Kristin Morgan, Ph.D.
Gait pattern analysis; quantifying dynamic joint stability; computational modeling of human movement; detecting and assessing lower extremity injury risk.
Bronwell 307, 260 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3247
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-3247
Office Fax: (860) 486-2500
BS (Biomedical Engineering), Duke University, Durham, NC
MS (Biomedical Engineering), Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
PhD (Biomedical Engineering), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
I am a biomedical engineer and my primary research focus is human movement biomechanics. In particular, I am interested in investigating how changes in joint motion and muscle function relate to lower extremity injuries; such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries and patellofemoral pain. In my work, both advanced engineering and statistical techniques – including Nyquist and Bode stability analyses, time series modeling, and wavelets – are employed to detect and characterize changes in joint stability. By using these findings and OpenSim, a musculoskeletal software system, computational models and subject-specific simulations of human movement are developed to better understand how muscles generate force during athletic and other dynamic tasks.
Morgan, K.D., Zheng, Y., Bush, H. and B. Noehren. “Nyquist and Bode Stability Criteria to Assess Dynamic Knee Stability in Healthy and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructed Individuals during Walking.” Journal of Biomechanics, 2016; 49(9): 1686-1691.