Fall-related injuries are preventable.

I have been working to further our understanding of the behavioral and neural mechanisms underlying the increased fall risk in older adults with neurological or musculoskeletal disorders, towards the development of objective and standardized diagnostic measures of mobility dysfunction.

Research Support

National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Aging and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke),

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, JUMP ARCHES

Work experience

2014 - Present

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health

2012 - 2014

University of California San Diego

Postdoctoral Scholar


Ph.D, Biomedical Engineering, 2012

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

MS, Biomedical Engineering, 2005

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

BS, Mechanical Engineering, 2003

Cornell University