Kerry Costello, Ph.D.

Kerry Costello, Ph.D.
AI Biomechanics Lab

Wertheim 482

T: 352-392-0800
Department Affiliation: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Assistant Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Boston University
  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
  • M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • B.S., Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, Duke University

Dr. Costello’s research focuses on understanding the role of movement biomechanics and physical activity in musculoskeletal health, with an emphasis on knee osteoarthritis. This work utilizes motion capture, wearable sensors and machine learning to examine how time-varying, multidimensional joint loads experienced during human movement contribute to disease progression.

Dr. Costello joins us from a NIH F32 & T32 funded postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training at Boston University and the Section of Rheumatology at the Boston University School of Medicine. She previously completed her doctoral work in biomedical engineering at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, a master’s degree in biomedical engineering at Virginia Tech and her undergraduate degree in biomedical and mechanical engineering at Duke University. Dr. Costello also spent a year doing research at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado and a year completing a Fulbright scholarship at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands.