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Srikant Vallabhajosula

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Education
Gerald L. Francis Center 100Q
2085 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
svallabhajosula@elon.edu (336) 278-6402

Professional Expertise

Biomechanical analysis and Motor control related to human posture and movement

Education

Ph.D.     University of Florida, August 2010
Major: Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
Concentration: Biomechanics
Chairs: Mark Tillman, Ph.D., Chris Hass, Ph.D.
Dissertation: “Effect of low frequency bilateral deep brain stimulation of subthalamic nucleus on balance and gait in Parkinson disease.”

M.S.     University of Cincinnati, May 2005
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Concentration: Biomechanics
Advisor: Ronald Huston, Ph.D.
Thesis: “Developing a biomechanical model of the upper extremities and perform its kinematic analysis, concentrating mainly on the motion at the shoulder joint.”

B.E.     Osmania University, May 2002
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Employment History

Assistant Professor (Biomechanics), Department of Physical Therapy Education, School of Health Sciences, Elon University
Period: July 2012 to present
Courses taught:
•    DPT 611 Research Design I
•    DPT 621 Research Design II
•    DPT 804 Advanced Clinical Practice Selective Tracks (Research track)

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility, School of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Period: August 2010 to June 2012
Supervisor: Dr. Nick Stergiou

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Advanced Surgical Technology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health
Period: August 2010 to August 2011

Instructor, School of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Period: August 2011 to December 2011
Courses taught:
•    PE 8400 Motor Learning
•    PE 8100 Special Topics Seminar in Biomechanics
•    PE 8100 Special Topics Readings in Biomechanics

Instructor, Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida
Period: August 2008 to May 2010
Course taught:
APK 3200C Biomechanical Basis of Human Movement

Research Assistant, Department of Adult and Elderly Nursing, University of Florida Period: May 2009 to September 2009

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Anatomy Laboratory, University of Florida 
Period: January 2007 to May 2008
Course taught:
APK 2100C Applied Human Anatomy-Lab

Research Assistant, Department of Adult and Elderly Nursing, University of Florida Period: May 2007 to December 2007

Research Assistant, Biomechanics Laboratory, University of Florida 
Period: January 2006 to December 2006

Research IT Practitioner, Human Motor Performance Laboratory, University of Florida Period: November 2004 to November 2005

Grants Awarded

Static and Dynamic Balance Training for Older Adults: A Comparative Study
Grantor: Elon University, 2012, $3230, Role: Principal Investigator

Three Dimensional Biomechanical Analyses of Human Movement for Teaching and Learning
Grantor: Center for Teaching and Learning Grant, Elon University, 2012, $3200, Role: Principal Investigator

Publications

1. Nocera, J.R., Amano, S., Vallabhajosula, S., Hass, C.J. Tai Chi Exercise to Improve Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. J Yoga Phys Ther 2013;3:137. doi:10.4172/2157-7595.1000137

2. Stegemöller, E.L., Vallabhajosula, S., Haq, I., Hwynn, N., Hass, C.J., Okun, M.S. Selective use of low frequency stimulation in Parkinson's disease based on presence of tremor. NeuroRehabilitation.2013 Jul 9. [Epub ahead of print]

3. Amano, S., Nocera, J.R., Vallabhajosula, S., Juncos, J.L., Gregor, R.J., Waddell, D.E., Wolf, S.L., Hass, C.J. The effect of Tai Chi exercise on gait initiation and gait performance in persons with Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2013 Jul 5. doi:pii: S1353-8020(13)00225-3. 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2013.06.007. [Epub ahead of print]

4. Haworth, J., Harbourne, R., Vallabhajosula, S., Stergiou, N. Center of pressure and the projection of the time-course of sitting skill acquisition. Gait Posture 2013 Apr 17. doi:pii: S0966-6362(13)00186-0. 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2013.03.027. [Epub ahead of print]

5. Vallabhajosula, S., Judkins, T.N., Mukherjee, M., Suh I.H., Oleynikov, D., Siu, K.-C. Skills learning in robot-assisted surgery is benefited by task-specific augmented feedback. Surg Innov. 2013 Apr 10 [Epub ahead of print]

6. Vallabhajosula, S., Buckley, T.A., Tillman, M.D., Hass, C.J. Age and Parkinson’s disease related kinematic alterations during multi-directional gait initiation. Gait Posture 2013 Feb;37(2):280-6.

7. Koutakis, P., Mukherjee, M., Vallabhajosula, S., Blanke, D.J., Stergiou, N. Path Integration: Effect of Curved Path Complexity and Sensory System on Blindfolded Walking. Journal: Gait Posture 2013 Feb;37(2):154-8.

8. Roemmich, R.T., Nocera, J.R., Vallabhajosula, S., Amano, S., Naugle, K.M., Stegemöller, E.L., Hass, C.J. Spatiotemporal variability during gait initiation in Parkinson's disease. Gait Posture 2012 Jul; 36(3):340-3.

9. Vallabhajosula, S., Yentes, J.M., Stergiou, N. Frontal joint dynamics when initiating stair ascent from a walk versus a stand. J Biomech 2012 Feb; 45(3):609-13.

10. Vallabhajosula, S., Yentes, J.M., Momcilovic, M., Blanke, D., Stergiou, N. Do lower-extremity joint dynamics change when stair negotiation is initiated with a self-selected comfortable gait speed? Gait Posture 2012 Feb; 35(2):203-8.

11. Huang, C.-K., Suh, I.H., Chien, J.-H., Vallabhajosula, S., Oleynikov, D., Siu, K.-C. Investigating the Muscle Activities of Performing Surgical Training Tasks Using Virtual Simulator. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2012; 173:200-4. 

12. Nocera, J.R., Price, C., Fernandez, H., Amano, S., Vallabhajosula, S., Okun, M., Hwynn, N., Hass, C. Specific Measures of Postural Stability and Cognition Demonstrate Motor Frontal Associations In Parkinson Disease. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders 2010 Nov; 16(9):590-4

Presentations

  1. Yeung, S-Y., Vallabhajosula, S., Bailey, S.P. Trends among Self-Reported Yoga-Related Injuries: An Exploratory Study. Poster to be presented at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada, February, 2014.
  2. Hensley, R.L., Bailey, S.P., Vallabhajosula, S. Does resistance exercise improve dual task gait performance in older adults? Poster to be presented at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada, February, 2014.
  3. Freund, J., Stetts, D., Magill, J., Fedorcha, M., Hardison, A., Long, K., Vallabhajosula, S. Trunk Endurance Tests in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis: Reliability and Comparison to Healthy Matched Controls Poster to be presented at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada, February, 2014.
  4. Vallabhajosula, S., Johansson, C. Are Static and Dynamic balance training beneficial for older adults with increased fall-risk? Poster to be presented at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada, February, 2014.
  5. Vallabhajosula, S., Worley, F.P., Hensley, R.L., Bailey, S.P. Relationship between functional performance, cognition, gait and balance measures in older adults after resistance training. Poster presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Omaha, Nebraska, September 2013.
  6. Davidson, A.J., Vallabhajosula, S., Mukherjee, M., Stergiou, N. Vestibular Contributions To Blindfolded Path Navigation. Podium presentation at the 37th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Omaha, Nebraska, September 2013.
  7. Vallabhajosula, S., Bailey, S.P., Ketcham, C.J., Folger, S.P., Bixby, W.R., Miller, P.C., Barnes, K., Hall, E.E. Spatiotemporal Gait Variability among High School Football Players - ElonBrainCare Study. Poster presented at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 2013.
  8. Vallabhajosula, S., Mukherjee, M., Davidson, A.J., Stergiou, N. Leg dominance influences minimum toe clearance during stair ascension. Poster to be presented at the 18th Annual Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Meeting. Cincinnati, Ohio, May 2013.
  9. Vallabhajosula, S., Marsh, S., Oxendine, C., Hensley, R.L. Does a 4-week resistance training program for older adults improve balance and cognition? Poster presented at the 2013 Human Movement Science Research Symposium, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, March 2013.
  10. Mukherjee, M., Chien, J.H., Vallabhajosula, S., Stergiou, N. Locomotor Adaptation in a Virtual Environment affects Gait Kinetics. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Neuroscience. New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2012.
  11. Hall, E.E., Ketcham, C.J., Bailey, S.P., Bixby, W.R., Folger, S.E., Kostek, M.C., Miller, P.C., Vallabhajosula, S., Barnes, K.P. ELON BrainCARE: A Neuroscience Approach to Examine the Impact of Concussions in College Student-Athletes. Poster presented at the 2nd Conference of Concussion in Athletics: From Brain to Behavior, State College, Pennsylvania, October 2012.
  12. Hall, E.E., Ketcham, C.J., Bailey, S.P., Bixby, W.R., Folger, S.E., Kostek, M.C., Miller, P.C., Vallabhajosula, S., Barnes, K.P. ELON BrainCARE: Concussion Assessment, Research and Education Outreach Program for Highschool Football Athletes. Poster presented at the 2nd Conference of Concussion in Athletics: From Brain to Behavior, State College, Pennsylvania, October 2012.
  13. Vallabhajosula, S., Mukherjee, M., Stergiou, N. Effect of Tactile Perturbation on Blindfolded Circular Navigation. Podium presentation at the 36th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Gainesville, Florida, August 2012.
  14. Vallabhajosula, S., Tan, C.W., Davidson, A.J., Mukherjee, M., Siu, K.-C., Yentes, J.M., McGrath, D., Myers, S.A. Kinematics and Kinetics of Stair Ascent while Dual-Tasking. Poster presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Gainesville, Florida, August 2012.
  15. Vallabhajosula, S., Renz, J.J., Chien, J.-H., Hunt, N., Stergiou, N. Influence of Stepping Rate on Stride Interval Variability of Stair-Climbing. Poster presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Gainesville, Florida, August 2012.
  16. Vallabhajosula, S., Roberts, B.L., Hass, C.J. Influence of Tai Chi on Kinematics during Multi-directional Gait Initiation. Poster presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Gainesville, Florida, August 2012.
  17. Davidson, A.J., Vallabhajosula, S., Tan, C.W., Mukherjee, M., Siu, K.-C., Yentes, J.M., McGrath, D., Myers, S.A. Impact of Dual-Tasking on Lower Joint Dynamics during Stair Ascension. Poster presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Gainesville, Florida, August 2012.
  18. Renz, J.J., Vallabhajosula, S., Hunt, N., Chien, J.-H., Stergiou, N. Differences in Stride Interval Variability During Stair-Climbing and Treadmill Walking. Poster presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Gainesville, Florida, August 2012.
  19. Yu, Y., Haworth, J.L., Vallabhajosula, S., Harbourne, R.T., Stergiou, N. Children with Cerebral Palsy may not benefit from Stochastic Vibration when Developing Independent Sitting. Poster presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Gainesville, Florida, August 2012.
  20. Chien, J.-H., Huang, C.-K, Vallabhajosula, S., Mukherjee, M., Siu, K.-C., Stergiou, N. The Effect of Vibrotactile Stimulation on Long Range Correlation of Stride Interval Time Series among Different Walking Speeds. Poster presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Gainesville, Florida, August 2012.
  21. Arnold, B. A., Yu, Y., Haworth, J. L., Vallabhajosula, S., Harbourne, R. T., & Stergiou, N. Variability measures are sensitive to the severity of Cerebral Palsy for sitting postural control. Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies (ICIS) 2012. Minneapolis, Minnesota. June 2012.
  22. Yu, Y., Haworth, J. L., Vallabhajosula, S., Harbourne, R. T., Stergiou, N. Move more, learn faster: Contribution of sway variability to achieving the sitting milestone in infants with Cerebral Palsy. Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies (ICIS) 2012. Minneapolis, Minnesota. June 2012.
  23. Amano, S., Nocera, J.R., Vallabhajosula, S., Hass, C.J. The Effect Of Tai Chi On Postural Control In Parkinson's Disease: A Pilot Study. Thematic Poster presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, San Francisco, California, May 2012.
  24. Haworth, J.L., Vallabhajosula, S., Stergiou N. Perception of Motion Complexity is Deficient in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Toronto, Ontario, May 2012.
  25. Huang, C.-K., Suh, I.H., Chien, J.-H., Vallabhajosula, S., Oleynikov, D., Siu, K.-C. Investigating the Muscle Activities of Performing Surgical Training Tasks Using Virtual Simulators. Poster presented at the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR) 19/NextMed Conference. Newport Beach, California, February 2012.
  26. Vallabhajosula, S., Yentes, J.M., Tan, C.W., Siu, K.-C., Stergiou, N. Impact of starting position on variability of neuromuscular control during stair negotiation. Poster presented at the Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 2011.  Washington, D.C., November 2011. 813.09/SS7
  27. Stegemöller, E.L., Vallabhajosula, S., Okun, M.S., Haq, I., Hwynn, N., Hass, C.J. Impact of starting position on variability of neuromuscular control during stair negotiation. Poster presented at the Proceedings of the Society for Neuroscience 2011.  Washington, D.C., November 2011. 50.21/W7
  28. Vallabhajosula, S., Yentes, J.M., Tan, C.W., Siu, K.-C., Stergiou, N. Frontal Joint Dynamics When Initiating Stair Ascent With And Without Gait Speed. Poster presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Long Beach, California, August 2011.
  29. Yentes, J. M., Vallabhajosula, S., Stergiou, N. Adaptations in Joint Kinetics Over Consecutive Steps in Stair Negotiation. Poster presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Long Beach, California, August 2011.
  30. Park, K., Vallabhajosula, S., Roemmich, R., Hass, C., Hsiao-Wecksler, E. Effects of Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation on Parkinsonian Gait Behavior.  Poster presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Long Beach, California, August 2011.
  31. Huang, C.-K., Chien, J.-H., Vallabhajosula, S., Siu, K.-C., Stergiou, N. Reduced Visual Input Affects Gait Characteristics During Treadmill Walking in a Virtual Environment.  Poster presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Long Beach, California, August 2011.
  32. Hoover, B., Amano, S., Vallabhajosula, S., Nocera, J.R., Hass, C. Self-Rating Scales Do Not Predict Balance in Parkinson Disease.  Poster presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, Colorado, June 2011.
  33. Hass, C.J., Nocera, J., Amano, S., Vallabhajosula, S., Roemmich, R. Tai Chi Training And Non-motor Features Of Parkinson’s Disease. Poster presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, Colorado, June 2011.
  34. Vallabhajosula, S., Okun, M., Hwynn, N., Haq, I., Hass, C. Effect of low frequency bilateral deep brain stimulation of subthalamic nucleus on gait in Parkinson disease. Podium presentation at the 16th Annual Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Meeting. Bethesda, Maryland, April 2011.
  35. Vallabhajosula, S., Yentes, J.M., Tan, C.W., Siu, K.-C., Stergiou, N. Do lower-extremity joint dynamics change when stair negotiation is initiated with a self-selected gait speed? Poster presented at the 16th Annual Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Meeting. Bethesda, Maryland, April 2011.
  36. Chien, J.-H., Vallabhajosula, S., Siu, K.-C., Stergiou, N. The effect of walking speed on gait variability in healthy middle-age and elderly individuals. Poster presented at the 16th Annual Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Meeting. Bethesda, Maryland, April 2011.
  37. Vallabhajosula, S., Suh I.H., Mukherjee, M., Chien, J.-H., Huang, C.-K., Judkins, T.N., Oleynikov, D., Siu, K.-C. Are task-specific augmented visual feedbacks beneficial for robotic surgical training? Poster presented at the 2011 Society for American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Conference (SAGES), San Antonio, Texas, March 2011.
  38. Hoover, B., Amano, S., Vallabhajosula, S., Nocera, J.R., Hass, C. The Relationship among Fear of Falling and Balance Confidence and Postural Stability in Parkinson Disease. Poster presented at the 6th Annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium, Gainesville, Florida, March 2011.
  39. Amano, S., Nocera, J.R., Vallabhajosula, S., Hass, C.J., Improvement on postural control after Tai Chi training in Parkinson Disease. Poster presented at the 6th Annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium, Gainesville, Florida, March 2011.
  40. Elrod, J.M., Roemmich, R., Vallabhajosula, S., Hass, C.J., Okun, M. Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Interlimb Coordination During Gait in Parkinson’s Disease. Poster presented at The College of Medicine 2011 Celebration of Research Day, Gainesville, Florida, March 2011.
  41. Nocera, J., Amano, S., Vallabhajosula, S., Price, C., Fernandez, H., Okun, M., Hass, C. Postural Stability and Cognitive Function In Parkinson’s Disease. Poster presented at The College of Medicine 2010 Celebration of Research Day, Gainesville, Florida, April 2010.
  42. Vallabhajosula, S., Haq, I., Hwynn, N., Zeilman, P., Okun, M.S., Hass, C.J. Acute Effects of Low Frequency Deep Brain Stimulation on Posture, Gait and Cognition in a Parkinson Disease Cohort. Poster presented at the 5th Annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium, Gainesville, Florida, March 2010.
  43. Vallabhajosula, S., Juncos, J.L., Hass, C.J. Effect of resistance training on sleep quality in persons with Parkinson disease. Poster presented at the 3rd International Congress on Gait and Mental Function, Washington, D.C., February 2010.
  44. Amano, S., Nocera, J., Vallabhajosula, S., Juncos, J., Hass, C. Biomechanical and clinical gait assessment for person with Parkinson disease. Poster presented at the 3rd International Congress on Gait and Mental Function, Washington, D.C., February 2010.
  45. Nocera, J., Vallabhajosula, S., Zahodne, L., Sozda, C., Bowers, D., Fernandez, H., Hass, C. Is apathy associated with postural control in Parkinson's disease. Poster presented at the 3rd International Congress on Gait and Mental Function, Washington, D.C., February 2010.
  46. Nocera, J., Amano, S., Vallabhajosula, S., Fernandez, H., Hass, C. Gait performance and cognitive function in Parkinson's disease. Poster presented at the 3rd International Congress on Gait and Mental Function, Washington, D.C., February 2010.
  47. Nocera, J.R., Vallabhajosula, S., Amano, S., Hass, C.J. The relationship between balance and cognition in Parkinson’s disease.  A 15-minute discussion at the 2009 American Society of Biomechanics Meeting, State College, Pennsylvania, August 2009.
  48. Vallabhajosula, S., Buckley, T., Amano, S., Hass, C.J. Kinematics of Multi-directional Gait Initiation. Poster presented at the 2009 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, May 2009.
  49. Nocera, J., Vallabhajosula, S., Amano, S., Buckley, T., Hass, C.J. Dynamic Stability During Multi-Directional Gait Initiation: Influence of Age and Disease. Poster presented at the 2009 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, May 2009.
  50. Tillman, M.D., Vallabhajosula, S., Chow, J.W., Fournier, K.A., Giacobbi, P., Hubbard, S. & Levy, C.E. Changes in upper extremity and trunk angular kinematics during power-assisted wheelchair use. Thematic poster presented at the 2009 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, May 2009.
  51. Tillman, M.D., Chow, J.W., Fournier, K.A., Vallabhajosula, S., Giacobbi, P., Dietrich, F.D., Hubbard, S., & Levy, C.E. Changes in wheeling kinematics after 8 weeks of pushrim-activated power-assisted wheelchair use. Poster presented at the 2008 North American Congress on Biomechanics Meeting, Ann Arbor, Michigan, August 2008.
  52. Vallabhajosula, S., Roberts, B.L., Hass, C.J. Tai Chi Training and Multi-Directional Gait Initiation in Older Adults: A Pilot Study. A 15-minute discussion at the 2008 South-Eastern American Society of Biomechanics Conference, Birmingham, Alabama April 2008.
  53. Roberts, B.L., Jessup, J., Marsiske, M., Altmann, L., Thomas, L., Vallabhajosula, S. The effects of Tai Chi on task modification. Poster presented at the 60th Annual Scinetific Meeting of The Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, California, November 2007.
  54. Chow, J.W., Tillman, M.D., Fournier, K.A., Vallabhajosula, S., Stancil, M. A Kinematic Comparison of Manual and Pushrim-Activated Power-Assisted Wheelchair Propulsion. A 15-minute discussion and a published abstract at the 2006 Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics Meeting, Blacksburg, Virginia, August 2006.
  55. Vallabhajosula, S., Ford, K.R., Paterno, M.V., Myer, G.D., Divine, J.G., Hewett, T.E. Effect of changes in ball weight on shoulder rotations during upper body plyometrics. Poster presented at the 2005 American College of Sports Medicine Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, June 2005.
  56. Woodbury, M.L., Richards, L.G., Vallabhajosula, S., Davis, S., Knight, R., Senesac, C., Howland, D. Can “Normal” PostStroke Upper Extremity Reach Be Trained? PHHP Research Day, Gainesville, Florida, March 2005.
  57. Vallabhajosula, S., Madduri, S., Huston, R.L. Role of Finite Element Analysis in Biomechanics. A 15-minute discussion at the 2003 Mid-West Graduate Student Biomechanics Symposium, Toledo, Ohio, April 2003.

Professional Activities

2013- Committee member of the Institutional Review Board at Elon University
2012- Standing committee member of the Residential Campus Advisory Committee at Elon University
2012- Co-Curricular Advisor for Academic Enrichment Program at Elon University
2012 American Society of Biomechanics Conference abstract reviewer
2013 American Society of Biomechanics Conference abstract reviewer
2013 Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society awards reviewer
2011-2012 University of Nebraska at Omaha Honors and Awards committee member

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Society of Biomechanics (Regular Member)
Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society (Regular Member)
American College of Sports Medicine (Regular Member)

Service Activities

JOURNAL REVIEWER

IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Clinical Biomechanics, Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, Gait & Posture, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, International Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Applied Biomechanics

Awards

2012 Hultquist Award, Elon University
2011 Force and Motion Foundation Summer 2011 Travel Scholarship, $500 one-time 
         award.
2009 Graduate Student Council travel grant, University of Florida, $250 one-time award.
2008 C.A. Boyd Graduate Scholarship, University of Florida.
2006 Jane Adams Edmonds Endowed Ph.D. Fellowship, University of Florida.
2002 University Graduate Scholarship, University of Cincinnati.