BIOMS Alumni

2020 Graduates

Jennifer Barnes

2012-2020
Advisor: Dr. Jeremy Crenshaw
Thesis: Generalization of Visuomotor Adaptation Across Spatial Reference Frames
Dissertation:
An Investigation of the Neuroplasticity Underlying an Improved Reactive Balance Response
Position After Graduation: Visiting Scientist, National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies, Albany Stratton VA Medical Center

Jessica Johnson

2016-2020
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Dissertation: Strategic Clinical Decision-Making After ACL Injury and Reconstruction: Patient Reported Outcome Measures, Return to Sport, Second Injury Prevention, and Predictors of Osteoarthritis
Position After Graduation:

Meredith Christiansen

2016-2020
Advisor: Dr. Daniel White
Dissertation: Improving the Model of Care for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Mixed-Method Study Investigating Physical Therapy Utilization
Position After Graduation: Clinical Research Scientist at Fern Health

Andrew Sprague

2016-2020
Advisor: Dr. Karin Grävare Silbernagel
Dissertation:
Patellar Tendinopathy: Optimizing Outcomes of Exercise Therapy Using a Comprehensive Approach to Tendon Health
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Thomas Hulcher

2017-2020
Advisor: Dr. Elisa Arch
Thesis: Characterizing Natural Foot-Deformation Patterns to Design a Deformable Foot Orthosis
Position After Graduation: Biomechanistic, Thomas Jefferson University

2019 Graduates

Ahad Behboodi

2013-2019
Advisor: Dr. Sam Lee
Dissertation: An Artificial Skeletal Muscle for Use in Pediatric Rehabilitation Robotics
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Delaware

McKenzie Culotta

2017-2019
Advisor: Dr. Anjana Bhat
Thesis: Social Cooperation Skills and fNIRS-based Cortical Activation in Children with and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder
Position After Graduation:

Mark (Ben) Greenspan

2015-2019
Advisor: Dr. Michele Lobo
Dissertation: Design and Validation of Wearable Technologies for Children with Physical Disabilities
Position After Graduation: Smart Materials & Wearable Technology Researcher, Accenture Labs, California

Loren (Jamie) Pigman

2015-2019
Advisor: Dr. Jeremy Crenshaw
Dissertation: Fall-Recovery Training Applied to Individuals with Chronic Stroke
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, Monmouth University

Jacob Capin

2014-2019
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Dissertation: Walking Mechanics, Second Injury, Early Osteoarthritis Development, and Functional Outcomes after Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Fernando Dos Santos

2017-2019
Advisor: Dr. John Jeka
Dissertation: The Effect of Repetitive Head impacts on Sensory Reweighting and Human Balance
Position After Graduation: VR System Design, Bertec Inc

Hiral Master

2015-2019
Advisor: Dr. Daniel White
Dissertation: Predictive value of performance-based physical function measures for osteoarthritis-related health outcomes
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Matthew Topley

2017-2019
Advisor: Dr. Jim Richards
Thesis: Scapulothoracic and Glenohumeral Contributions to Humerothoracic Kinematics in Single Versus Double Tendon Transfers in Brachial Plexus Birth Injury Patients
Position After Graduation: Doctoral Student, Temple University

Daniel (Pat) Corrigan

2015-2019
Advisor: Dr. Karin Grävare Silbernagel
Dissertation: Achilles tendinopathy: the role of tendon structure in symptom and functional recovery
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Northeastern University

Tyler Fettrow

2017-2019
Advisor: Dr. John Jeka
Dissertation: Control of Balance During Locomotion
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Florida

Kimberly Milla Ceja

2016-2019
Advisor: Dr. Nancy Getchell
Thesis: Developmental Differences in Prefrontal Cortex Activity in the Tower of Hanoi Puzzle with High vs. Low Motor Elements in Adults and Children with and without Developmental Coordination Disorder
Position After Graduation: Research Assistant II, Department of Neuropsychology, Kennedy Krieger Institute

Bethany Wisthoff

2015-2019
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Kaminski
Dissertation: Long-Term Effects Following an Acute Lateral Ankle Sprain in a College-Aged Population
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, University of Delaware

2018 Graduates

Martha Hall

2015-2018
Advisor: Dr. Michele Lobo
Dissertation: Addressing Activities of Daily Living (ADLS) by Design: Identifying Self-care ADL Challenges & Designing Clothing to Promote Independence for Children With Disabilities
Position After Graduation: Director of Innovation, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware

Xin Li

2013-2018
Advisor: Dr. Susanne Morton
Dissertation: Using Priming to Promote Neuroplasticity and Motor Learning Post-stroke
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Delaware

Jennifer Zellers

2014-2018
Advisor: Dr. Karin Grävare Silbernagel
Dissertation: Early to Late Outcomes Following Achilles Tendon Rupture: Contributors to Clinical Success
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Researcher, Washington University at St. Louis, MO

Sherron Howard

2017-2018
Advisor: Dr. Christopher Knight
Thesis: Interaction between Exercise and Medication in the Management of Parkinson’s disease Symptoms
Position After Graduation:

Kathleen Madara

2014-2018
Advisor: Dr. Joseph Zeni
Dissertation: Improving the Physical Therapy Model of Care After Total Joint Arthroplasty
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Arcadia University

Devina Kumar

2012-2018
Advisor: Dr. Cole Galloway
Dissertation: Protocol Development and Feasibility Study of Environmental Enrichment in Adult Acquired Brain Injury
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University

Drew Petersen

2016-2018
Advisor: Dr. Jeremy Crenshaw
Thesis: The contribution of arm motion during the feet-in-place fall-recovery response
Position After Graduation: Physical Therapy Graduate Student, Drexel University

2017 Graduates

Amelia Arundale

2013-2017
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Dissertation: Keeping Athletes on the Field: An Examination of Primary and Secondary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Prevention Outcomes
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Linköping University

Peter Coyle

2013-2017
Advisor: Dr. Gregory Hicks
Dissertation: How Pain Expedites the Aging Process: Improving our understanding of disability development in older adults with low back and radicular leg pain
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pittsburgh

Elizabeth Rapp van Roden

2014-2017
Advisor: Dr. Jim Richards
Thesis: A comparison of non-invasive methods for estimating scapular kinematics in typically developing adolescents
Dissertation: 
The Impact of Trunk Deformity on Shoulder Mechanics and Implications for Upper Extremity Function After Corrective Spinal Surgery in Idiopathic Scoliosis
Position After Graduation: Senior Scientist, Exponent Engineering and Scientific Consulting

Anastasia Zarkou

2011-2017
Advisor: Dr. Sam Lee
Dissertation: Somatosensory Deficits Affect Balance & Motor Function in Cerebral Palsy. Stochastic Resonance Stimulation can modulate Somatosensation to Enhance Balance
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Shepherd Center

Sarah Colon

2015-2017
Advisor: Dr. Elisa Arch
Thesis: An Evaluation of the Relationship between Clinical Measures of Plantar Flexor Strength and Gait Measures of Plantar Flexor Function
Position After Graduation:

Andrea DiTrani

2012-2017
Advisor: Dr. Charles (Buz) Swanik
Dissertation: Neuromechanical Contributions to Hamstring Stiffness Dysregulation and Injury
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, Neumann University

Holly Silvers

2013-2017
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Dissertation: Injury Prevention in the Athlete: Investigation of the Efficacy and the Biomechanics of a Neuromuscular Training Program in Collegiate Soccer Players
Position After Graduation: Owner, Velocity Physical Therapy, California 

Ryan Zarzycki

2014-2017
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Dissertation: Exploring the Brain after ACL Reconstruction: Examination of Neurophysiological and Psychological Factors During the Course of Post-operative Rehabilitation
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, Arcadia University

Benjamin Conner

2015-2017
Advisor: Dr. Christopher Modlesky & Dr. Jeremy Crenshaw
Thesis: Compensatory stepping thresholds in children with and without cerebral palsy
Position After Graduation: MD/PhD Student, University of Arizona

Robert Quinton

2012-2017
Advisor: Dr. Jim Richards
Dissertation: A Comprehensive Assessment of Shoulder Motion
Position After Graduation: Resident, Emergency Medicine/Family Medicine Program, Aria Hospital

Aaron Struminger

2012-2017
Advisor: Dr. Charles (Buz) Swanik
Dissertation: Factors Influencing Upper Extremity Tissue Characteristics and Injury in Youth Overhead Athletes
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, Eastern Michigan University

2016 Graduates

Yong Woo An

2011-2016
Advisor: Dr. Charles (Buz) Swanik
Dissertation: Neuromechanical Links Between Cognition, Fear, and Joint Instability
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, New Mexico State University

Maninderjit Kaur

2014-2016
Advisor: Dr. Anjana Bhat
Dissertation: Creative yoga intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder
Position After Graduation:

Annalisa Na

2011-2016
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Buchanan
Dissertation: Self-reported walking difficulty: A sub-group for identifying differences in gait mechanics in patients with knee osteoarthritis
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Douglas Pizac

2014-2016
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Kaminski
Thesis: Examining postural control and ankle laxity between different cleat heights in high school football players
Position After Graduation: Clinical Research Assistant, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Elizabeth Wellsandt

2012-2016
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Dissertation: The Fading Athlete with an Old Knee: Investigation of Factors and Outcomes After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Related to the Development of Knee Osteoarthritis
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Jaclyn Caccese

2012-2016
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Kaminski
Thesis: Brain Acoustic Monitor Validation Using Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound
Dissertation: 
Head Acceleration Across Youth, High School, and Collegiate Soccer Players
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Delaware

Elena Kokkoni

2011-2016
Advisor: Dr. Cole Galloway
Dissertation: Immediate Effects of Early Environmental Enrichment on Infant Motor Behavior through the use of an Open-area Body-weight Support System
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Delaware

Jacqueline Palmer

2010-2016
Advisor: Dr. Stuart Binder-Macleod
Dissertation: Role of Corticomotor Drive to Walking Recovery and Responses to Functional Electrical Stimulation in Stroke Survivors
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Emory University

R. Tyler Richardson

2010-2016
Advisor: Dr. Jim Richards
Thesis: Evaluation of Interlimb Symmetry in Individuals with Knee Osteoarthritis During Gait
Dissertation: 
Evaluation of the Effect of Scapular Motion on Musculoskeletal Modeling of the Shoulder and Upper Extremity
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, Penn State University, Harrisburg

Nicole Zahradka

2010-2016
Advisor: Dr. Sam Lee
Dissertation: When and what to stimulate? An evaluation of a custom functional electrical stimulation system and its neuroprosthetic effect on gait in children with cerebral palsy
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University

Mathew Failla

2012-2016
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Dissertation: Raising the Bar: Outcomes in Athletes after ACL injury and reconstruction
Position After Graduation: Posdoctoral Fellow, University of Vermont

Amelia Lanier

2010-2016
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Buchanan
Thesis: Differences in Transverse Knee Moment in Healthy, ACL-Deficient, and ACL-Reconstructed Patients During Standing Target Matching
Dissertation: 
Measuring Changes to Force Control Variability Using Lyapunov Exponents: Looking at the Influence of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Reconstruction and High Performance Athletics
Position After Graduation: COBRE Outreach Coordinator, University of Nebraska a Omaha

Miri Park

2011-2016
Advisor: Dr. Lucas Lu
Dissertation: Prevention and treatment of post-traumatic osteoarthritis
Position After Graduation: Senior Research Associate, Orentreich Foundation

Janty Shoga

2014-2016
Advisor: Dr. Christopher Price
Thesis: Direct quantification of solute diffusivity in strained porous, viscoelastic materials using correlation spectroscopy
Position After Graduation:

2015 Graduates

Daniel Feeney

2013-2015
Advisor: Dr. Slobodan Jaric
Thesis: Force- velocity and power- velocity relationships observed from loaded vertical jumps
Position After Graduation: Doctoral Student, University of Colorado Boulder

Christopher Henderson

2009-2015
Advisor: Dr. Jill Higginson
Dissertation: Effect of Common Gait Modifications on Knee Joint Loading and Loading Environment in Persons With Knee Osteoarthritis
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana

Daniela Mattos

2010-2015
Advisor: Dr. Mark Latash & Dr. Darcy Reisman
Dissertation: Motor equivalence in actions by redundant motor systems
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

Travis Pollen

2013-2015
Advisor: Dr. Steven Stanhope
Thesis: A non-biomimetic approach for producing shank kinematics and energetics during the stance phase of gait
Position After Graduation: Doctoral Student, Drexel University

Daphne Golden

2011-2015
Advisor: Dr. Nancy Getchell
Dissertation: The short term effect of Xbox Kinect active videogame on physical activity levels and executive function in children with and without autism spectrum disorder
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, University of St. Augustine

Haoyuan Hsiao

2011-2015
Advisor: Dr. Stuart Binder-Macleod
Dissertation: Mechanisms for Increasing Propulsive Force During Walking: Able-Bodied Individuals and Individuals Poststroke
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Zakariya Nawasreh

2012-2015
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Dissertation: Knee Functional Recovery and Limb-To-Limb Symmetry Restoration After Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Rupture and ACL Reconstruction
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Rehabilitation Sciences, Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), Irbid, Jordan

Federico Pozzi

2011-2015
Advisor: Dr. Joseph Zeni
Dissertation: Optimizing functional and biomechanical outcomes following total joint arthroplasty
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Southern California

Erin Helm

2009-2015
Advisor: Dr. Darcy Reisman
Dissertation: Mechanisms of motor learning and brain plasticity post stroke
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Delaware

Ling-Yin Liang

2009-2015
Advisor: Dr. Nancy Getchell
Dissertation: Prefrontal cortex activity during resting and task states as measured by functional near-infrared spectroscopy
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, University of Evansville

Kristen Nicholson

2011-2015
Advisor: Dr. Jim Richards
Thesis: Determining 3D orientation of irregularly shaped objects from biplane 2D images
Dissertation: A mathematical model for measuring scapula motion, validated with a fluoroscopy image matching process
Position After Graduation: 
Assistant Professor, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Stephan Suydam

2010-2015
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Buchanan
Thesis: A Unique Approach to EMG Normalization and Its Effect on Joint Moment Estimation
Dissertation: 
The mechanical property changes occurring in the semitendinosus tendon post ACL reconstruction with a hamstring autograft
Position After Graduation: Director of Research, Milestone Sports, Baltimore

2014 Graduates

Sumayeh Abujaber

2010-2014
Advisor: Dr. Joseph Zeni
Dissertation:
The relationships between physical impairments, functional limitations and movement asymmetries before and after total hip arthroplasty: a longitudinal study
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, University of Jordan

Kathleen Cummer

2011-2014
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Dissertation: 
The effects of neuromuscular training on the ability to return-to-activity for the ACL reconstructed athlete
Position After Graduation: Assistant Teaching Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Eunse Park

2008-2014
Advisor: Dr. Darcy Reisman
Dissertation:
Multi-segment control for the upright standing posture
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology

Shazlin Shaharudin

2009-2014
Advisor: Dr. Sunil Agrawal
Dissertation:
Muscle synergies in different physiological demands during rowing
Position After Graduation: Lecturer, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Louis Awad

2012-2014
Advisor: Dr. Stuart Binder-Macleod
Dissertation: 
Advancing individualized, evidence-based rehabilitation after stroke
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University

Portia Flowers

2010-2014
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler & Dr. Joseph Zeni
Dissertation: 
Biomechanical and Clinical Influences of Recovery and Osteoarthritis Progression After Total Knee Arthroplasty
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

John Ramsay

2010-2014
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Buchanan & Dr. Jill Higginson
Dissertation: 
Muscle morphological changes, compensatory strategies and the use of predictive simulations to direct the rehabilitation of individuals post-stroke
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Researcher, US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center, Massachusetts

Shraddha Srivastava

2007-2014
Advisor: Dr. Jill Higginson
Dissertation: 
The effects of gait retraining on muscle coordination and functional walking ability post-stroke
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Scholar, Medical University of South Carolina

Maria Bellumori

2009-2014
Advisor: Dr. Christopher Knight
Dissertation: 
The effects of high-speed, low-force recumbent cycling: An intervention in older a dults and Parkinson’s disease
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, California State University, Monterey Bay

Molly Johnson

2012-2014
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Kaminski
Thesis: 
REACT: Testing the effects of a poster education program on sport-related concussion knowledge and attitudes in high school football players
Position After Graduation: Clinical Trial Assistant, Avid Radiopharmaceuticals

Stephanie Russo

2010-2014
Advisor: Dr. Jim Richards
Dissertation: 
Assessment of scapulothoracic and glenohumeral function and conservative treatment approaches for children with brachial plexus birth palsy
Position After Graduation: Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

2013 Graduates

Emily Gardinier

2009-2013
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Thesis: Estimating muscle forces and joint contact forces in the anterior cruciate ligament deficient knee
Dissertation: 
Changes in knee joint loading after acl injury: Effects of rehabilitation and influence of patient factors
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan

Christine Malecka

2007-2013
Advisor: Dr. Darcy Reisman
Dissertation: 
Locomotor adaptation and learning following stroke
Position After Graduation:

Rajesh Singh

2009-2013
Advisor: Dr. Kausik Sarkar
Dissertation:
Computational studies of the mechanics of capsules and biological cells in the shear flow
Position After Graduation:

Geetanjali Gera

2006-2013
Advisor: Dr. John Scholz
Thesis:
Motor abundance contributes to resolve multiple task constraints
Dissertation: 
Differences in multi-degrees-of-freedom coordination of reaching between non-neurologically impaired adults and stroke survivors
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Oregon Health and Science University

Alan Needle

2009-2013
Advisor: Dr. Charles (Buz) Swanik
Dissertation: 
An evaluation of neuromechanical decoupling following ankle joint injury
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University

Marisa Theroux-Jones

2008-2013
Advisor: Dr. Todd Royer
Thesis: 
The Effects of Walking Step Rate on Ground Reaction Forces and Muscle Activation
Position After Graduation: Senior Engineer, Qualisys AB

Andrew Giannini

2011-2013
Advisor: Dr. Nancy Getchell
Thesis: 
Comparison of the FITBIT ZIP to the Actical Accelerometer in Children and Adults
Position After Graduation: Medical Student, Thomas Jefferson University

Melynda Schreiber

2011-2013
Advisor: Dr. Cole Galloway
Thesis:
Mobility and socialization of typically developing toddlers in various childcare environments
Position After Graduation: NIOSH Trainee, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

Kyle Winfree

2010-2013
Advisor: Dr. Sunil Agrawal
Dissertation: 
Parkinsonian gait characterization and vibratory intervention
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Delaware

2012 Graduates

Ali Hamad Alnahdi

2008-2012
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Dissertation: Altered loading and quadriceps strength after unilateral total knee arthroplasty
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, King Saud University

Donald Hume

2010-2012
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Buchanan
Thesis: Estimation of joint contact forces using a real-time forward dynamics EMG-driven musculoskeletal model
Position After Graduation: Application Engineer, Vicon

Kathy Liu

2009-2012
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Kaminski
Dissertation: 
An examination of various diagnostic frameworks used to differentiate subjects with chronic ankle instability
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, University of Evansville

Jaclyn Sions

2008-2012
Advisor: Dr. Gregory Hicks
Dissertation:
Rehabilitative ultrasound imaging: An investigation of trunk muscle size, activity, and symmetry in the presence of age-related changes and chronic low back pain
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University

Joshua Winters

2008-2012
Advisor: Dr. Katherine Rudolph
Dissertation: 
Influence of submaximal rate of force development on function and dynamic joint loading in knee osteoarthritis
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Allison Altman

2007-2012
Advisor: Dr. Irene Davis
Thesis: A kinematic comparison of split-belt and single-belt treadmill walking and the effects of accommodation
Dissertation: 
Does a more natural strike pattern help to protect barefoot runners from injury?
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of Pennsylvania

Brian Knarr

2008-2012
Advisor: Dr. Stuart Binder-Macleod & Dr. Jill Higginson
Dissertation: 
Development of musculoskeletal models to assess muscle weakness, coordination, and response to rehabilitation in persons post-stroke
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Delaware

Andrew Lynch

2008-2012
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Dissertation: 
Targeting neuromuscular deficits and maximizing success after ACL rupture in athletes
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pittsburgh

Kota Takahashi

2008-2012
Advisor: Dr. Steven Stanhope
Dissertation: 
Total power profiles of anatomical and prosthetic below-knee structures
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Angela Boynton

2007-2012
Advisor: Dr. Todd Royer
Dissertation: 
Mechanical and Muscular Determinants of Metabolic Cost During Hand Carriage of Load
Position After Graduation: Biomechanist, US Army Research Laboratory

Wen Li

2006-2012
Advisor: Dr. Liyun Wang
Thesis:
Solute diffusion in the bone lacunar-canalicular system: Its dependency on molecular weight, shape, and charge
Dissertation:
Imaging extracellular solute transport and intracellular calcium mobilization in bone and cartilage
Position After Graduation:

Laura McDonald

2006-2012
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Kaminski
Dissertation: 
Biomechanical variability in high school and collegiate softball pitchers: A within- and between-pitch type comparison
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, Lewis University

Mehmet Uygur

2008-2012
Advisor: Dr. Slobodan Jaric
Dissertation: 
Grip force control in static manipulation tasks
Position After Graduation: Associate Professor, Rowan University 

2011 Graduates

Kathryn Arbour

2006-2011
Advisor: Dr. Todd Royer
Dissertation: Tibial shock of on-ice figure skating jumps relates to jump-characteristics and kinematics
Position After Graduation: Owner, Ice Dynamics

Joseph Gardinier

2003-2011
Advisor: Dr. Randall Duncan & Dr. Kurt Manal
Thesis: Evaluation of an EMG-driven model and its ability to estimate joint moments at the knee
Dissertation: 
The mechanotransduction of osteoblasts in response to hydraulic pressure and fluid flow induced shear stress
Position After Graduation: Assistant Scientist, Henry Ford Health System

David Logerstedt

2008-2011
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Dissertation: Restoring knee function: Physical impairment measures, activity limitations, and patient-reported outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament injury, surgery, and rehabilitation
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Delaware

Kevin McGinnis

2009-2011
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Thesis: Dynamic Joint Stiffness and Co-Contraction in Subjects After Total Knee Arthoplasty
Position After Graduation: Biomechanical Engineer, Shriners Hospital for Children

Stephanie Di Stasi

2007-2011
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Dissertation: 
The fickle ACL deficient athlete: Investigation of the non-coperresponse to injury, surgery, and neuromuscular training
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Ohio State University

Ann Harrington

2005-2011
Advisor: Dr. Sam Lee
Dissertation: The development of a functional electrical stimulation assisted cycling intervention to increase fitness and strength in children with cerebral palsy
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Arcadia University

Toran Macleod

2009-2011
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler & Dr. Thomas Buchanan
Dissertation: Neuromuscular coordination impairments: The effect of ACL injury and reconstruction
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California

Margaret Roos

2006-2011
Advisor: Dr. Katherine Rudolph
Dissertation: Reliability and validity of dynamic balance measures and the influence of dynamic balance on ambulation activity post stroke
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Rebecca Fellin

2006-2011
Advisor: Dr. Irene Davis
Thesis: Three-dimensional comparison of lower extremity kinematics during overground and treadmill running
Dissertation: 
The Effect of Gait Retraining on External Loading and Associated Bony Loading in Runners
Position After Graduation: Civilian Researcher, US Army Research Institute 

Xin Jin

2009-2011
Advisor: Dr. Slobodan Jaric
Thesis: The effect of instruction and hand dominance on grip force coordination in manipulation tasks
Position After Graduation: Doctoral Student, Columbia University

Jeffrey Mattson

2009-2011
Advisor: Dr. Jim Richards
Thesis: Identification of Scapular Kinematics Using Surface Mapping: A Validation Study
Position After Graduation:

Richard Willy

2007-2011
Advisor: Dr. Irene Davis
Dissertation: Gender differences in the mechanics of patellofemoral pain syndrome
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, East Carolina University, NC

2010 Graduates

Andrew Kubinski

2008-2010
Advisor: Dr. Jill Higginson
Thesis: Strategies Used During a Challenging Weighted Walking Task in Healthy, Older Adults and Subjects with Knee Osteoarthritis
Position After Graduation: Doctoral Student, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

William Thompson

2007-2010
Advisor: Dr. Mary Farach-Carson
Dissertation: Perlecan modulates the function of the osteocyte lacuno-canalicular system
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina

Deepak Kumar

2006-2010
Advisor: Dr. Katherine Rudolph
Dissertation: Neuromuscular Control of Joint Stability in Knee Osteoarthritis
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California

Sarah Trager

2005-2010
Advisor: Dr. Jim Richards
Dissertation: Biomechanical analysis of gait termination in children
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University

Hui-Min Lee

2004-2010
Advisor: Dr. Cole Galloway
Thesis: Coordination of arm movements in healthy full term infants from the pre-reaching period to the onset of reaching
Dissertation:
The effect of early intensive postural and movement training on head control, pre-reaching movements and early reaching behaviors
Position After Graduation:

2009 Graduates

Joaquin Barrios

2005-2009
Advisor: Dr. Irene Davis
Dissertation: A biomechanical assessment of young, asymptomatic individuals with varus knee alignment: Can gait retraining be beneficial?
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, University of Dayton

Nicole Chimera

2005-2009
Advisor: Dr. Kurt Manal
Dissertation: Gastrocnemius recession: A treatment for foot pathology associated with isolated contracture
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, Northern Arizona University

Erin Delaney

2005-2009
Advisor: Dr. Bill Farquhar
Dissertation: Muscle metaboreflex sensitivity in hypertensive adults
Position After Graduation:

Trisha Kesar

2002-2009
Advisor: Dr. Stuart Binder-Macleod
Thesis: Effect of stimulation frequency and intensity on skeletal muscle fatigue during repetitive electrical stimulation
Dissertation:
Effects of novel functional electical stimulation strategies on post-stroke gait
Position After Graduation: 
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Delaware

Amy Lynch

2005-2009
Advisor: Dr. Cole Galloway
Dissertation: Robot assisted mobility for very young infants
Position After Graduation: 
Postdoctoral Fellow, Misericordia University

Stephen Thomas

2008-2009
Advisor: Dr. Charles (Buz) Swanik
Dissertation: Anatomical and Neuromuscular Adaptations in Division I Collegiate Baseball Players
Position After Graduation: 
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania

Dustin Bruening

2004-2009
Advisor: Dr. Jim Richards
Dissertation: A kinetic multi-segment foot model with preliminary applications in clinical gait analysis
Position After Graduation: Manager, Movement Analysis Laboratory, Shriners Hospitals for Children, PA

Harrison Crowell III

2004-2009
Advisor: Dr. Irene Davis
Dissertation: Gait retraining for the reduction of lower extremity loading
Position After Graduation: Civilian Researcher, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

Jonathan Edwards

2007-2009
Advisor: Dr. William Rose
Thesis: Modeling of Arterial Hemodynamics
Position After Graduation: Medical Student, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk

Zaeem Khan

2004-2009
Advisor: Dr. Sunil Agrawal
Dissertation: Modeling, optimal kinematics, and flight control of bio-inspired flapping wing micro air vehicles
Position After Graduation: 
Mechanical Engineer, General Electric Global Research

Katherine Morrison

2004-2009
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Kaminski
Dissertation: The examination of dynamic foot pressure distributions, running mechanics, and a lateral hop in subjects with chronic ankle instability
Position After Graduation: 
Assistant Professor, West Chester University

Megan Wenner

2004-2009
Advisor: Dr. Bill Farquhar
Dissertation: The role of COX-2 inhibition in salt sensitivity of blood pressure
Position After Graduation: 
Postdoctoral Fellow, John B. Pierce Laboratory, Yale School of Medicine

Sudhaker Chhabra

2004-2009
Advisor: Dr. Ajay Prasad
Dissertation: Fluid flow and particle dispersion in lung acini
Position After Graduation: Research Engineer, Heat Transfer Research, Inc., Texas

Paulo de Freitas

2005-2009
Advisor: Dr. Slobodan Jaric
Dissertation: Force coordination in object manipulation: Effects of load force direction and grasping technique
Position After Graduation:

Erin Hartigan

2005-2009
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Dissertation: Knee function after ACL rupture and reconstruction effects of neuromuscular training
Position After Graduation: 
Assistant Professor, University of New England

Vennila Krishnan

2006-2009
Advisor: Dr. Slobodan Jaric
Dissertation:
Force coordination during object manipulation in individuals with multiple sclerosis
Position After Graduation: 
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois, Chicago

Brian Noehren

2005-2009
Advisor: Dr. Irene Davis
Dissertation: A mechanistic approach to the etiology and treatment of patellofemoral pain syndrome
Position After Graduation: 
Associate Professor, University of Kentucky

Yuri Yoshida

2003-2009
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Thesis: Gait patterns one year after unilateral total knee arthroplasty
Dissertation: Gait performance for individuals after total knee arthroplasty: A longitudinal analysis
Position After Graduation: 
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Utah

2008 Graduates

Kristin Briem

2004-2008
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Dissertation: Gait and function in knee osteoarthritis: Effects of hyaluronan injection
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, University of Iceland

Wei-Li Hsu

2002-2008
Advisor: Dr. John Scholz
Dissertation: Multi-joint coordination underlies upright postural control
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oregon

Sara Farquhar

2003-2008
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Dissertation: Outcomes following unilateral total knee arthroplasty: A longitudinal investigation
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Anderson Orthopedic Clinic, Virginia

Joseph Zeni

2005-2008
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler & Dr. Jill Higginson
Dissertation: Alterations in joint loading and muscle coordination strategies with the progression of medial compartment knee osteoarthritis
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Delaware

Gregory Gutierrez

2005-2008
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Kaminski
Dissertation: Neuromuscular control in ankle instability
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, New York University

2007 Graduates

Adam Fullenkamp

2003-2007
Advisor: Dr. Jim Richards
Dissertation: A hybrid gait recognition solution using video and ground contact information
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, Bowling Green State University

John Willson

2003-2007
Advisor: Dr. Irene Davis
Dissertation: Hip strength and lower extremity mechanics in females with and without patellofemoral pain
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin La Crosse

Wendy Hurd

2002-2007
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Thesis: Differences in walking kinematics between genders before and after perturbation enhanced training
Dissertation: 
Quadriceps strength and the ACL deficient non-coper
Position After Graduation: Physical Therapy Researcher & Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic 

Jeng-Feng Yang

1999-2007
Advisor: Dr. John Scholz
Dissertation: Motor learning and adaptation: The role of motor abundance
Position After Graduation: Lecturer, National Cheng Kung University

Stephanie Marchesi

2002-2007
Advisor: Dr. Todd Royer
Dissertation: The effects of fatigue and disease severity on gait mechanics in subjects with multiple sclerosis
Position After Graduation: Gait Laboratory Technician, A.I. duPont Hospital for Children

Rebecca Zifchock

2003-2007
Advisor: Dr. Irene Davis
Dissertation: The relationship between lower extremity asymmetry and overuse injuries in recreational runners
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

2006 Graduates

Li Wei Chou

2001-2006
Advisor: Dr. Stuart Binder-Macleod
Dissertation: New strategies to maintain paralyzed skeletal muscle force output during repetitive electrical stimulation
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Arizona

Ryan Maladen

2004-2006
Advisor: Dr. Stuart Binder-Macleod
Thesis: Effect of stimulation train characteristics on the dynamic performance of human skeletal muscle
Position After Graduation: Doctoral Student, Georgia Institute of Technology

Laura Schmitt

2001-2006
Advisor: Dr. Katherine Rudolph
Dissertation: Physiological and Biomechanical Changes in Middle-aged Persons as Related to Knee Osteoarthritis
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Cincinnati

Jill Heathcock

2001-2006
Advisor: Dr. Cole Galloway
Dissertation: The effects of daily training on movement skills in infants born premature
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan

Priya Pabreja

2004-2006
Advisor: Dr. Nancy Getchell
Thesis: Exploring and identifying gross motor coordination deficits in children with dyslexia
Position After Graduation:

Michele Lobo

2000-2006
Advisor: Dr. Cole Galloway
Dissertation: Effects of enhanced social, postural, and object-oriented experiences on infants’ abilities to contact and explore objects
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Delaware

Stephanie Petterson

2001-2006
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Dissertation: Knee osteoarthritis and total knee arthroplasty: Quadriceps weakness, rehabilitation, and recovery
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Delaware

2005 Graduates

Anjana Bhat

2000-2005
Advisor: Dr. Cole Galloway
Dissertation: The emergence of purposeful reaching: Developmental changes and constraints in hand and joint kinematics of early arm movements
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins Center for Autism

Mengtao Guo

2002-2005
Advisor: Dr. Kurt Manal
Thesis: The Effect of Foot Progression Angle on the Knee Adduction Moment During Walking and Stair Climbing in Individuals with Medial Compartment Knee Osteoarthritis
Position After Graduation: Doctoral Student, University of California, San Francisco 

Robert Butler

2001-2005
Advisor: Dr. Irene Davis
Dissertation: Interaction of arch type and footwear on running mechanics
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina

Ya-Weng Tseng

1999-2005
Advisor: Dr. John Scholz
Thesis: The Role of Motor Redundancy in the Control of Pointing Tasks
Dissertation: 
The use of motor abundance in controlling coordinated bimanual drawing tasks
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University

Tracy Dierks

2001-2005
Advisor: Dr. Irene Davis
Dissertation: Kinematics and joint coupling in runners with patellofemoral pain during a prolonged run
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, Indiana University

2004 Graduates

David Hudson

1998-2004
Advisor: Dr. Jim Richards
Dissertation: The role of lower limb torsions in gait and bone density of the proximal tibia
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Delaware

Dustyn Roberts

2003-2004
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Buchanan
Thesis: Optimal Pennation Angle of the Primary Ankle Dorsi and Plantarflexors: Gender, Contraction Intensity, and Limb Considerations
Position After Graduation: Project Engineer, Honeybee Robotics

Maikutlo Kebaetse

1998-2004
Advisor: Dr. Stuart Binder-Macleod
Dissertation: Strategies that improve skeletal muscle performance during electrically elicited, repetitive non-isometric contractions in healthy subjects and subjects with spinal cord injury
Position After Graduation: Senior Lecturer, University of Botswana

Wayne Scott

1999-2004
Advisor: Dr. Stuart Binder-Macleod
Dissertation: The electrically elicited force responses of the paralyzed quadriceps femoris muscles of people with spinal cord injury
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Ryan Mizner

2001-2004
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Dissertation: Quadriceps femoris weakness and functional outcome in individuals with end-stage knee osteoarthritis
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, Eastern Washington University

2003 Graduates

Rachna Gupta

2000-2003
Advisor: Dr. Irene Davis
Thesis: Lower extremity mechanics associated with successful orthotic intervention in patients with anterior knee pain
Position After Graduation:

Darcy Reisman

1999-2003
Advisor: Dr. John Scholz
Dissertation: Coordination of kinematics and kinetics for seated reaching tasks in persons with hemiparesis
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Michael Higgins

1999-2003
Advisor: Dr. David Barlow
Dissertation: Comparison of impact data in the center of gravity and soft palate of a NOCSAE head form with and without sports helmets
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor & Associate Athletic Trainer, University of Delaware

Scott Stackhouse

1998-2003
Advisor: Dr. Stuart Binder-Macleod
Dissertation: Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation of the Quadriceps Femoris and Triceps Surae Muscles in Children with Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Drexel University College of Medicine

Michael Lewek

1999-2003
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Dissertation: Knee malalignment and the progression of osteoarthritis
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Glenn Williams

1999-2003
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Buchanan & Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Dissertation: Neuromuscular function in the anterior cruciate ligament deficient and reconstructed knee
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, University of Iowa

2002 Graduates

Terese Chmielewski

1998-2002
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Dissertation: Dynamic stability in ACL-deficient knees
Position After Graduation: Assistant Professor, University of Florida 

Stephen Pledgie

1996-2002
Advisor: Dr. Sunil Agrawal
Dissertation: An integrated approach to the design of linear dynamic network -based systems
Position After Graduation: Research Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory

Jennifer Stevens

2000-2002
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Dissertation: Physiologically-based rehabilitation for patients after total knee arthroplasty
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Florida

2001 Graduates

Jun Ding

1997-2001
Advisor: Dr. Stuart Binder-Macleod & Dr. Anthony Wexler
Thesis: A predictive 2-step model of isometric forces generated by rat and human muscles
Dissertation:
Mathematical models that predicts muscle isometric forces and fatigue
Position After Graduation: Research Scientist, University of Delaware

Timothy Niiler

1996-2001
Advisor: Dr. Jim Richards
Dissertation: Efficacy of predictions of post-operative gait in rectus transfer patients using neural networks
Position After Graduation: Instructor, West Chester University

David Russ

1996-2001
Advisor: Dr. Stuart Binder-Macleod
Dissertation: Identification of stimulation parameters for the minimization of fatigue during repetitive, isometric contractions on skeletal muscle
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

2000 Graduates

Carrie Laughton

1998-2000
Advisor: Dr. Irene Davis
Thesis: Orthotic Intervention: Rearfoot Motion and Lower Extremity Shock in Rearfoot and Forefoot Strike Patterns
Position After Graduation: Technical Sales, Medtronics Corp, MN

Dorsey Williams III

1996-2000
Advisor: Dr. Irene Davis
Dissertation: Lower extremity mechanics and injury patterns in runners with pes cavus and pes planus
Position After Graduation: Associate Professor, East Carolina University

1999 Graduates

Samuel Lee

1994-1999
Advisor: Dr. Stuart Binder-Macleod
Dissertation: Optimization of isotonic performance of human skeletal muscle
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania

Kelly McClenathan

1997-1999
Advisor: Dr. Tariq Rahman
Thesis: Power Augmentation for Rehabilitation Robots
Position After Graduation:

Edward Quigley III

1997-1999
Advisor: Dr. Jim Richards
Dissertation: Predicting the rate of energy consumption while walking at a self-selected pace for children with cerebral palsy
Position After Graduation: Motion Analysis Laboratory, Shriners Hospital for Children, Florida

1998 Graduates

Kurt Manal

1993-1998
Advisor: Dr. Irene Davis
Dissertation: Comparison of surface-mounted markers and attachment methods in estimating tibial rotations during walking
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Delaware

Katherine Rudolph

1994-1998
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Dissertation: Dynamic stability in the anterior cruciate ligament deficient knee
Position After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston University

1997 Graduates

Jill Schuyler

1994-1997
Advisor: Dr. Tariq Rahman
Thesis: Assessing human-robotic performance for vocational placement
Position After Graduation: