Jessica is a biomedical engineer with extensive expertise in knee and hip biomechanics, orthopaedic injury, and human performance analysis. Jessica received a Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and Masters of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Kinesiology from the University of Michigan. Jessica earned her Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering and Kinesiology from the University of Michigan in 2013. Prior to becoming Director, Jessica conducted sports performance and injury research, including athletic assessments for several UM Athletics teams, in her role as senior research staff. During this time, she developed many of the leading-edge research assessment protocols used by MiPR. Jessica is an avid runner, triathlete and competitive cyclist who believes in utilizing the latest advances in biomedical technology to enhance performance of athletes of all backgrounds and experience.
Cristine has more than 10 years of clinical and research experience in orthopaedic and sports rehabilitation, functional movement assessment, and running mechanics. She received a Bachelors of Science in Movement Science from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Physical Therapy from Youngstown State University. She has worked in several sports performance physical therapy clinics across the US including Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Denver. Cristine earned her Doctorate in Movement Science from Temple University in 2015. Cristine is an avid runner who is passionate about combining scientific research and clinical expertise to optimize sport performance and resilience to injury.
Jillian has over 7 years experience as a Mechanical Engineer, including instrument design and research experience at the University of California, San Diego, where she also competed in four years of intercollegiate, national-level athletics with the UCSD Women’s Crew team, including recognition as a CRCA All-American Athlete. A bike-commuter and active-living proponent herself, she can often be found running or walking Ann Arbor’s streets, and she is passionate about leveraging her engineering background, organizational talents, and communication skills to help athletes meet their performance goals.