Mandy Agnew

Injury Biomechanics; Aging, Car Crash Safety

  • The role individual skeletal health plays on the risk of sustaining traumatic injuries.

Google Scholar Injury Biomechanics Research Center


Susan Appling

Orthopaedics; Manual Therapy; Spine

  • Investigation of the utility of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) for injury prediction in high school, college, and professional athletes in a variety of sports

Google Scholar


John Bolte

Injury Biomechanics; Car Crash Safety; Pediatrics; Aging

  • Investigating relationships between human injury and physical mechanical properties.
  • Mechanisms of Injury
  • Car Crash Safety with an emphasis on underrepresented and high-risk populations such as pediatrics and elderly persons.

Google Scholar Injury Biomechanics Research Center


Laura Boucher

Musculoskeletal Health; Injury Biomechanics; Pediatrics; Car Crash Safety

  • Pediatric injury biomechanics and prevention

Injury Biomechanics Research Center


Ajit Chaudhari 

Biomechanlcs; Sports Medicine; Musculoskeletal injuries

  • Examine the role of core stability in the prevention and treatment of injuries across the entire body
  • Identify the mechanisms behind overuse running and throwing injuries
  • Study the effects of chemotherapy, osteoarthritis, total knee arthroplasty and lower extremity amputation on gait and balance.
  • Prevention and Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Injury and Disease in Sports, Orthopedics, Oncology, and Amputation

Google Scholar Clinical, Functional and  Performance Biomechanics Lab


Amy Darragh

Caregiver Burden; Lifelong Disability; Lift Technology

  • Examine interventions to reduce illness, injury, and stress among caregivers and their influence on patient outcomes.
  • Develop and Test Strategies for effective patient rehabilitation which reduce illness, injury, and stress among caregivers.

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Stephanie Di Stasi


  • Hip and knee injuries, physical therapy/rehabilitation outcomes, prevention of disability following injury, motion analysis and biomechanics
  • Three-dimensional motion analysis, clinical examination and functional testing, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

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Kevin Evans

Work-related Injury; Sonography

  • Explore the impact of workplace injury on radiographers, sonographers and other health care professionals.

Google Scholar Laboratory for Investigatory Imaging


Randee Hunter

Skeletal Anatomy; Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

  • IBRC is a multi-disciplinary research center dedicated to investigating relationships between human injury and mechanical properties.

Google Scholar Injury Biomechanics Research Center


Yun Seok Kang

Biomechanics; Car Crash Safety

  • Investigating human injury tolerance and assessing how well anthropomorphic test devices (ATD) replicate the response of a human (i.e., biofidelity of ATD) in motor vehicle crashes and sports activities.
  • The biomechanical responses of the human body to impact by using experimental and FE modeling techniques for high-energy impacts.
  • Multibody Kinematics and Dynamics

Google Scholar Injury Biomechanics Research Center


Jimmy Onate

Musculoskeletal Injury; Body Mechanics

  • Specific issues related to lower extremity injury, in particular anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, pre-participation examinations and human performance optimization

Google Scholar MOVES Lab


Laura Schmitt

Sports Medicine; Biomechanics; Orthopedics

  • Understand the neuromuscular and biomechanical aspects of lower extremity injury, rehabilitation and performance.
  • The neuromuscular, biomechanical, imaging, and functional outcomes following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in children, adolescents and young adults.
  • The neuromuscular, biomechanical and functional outcomes of individuals with varying degrees of knee joint degeneration, from those with focal articular cartilage defects to end-stage knee osteoarthritis and total knee arthroplasty.
  • The lower extremity neuromuscular control and biomechanics of children, adolescents and young adults who are obese