. 1), 104.
  5. Knox J, Cushman DM, Teramoto M, Brobeck M, Holman A, Willick S (2019). Descriptive epidemiology of concussions in youth mountain bike racing [Abstract]. 29(2), 164.
  6. Cummings K, Skinner L, Holman A, Haight P, Brobeck M, Teramoto M, Tang C, Cushman DM (2019). Does dry needling reduce subsequent soreness and cramping after a running race [Abstract]. 29(2), 110.
  7. Denq W, Lippman J, Cummings K, Teramoto M, Willick S (2019). Epidemiology of concussions among skiers and snowboarders presenting to U.S. Emergency Departments from 2013 to 2017 [Abstract]. 29(2), 111.
  8. Holman A, Cushman DM, Teramoto M, Brobeck M, Finnoff J, Willick S (2019). The NICA injury surveillance system: Descriptive epidemiology of injuries in interscholastic mountain bike racing [Abstract]. 29(2), 118.
  9. Holman A, Skinner L, Cummings K, Haight P, Brobeck M, Teramoto M, Tang C, Cushman DM (2019). Validation of sham dry needling in runners [Abstract]. 29(2), 118-119.
  10. Rudolph L, Teramoto M, Lee V, Lee K, Roberts T (2019). Injury epidemiology of the 36th Annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games [Abstract]. 29(2), 141-142.
  11. Ehn M, Capizzi A, Cushman D, Teramoto M, Brobeck M, Willick S (2019). Concussion is the most common injury sustained in national interscholastic cycling association mountain bikers: preliminary results of spring 2018 injury surveillance data [Abstract]. 98(3 Suppl.), a119.
  12. Reisinger RM, McCormick Z, Teramoto M, Kendall R (2019). Optimizing clinical outcomes in patients with lumbar radicular pain: predictive modeling of short- and intermediate-term response to transforaminal epidural steroid injection [Abstract]. 98(3 Suppl.), a139.
  13. Burnham T, Conger A, Teramoto M, Cunningham S, McCormick Z (2019). The effectiveness of cervical medial branch radiofrequency neurotomy for chronic facet joint syndrome in patients selected using a practical paradigm [Abstract]. 98(3 Suppl.), a153.
  14. Eby SF, Teramoto M, Haight P, Snitily B, Cushman D (2019). Using sonographic tendon abnormalities to predict symptomatic tendinopathy in marathon runners [Abstract]. 98(3 Suppl.), a157.
  15. Hansen C, Teramoto M (2018). Sports participation in children with mild and complicated mild traumatic brain injury [Abstract]. 99(11), e178.
  16. Gardner J, Teramoto M, Hansen C (2018). Gardner, J., Teramoto, M., & Hansen, C. (2018). Sports participation and return to play in children with mild traumatic brain injury. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly, Orlando, FL. [Abstract]. 10(9S1), S3.
  17. McCormick ZL, Choi H, Reddy R, Syed RH, Bhave M, Kendall MC, Khan D, Nagpal G, Teramoto M, Walega DR (2018). A randomized comparative trial of medial branch nerve cooled versus traditional radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of zygaphophyseal joint pain; 6-month outcomes. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly, Orlando, FL. [Abstract]. 10(9S1), S5-S6.
  18. Capizzi A, Rudolph L, Hayes H, Teramoto M, Edgley S (2018). Assessing stroke patients’ steps using the Garmin Vivofit3: A validity study. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly, Orlando, FL. [Abstract]. 10(9S1), S36.
  19. McCormick Z, Choi H, Reddy R, Syed RH, Kendall MC, Bhave M, Khan D, Nagpal G, Teramoto M, Walega DR (2018). A randomized prospective comparative trial of water-cooled versus traditional radiofrequency ablation of the median branch nerve in the treatment of zygapophyseal joint pain: 6-month outcomes. North American Spine Society 33rd Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA [Abstract]. 18(8 Suppl.), S164.

Video/Film/CD/Web/Podcast

  1. Woo M (2019). How much does the combine reveal about future NLF players? [Web]. Inside Science.
  2. Tom Haberstroh (2016). Scheduled to sit: When resting is serious business [Web]. ESPN. Available: http://scores.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/17600760/dnp-rest-research-science-scheduling-sit-nba.
  3. Mike Vorkunov (2016). How football’s most popular offensive system leads to more concussions [Web]. RollingStone. Available: http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/west-coast-offense-leads-to-more-concussions-w442785.
  4. Kevin Clark (2016). Can playbooks lead to concussions? [Web]. The Ringer. Available: https://theringer.com/can-playbooks-lead-to-concussions-deep-coverage-28efb263faa1#.qjv68o5zn.
  5. A J Perez (2016). Study: NFL’s West Coast offenses put players at higher risk [Web]. USA Today. Available: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2016/01/15/nfl-west-coast-offense-study-concussion-injury-rate/78843392/.
  6. The Bulletin Markian Hawryluk (2013). Olympic athletes live longer [Web]. The Bulletin. Available: http://www.bendbulletin.com/news/1368067-151/olympic-athletes-live-longer.