University of Nebraska at Omaha
I am a clinical biomechanist with a strong background in evaluating movement dysfunction in clinical populations through the use of novel nonlinear mathematical tools. Specifically, I have been involved with research studies investigating gait and balance in older adults, patients with diabetes, osteoarthritis, multiple sclerosis, peripheral arterial disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). As an Assistant Professor, I have focused my research on improving the quality of life and functional status in patients with movement dysfunction, particularly, patients with COPD. My long-term goal is to determine optimal rehabilitation programs for improving the quality of life and functional status of patients with COPD. I have successfully collaborated with scientists in other disciplines such as pulmonary medicine, pulmonary rehabilitation, and exercise physiology. Moreover, I have technical expertise in time series analysis utilizing nonlinear tools such as entropic methods, detrended fluctuation analysis, and recurrence quantification analysis. This allows me the ability to approach human movement analysis from a unique lens adding complementary insights into the field.