Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Biomechanics, motion analysis, osteoarthritis, tissue mechanics, overuse injury
Email: kboyer [at] kin [dot] umass [dot] edu
Phone: (413) 545-1717
30 Eastman Lane
Amherst, MA 01003
Primary research focus is in the area of the lower extremity mechanics during locomotion and the mechanisms for adaptations in ambulatory mechanics in aging, with overuse injury and in response to mechanical and pharmacological interventions. This research uses a stimulus response experimental model to probe interaction between gait mechanics, neuromuscular function, systemic biological marker, and joint injury and degeneration. A related interest is the development of non-invasive interventions such as shoes or apparel to stimulate or support functional needs to enhance sports performance, minimize injury risk, and/or reduce painful disease symptoms.