Jessica Allen, Ph.D.

Jessica Allen, Ph.D.
Neuromechanics of Mobility (NeuroMob) Research Group

Wertheim 461

T: 352-294-0435
Department Affiliation: Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Assistant Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Engineering, Emory University and Georgia Tech
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida

Dr. Allen’s research focuses on identifying biomechanical targets that can guide interventional decisions in rehabilitation and device design for individuals with ambulatory impairments. This work leverages musculoskeletal modeling and machine learning techniques to identify deficits in lower-extremity biomechanics and to predict how different interventions or devices will improve ambulatory function. Dr. Allen and collaborators have recently identified several potential biomechanical targets for reducing fall risk and improving mobility in older adults and stroke survivors that her group is following up in NSF and NIH funded projects.