Human Performance Lab
My research interests include experimental gait analysis, musculoskeletal modeling and simulations, and clinical interventions and rehabilitation. Through collaborations with orthopaedics, sports medicine and engineering, my work aims to understand the underlying mechanisms relating biomechanical changes with function and quality of life for individuals with musculoskeletal disorders and injuries.
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2013
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2009
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2008
Honors and Awards
Women in Engineering Distinguished Graduate Student Award, 2011
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2008
Undergraduate Research Scholar, 2007
Thompson-Kolesar, J.A., Gatewood, C.T., Tran, A.A., Silder, A., Shultz, R., Delp, S.L., Dragoo, J.L.: Age influences biomechanical changes after participation in an anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention program, American Journal of Sports Medicine Mar; 46(3): 598-606, 2018.
Thompson, J.A., Tran, A.A., Gatewood, C.T., Shultz, R., Silder, A., Delp, S.L., Dragoo, J.L.: Biomechanical effects of an injury prevention program in preadolescent female soccer athletes, American Journal of Sports Medicine Feb; 45(2): 294-301, 2017.
Thompson, J.A., Chaudhari, A.M.W., Schmitt, L.C., Best, T.M., and Siston, R.A. Gluteus maximus and soleus compensate for simulated quadriceps atrophy and activation failure during walking. Journal of Biomechanics Sept; 46(13): 2165-72, 2013.
Thompson, J.A., Hast M.W., Granger, J.F., Piazza, S.J., and Siston, R.A. Biomechanical Effects of Total Knee Arthroplasty Component Malrotation: A Computational Simulation. Journal of Orthopaedic Research Jul; 29(7): 969-75, 2011.