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History and Philosophy of Sport
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Schultz)
Summary Statement

Zachary Bigalke’s research focuses on the intersection of sport and identity formation, with a focus on the use of international tournaments to integrate immigrant athletes into national communities and the use of sport to reinforce local and regional identities.

Department
  • Graduate Student
History and Philosophy of Sport
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Michelle Sikes)
Summary Statement

Aaron’s research focuses on the language, reporting, and discussion associated with sport, with an emphasis on political and media institutions and how these structures discuss, argue, and connect with politics, national identity, and other issues through sport.

Department
  • Graduate Student
Exercise Physiology
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: De Souza)
Department
  • Graduate Student
Motor Control
M.S. Student/ (Advisor: Slobounov)
Department
  • Graduate Student
Exercise Physiology
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: De Souza)
Summary Statement

Ana’ s research interests are physiological and psychological effects of exercise in women, with a focus on energy availability, reproductive function, and disordered eating in gymnasts and female athletes in general. 

Department
  • Graduate Student
Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Buckley)
Department
  • Graduate Student
History and Philosophy of Sport
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Schultz)
Department
  • Graduate Student
Exercise Physiology
M.S./PhD Student/ (Advisor: Kenney)
Department
  • Graduate Student
Biomechanics
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Challis)
Graduate Research Assistant
Summary Statement

Danny’s research uses motion capture, computer modeling, and data processing techniques to examine the mechanisms by which our feet can influence/contribute to walking, running, and jumping performance.

Department
  • Graduate Student
Biomechanics
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Dingwell)
Department
  • Graduate Student
Psychology of Physical Activity
PhD/MPH Student/ (Advisor: Bopp)
Summary Statement

Lucas D. Elliott’s research focuses on physical activity/active travel disparities throughout underserved populations in order to understand how communities can engage and promote in promotive practices.

Department
  • Graduate Student
Biomechanics
M.S./PhD Student/ (Advisor: Piazza)
Summary Statement

Logan Faux-Dugan’s research investigates the relationships between achilles tendon moment arms and triceps surae muscle architecture parameters and implications for locomotion in human populations.

Department
  • Graduate Student
Exercise Physiology
M.S./Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Kenney)
Department
  • Graduate Student
Exercise Physiology
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Proctor)
Department
  • Graduate Student
Psychology of Physical Activity
M.S. Student/ (Advisor: Slobounov)
Summary Statement

Owen Griffith’s research interests include management of sports concussion and mild traumatic brain injury in student-athlete populations.

Department
  • Graduate Student
Biomechanics
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Rubenson)
Summary Statement

Kavya’s research focuses on the effects of load stimuli across growth on multiple facets of adult musculoskeletal health, including locomotor energetics, joint mechanics, and muscle/tendon properties.

Department
  • Graduate Student
Psychology of Physical Activity
M.S. Student/ (Advisor: Slobounov)
Department
  • Graduate Student
Exercise Physiology
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Thomas)
Department
  • Graduate Student
Exercise Physiology
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Nader)
Department
  • Graduate Student
Exercise Physiology
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Nader)
Summary Statement

Physiological aspects: Protein synthesis and muscle growth, Muscle dysfunction along with muscle atrophy

Functional aspects:  Performance enhancement with multiple perspectives,  Disease recovery and Injury rehabilitation through exercise intervention

Department
  • Graduate Student
Exercise Physiology
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Williams)
Summary Statement

Emily Lundstrom’s research examines energy, metabolism and factors related to performance in athletes as it pertains to health and performance optimization

Department
  • Graduate Student
Motor Control
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Sainburg)
Summary Statement

Candice Maenza’s research involves using kinematics, clinical functional performance testing, structural MRI and Diffusion Tensor Imaging to answer questions regarding ipsilesional upper-extremity impairment in chronic stroke survivors.

Department
  • Graduate Student
History and Philosophy of Sport
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Dyreson)
Department
  • Graduate Student
Area Motor Control
M.S. Student (Advisor: Singh)
Department
  • Graduate Student
Psychology of Physical Activity
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Bopp)
Department
  • Graduate Student
History and Philosophy of Sport
M.S. Student/ (Advisor: Dyreson)
Department
  • Graduate Student
History and Philosophy of Sport
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Francisco Javier Lopez Frias)
Summary Statement

Taliah’s research focus is on play, games and the good life.

Department
  • Graduate Student
Biomechanics
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Dingwell)
Department
  • Graduate Student
Motor Control
PhD Student in Kinesiology and Clinical and Translational Health Sciences (Advisor: Latash)
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics
Summary Statement

Joseph Ricotta’s research uses the physical approach to motor control to investigate the mechanisms of biological movement.

Department
  • Graduate Student
History and Philosophy of Sport
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Dyreson)
Summary Statement

Tom Rorke’s research examines the history and contemporary sociology of ice hockey and other team sports, how gender is performed and regulated in sport and physical activity, and emerging ethical issues in sport and physical activity.

Department
  • Graduate Student
Motor Control
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Sainburg)
Department
  • Graduate Student
Motor Control
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Singh)
Department
  • Graduate Student
Psychology of Physical Activity
M.S./PhD Student/ (Advisor: Downs)
Summary Statement

Isabella Teti’s research focuses on resistance training and interval training during pregnancy, reduction of postpartum opioid use, and exercise dependence in young adults.

Department
  • Graduate Student
Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Vairo)
Department
  • Graduate Student
Exercise Physiology
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Alexander)
Summary Statement

Ms. Williams' research is on women's cardiovascular health, specifically focusing on the mechanisms of vascular dysfunction seen in endometriosis. 

Department
  • Graduate Student
Psychology of Physical Activity
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Conroy)
Department
  • Graduate Student
Motor Control
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Sainburg)
Summary Statement

Jisung’s research utilizes motion analysis and neuromodulation to investigate hemispheric lateralization and inter-hemispheric transfer of motor learning.

Department
  • Graduate Student