Delsys Seminar with Dr. Katherine Boyer

Dr. Katherine Boyer, co-director of the Biomechanics Lab in the Department of Kinesiology, director of the Memorial Gait Analysis Clinic and co-director of the multi-user Human Motion Lab within the Institute of Applied Life Sciences at UMass-Amherst, visited Delsys on September 20th 2016. Dr. Boyer presented her recent research investigation on “Muscle coordination and acute pain flares in Osteoarthritis”. The seminar focused on experimental methodology to create pain flares and to investigate changes in lower extremity muscle coordination patterns in response to pain flares.

Dr. Katherine Boyer

Dr. Katherine Boyer

Co-director of the Biomechanics Lab
Department of Kinesiology
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dr. Boyer is currently an Assistant Professor and co-director of the Biomechanics Lab in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is also the director of the Memorial Gait Analysis Clinic a new joint venture between the UMass Amherst Department of Kinesiology and the UMass Medical School Department of Orthopedics and the co-director of the multi-user Human Motion Lab within the Institute of Applied Life Sciences at UMass-Amherst. The focus of her groups research is on the mechanisms underlying loss of normal joint and whole body function associated with aging, musculoskeletal pain and joint pathology. A key component of this work is the development and implementation of novel approaches to analyze human movement including higher-order statistical methods and non-linear approaches. Dr. Boyer is a Canadian Expat, she received a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering at Queen’s University (Kingston, Ont) and a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Calgary. She worked as a Post-doctoral fellow and then as a Research Associate at Stanford University before joining the faculty at UMass Amherst in 2012.

To learn more Dr. Katherine Boyer, please visit UMass/Boyer