Katherine Boyer, associate professor of kinesiology, has been elected to the Executive Council of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB). She will begin her two-year term at the ISB's 27th Congress being held in Calgary, Canada from July 31 through August 4.
Founded in 1973, the ISB promotes the study of all areas of biomechanics at the international level. Its membership includes scientists from a large variety of disciplines including anatomy, physiology, engineering (biomedical, mechanical, mechatronics, etc.), orthopedics, rehabilitation medicine, sports science, sports medicine, ergonomics, electrophysiological kinesiology and others.
Boyer was nominated for the council by Joseph Hamill, professor emeritus of kinesiology at UMass Amherst, who will be completing his term as ISB President. Council members represent countries from throughout the world and various scientific areas within biomechanics. The council meets annually and provides leadership for the continued development of the Society.
Boyer’s research examines human ambulatory function and mobility using an in-vivo systems framework focusing on the mechanisms underlying loss of normal joint and whole body function associated with aging, pain and joint pathology.