Jessica L. Allen, PhD

NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow

Emory University

Education

  • B.S.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2006
  • M.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 2009
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 2012

Research

My interests lie in understanding how impaired neural control affects activities of daily living in an effort to help guide and improve rehabilitation strategies that are based on scientifically demonstrated principles. To this end, I use a combined experimental and computational modeling approach to examine the neural mechanisms that lead to functional deficits affecting task performance.