Jocelyn Hafer, PhD

Jocelyn Hafer, PhD

Jocelyn Hafer is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Michigan Performance Research Laboratory. Her research focuses on understanding interactions between physiological function and biomechanical indicators of mobility, particularly in reference to healthy aging, knee osteoarthritis risk, and running injury. Her research in MiPR is focused on improving performance and training assessments using wearable sensors and non-linear time series analyses, as well as translating simple metrics of knee joint health and mobility status from biomechanical gait analysis to the clinic using wearable sensors.

Prior to coming to the University of Michigan, she received a BS in physiology from Michigan State University, an MA in applied exercise physiology from Columbia University Teachers College, and a PhD in kinesiology with a focus in biomechanics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Prior to her time at UMass, she was the senior research technician at the Leon Root, MD Motion Analysis Laboratory at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. You can read more in her CV.