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Exercise Physiology
Ph.D. Student (Advisor:Kenney)
Summary Statement

Craig Berry's research focuses on how dehydration impacts physical performance and how dairy-based beverages may serve as an effective alternative to traditional sports drink for promoting rehydration.

Department
  • Graduate Student
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
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 Carla Chierighini Salamunes is in the Women’s Health and Exercise Laboratory (WHEL). Her research interests are the physiological and psychological effects of exercise in women, especially gymnasts and other athletes.

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

Brooke’s research interests are in the lateralized hemispheric processes that surround motor control and their implications for the treatment of various neurological diagnoses, such as stroke.

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

Gabrielle Dillon’s research utilizes the human cutaneous circulation to examine the underlying signaling mechanisms mediating microvascular dysfunction in diseases, as well as the influence of bioceutical and pharmacological interventions.

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
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Korzick)
Department
  • Graduate Student
Psychology of Physical Activity
M.S. Student/ (Advisor: Slobounov)
Department
  • Graduate Student
History and Philosophy of Sport
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Sikes)
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
Biomechanics
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Dingwell)
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: 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
History and Philosophy of Sport
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Lopez-Frias)
Department
  • Graduate Student
Motor Control
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Latash)
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
Exercise Physiology
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Williams)
Summary Statement

John Michael's research determine how wearibles can be used to track athletes stress and recovery on the field and in clinical settings.

Department
  • Graduate Student
History and Philosophy of Sport
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Lopez-Frias)
Department
  • Graduate Student
History and Philosophy of Sport
M.S. Student/ (Advisor: Dyreson)
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
Psychology of Physical Activity
Ph.D. Student (Advisor: Conroy)
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