Biomechanics Lab - Colleagues

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    We collaborate with:

    Wake Forest University

    Dr. DeVita collaborates with Dr. Stephen Messier and his colleagues at Wake Forest University to investigate biomechanical and physiological processes and outcomes in people with knee osteoarthritis. This work is currently supported by the NIH (R01AR052528-02 and R01AR059105-01, P.I. Messier). The grant titles are, “Intensive Dietary Restriction with Exercise in Arthritis (IDEA),” and, “Strength Training and Arthritis Trial (START).” Dr. DeVita’s role is to analyze knee joint forces during walking through a biomechanical model of the lower extremity and investigate whether these forces change through diet and exercise.

    The abstracts for these studies are at:



    A television news story about this research study.

    The Parker Institute

    Dr. Marius Henriksen and Dr. Jens Aaboe conduct research investigating the many biomechanical aspects of knee osteoarthritis. 

    University of Groningen - Tibor Hortobagyi

    Dr. Hortobagyi continues to collaborate with our lab group on several projects including investigating cross-education during a visio-motor task and the effects of plantarflexor strength training on older adults' gait biomechanics.

    NC State University - Dr. Denis Marcellin-Little, DEDV

    We collaborate with Dr. Marcellin-Little on two projects investigating canine locomotion: differences in gait between obese and lean canines and canine locomotion with prosthetic paws.

    East Carolina University - Physical Therapy - Dr. John Willson

    Dr. Willson works with the Biomechanics Lab staff investigating differences in gait biomechanics between treadmill and overground locomotion. We also collaborate in training students for advanced work in Biomechanics and Physical Therapy.