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Jessica Allen

Assistant Professor - Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

My research program uses interdisciplinary techniques spanning experimental biomechanics and computational modeling to identify neural, muscular, and/or skeletal factors that contribute to increased risk of falls. Because daily life requires successfully navigating and transitioning between various movement tasks (e.g., walking, turning, etc), we are particularly interested in the multi-task nature of balance control. Our goal is to identify potentially modifiable targets that can guide rehabilitation interventions for individuals with impaired balance due to aging, disease, and injury.

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2012

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2009

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 2006