Clark Center, Room S341
My research bridges the fields of biomechanics, psychology, and computer science to understand not just how we move, but how we think about movement and our motivation for being physically active. My work aims to develop and deploy digital tools for enabling large-scale access to biomechanical assessments. I value a human human-centered design and engineering, and a holistic, lifestyle-focused approach to medicine. I enjoy cultivating creativity and humor in work and life, sharing ideas, and communicating science, particularly on a podcast I co-host with Hannah O’Day, Biomechanics On Our Minds.
Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Stanford University, 2022
M.S. in Bioengineering, Stanford University, 2018
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Akron, 2015
Honors and Awards
Young Researcher Award Finalist, 9th World Congress of Biomechanics, 2022
David Winter Young Investigator Award Finalist, XXVIII Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, 2021
Wellness Grant (Wellness Podcast Series from Biomechanics On Our Minds), Stanford Recreation and Wellness, 2021
Gerald J. Lieberman Fellowship, Stanford University, 2020
Community Impact Award, Stanford University, 2020
Graduate Research Fellowship Program Fellowship, NSF, 2016
- Boswell M* and Uhlrich SD*, et al. (2021). A neural network to predict the knee adduction moment in patients with osteoarthritis using anatomical landmarks obtainable from 2D video analysis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 29(3): 346-356. *Authors contributed equally.
- Boswell M, et al. (2022). Mindsets predict physical activity levels for people with knee osteoarthritis. Annals of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
- Boswell M* and Kidziński Ł*, et al. (2022). Smartphone videos of the sit-to-stand test predict osteoarthritis and other clinical health measures. In prep. *Authors contributed equally.
- Hicks J*, Boswell M*, et al. Leveraging digital technology for scalable public health promotion: An interdisciplinary perspective. Annual Review of Public Health. In Prep. *Authors contributed equally.
- Miranda PP* and Boswell M*, et al. (2021). Biceps femoris long head sarcomere and fascicle length adaptations after 3 weeks of eccentric exercise training. Journal of sport and health science. 11(1): 43-49. *Authors contributed equally.
- Zion S, Boswell M, et al. (2021) Illness Mindsets in Health and Disease: Development & Validation of the Illness Mindset Inventory (IMI). Under review.
- Uhlrich S, Kolesar J, Kidziński Ł, Boswell M, et al. Personalization and secondary kinematic adaptations improve the efficacy of foot progression angle modifications for individuals with medial knee osteoarthritis. Under review.
BOOM (Biomechanics on our Minds) Podcast