(Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Neuroscience & Cognitive Science Program) Dr. Miller’s research focuses on the mechanical loads transmitted throughout the body during human movement, the dependency of these loads on the specifics of an individual’s movement mechanics, and the positive/negative consequences of those loads on health and fitness. He is interested in developing testable theories on why humans move the way we do, if the manner in which an individual walks plays a role in their risk for developing knee osteoarthritis, and if adjustments to gait mechanics and mechanical loading can mitigate this risk in special populations (e.g. older adults, African Americans, amputees). Trainees could pursue projects within or at the interfaces of these topics, using a variety of computational and experimental approaches. Dr. Miller has been a mentor in the UM STAR/ADAPT program for the past two years.
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