Jeremy D. Smith, Ph.D.

Jeremy SmithEducation

  • 2008 Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • 2001 M.S., Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
  • 1998 B.A., University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

Professional Experience

  • 2013 – present Associate Professor of Sport & Exercise Science, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
  • 2008 – 2013 Assistant Professor of Sport & Exercise Science, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
  • Aug. 2007 – Dec. 2007 Lecturer of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
  • 2005 - 2007 Instructor of Physical Education, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

Research

A major research interest of mine focuses on the effects of lower extremity structural limitations on the mechanics and energetics of locomotion. I use an interdisciplinary approach to my research that draws from three primary areas: biomechanics, exercise physiology, and motor control. Thus, my research philosophy is one that involves a number of research collaborators with expertise in different areas. Research projects I am currently involved with include: 1) functional outcomes following lower extremity amputation, 2) postural stability and gait mechanics in various populations including cancer survivors and those with end-stage ankle osteoarthritis, 3) effects of loading on barefoot energetics and mechanics, and 4) musculoskeletal modeling of amputee locomotion. 

Recent Publications

Dames, K. & Smith, J.D. (2015). Effects of load carriage and footwear on spatiotemporal parameters, kinematics, and metabolic cost of walking. Gait & Posture, 42(2), 122-126.

Smith, J.D., Ferris, A.E., Heise, G.D., Hinrichs, R.N., & Martin, P.E. (2014). Oscillation and reaction board techniques for estimating inertial properties of a below-knee prosthesis. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 87, e50977, doi:10.3791/50977.

Smith, J.D., Villa, S., & Heise, G.D. (2013). Effects of asymmetrical loading on intersegmental dynamics during walking. Human Movement Science, 32(6), 1443-1455.

Smith, J.D., Royer, T.D. & Martin, P.E. (2013). Asymmetrical loading affects intersegmental dynamics during the swing phase of walking. Human Movement Science, 32(4), 652-667.

Smith, J.D. & Martin, P.E. (2013). Effects of prosthetic mass distribution on metabolic costs and walking symmetry. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 29(3), 317-328.

Hsieh, C., Smith, J.D., Bohne, M., & Knudson, D. (2012). Factors related to students' learning of biomechanics concepts. Journal of College Science Teaching, 41(4), 82-89.

Heise, G.D., Smith, J.D., & Martin, P.E. (2011). Lower extremity mechanical work during stance explains interindividual variability of running economy. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 111(8), 1777-1785.

Smith, J.D. & Martin, P.E. (2011). Short and long term changes in amputee walking patterns due to increased prosthesis inertia. Journal of Prosthetics & Orthotics, 23(3), 114-123.

Weinhandl, J.T., Smith, J.D., & Dugan, E. L. (2011). The effects of repetitive drop jumps on impact phase kinematics and kinetics. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 27(2), 108-115.

Recent Presentations

Martin, A.E., Smith, J.D., Gregg, R.D. & Schmiedeler, J.P. Determining the sagittal plane function for a model prosthetic foot. Presented at the 39th Annual National ASB meeting, Columbus, OH, August 7, 2015.

Ferris, A.E., Smith, J.D., Heise, G.D. Hinrichs, R.N., & Martin, P.E. Predicting inertial properties of for individuals with transtibial amputation. Presented at the 39th Annual National ASB meeting, Columbus, OH, August 7, 2015.

Heise, G. D., Richmond, S. B., Resek, A., Garcia, B., & Smith, J. D. Relationships between hip abductor strength and measures of single-leg stability in fit young adults. Presented at the 39th Annual National ASB meeting, Columbus, OH, August 7, 2015.

Dames, K. D., Smith, J. D., & Heise, G. D. Averaging Trials Versus Averaging Trial Peaks: Impact on Statistical Tests. Presented at the 39th Annual National ASB meeting, Columbus, OH, August 7, 2015.

Dames, K. D. & Smith, J. D. Barefoot Versus Shod: Effects of Backpack Loads on Walking Mechanics. Presented at the 39th Annual National ASB meeting, Columbus, OH, August 7, 2015.

Richmond, S. B., Dames, K. D., Smith, J. D., & Heise, G. D. The Relationship Between Foot Contact Area and Single-Legged Postural Stability. Presented at the 39th Annual National ASB meeting, Columbus, OH, August 7, 2015.

Carpenter, A. L., Smith, J. D., & Queen, R.M. Assessing postural control in individuals with severe osteoarthritis. Presented at the 62nd Annual Meeting and 6th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine of the American College of Sports Medicine. San Diego, CA, May 28, 2015.

Ferris, A.E., Smith, J.D., Christiansen, C.L., & Heise, G.D. Movement strategies during stand to sit and sit to stand tasks in transtibial amputees. Presented at the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July 10, 2014.

Dames, K.D., Richmond, S.B., Sommerville, S.M., & Smith, J.D. Effects of load carriage and footwear on spatiotemporal parameters and metabolic cost of walking. Presented at the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, July 8, 2014.

Smith, J.D., Ferris, A.E., Heise, G.D., Hinrichs, R.N., & Martin, P.E. Direct measures of prosthesis inertia influence joint kinetics during swing. Presented at the American Society of Biomechanics 37th Annual Meeting. Omaha, NE, September 6, 2013.

Ferris, A.E., Smith, J.D., Christiansen, C.L., & Heise, G.D. Interlimb asymmetries during stand to sit and sit to stand tasks in transtibial amputees. Presented at the American Society of Biomechanics 37th Annual Meeting. Omaha, NE, September 6, 2013.

Heise, G.D., Esselman E., Silvernale, C., & Smith, J.D. Single-leg dynamic stability in fit, young adults: Lower extremity and core strength as predictors. Presented at the American Society of Biomechanics 37th Annual Meeting. Omaha, NE, September 5, 2013.

Silvernale, C., Heise, G.D., Esselman E., & Smith, J.D. Single-leg static stability in fit, young adults: Lower extremity and core strength as predictors. Presented at the American Society of Biomechanics 37th Annual Meeting. Omaha, NE, September 5, 2013.

Smith, J.D., Yager, J.M., Gibson, N.M. & Hydock, D.S. A pilot study:  Acute effects of doxorubicin on hind-limb gait kinematics in rats. Presented at the 2012 APS Intersociety Meeting: The Integrative Biology of Exercise, Westminster, CO, October 11, 2012.

Kenefick, K.G., Smith, J.D., Bredahl, E.C. & Hydock, D.S. Rat metabolic responses during treadmill running following doxorubicin injections in sedentary and exercise trained rats. Presented at the 2012 APS Intersociety Meeting: The Integrative Biology of Exercise, Westminster, CO, October 11, 2012.

Smith, J.D., Kievenaar, C., Falgien, V. & Wilmes, J. Metabolic costs of locomotion when walking with and without ankle and knee braces. Presented at the American Society of Biomechanics 36th Annual Meeting. Gainesville, FL, August 17, 2012.

Carpenter, A.L., Smith, J.D., Christiansen, C.L., & Heise, G.D. Weight bearing asymmetries and changes in COP trajectories: unilateral ERTL amputees vs. non-amputees. Presented at the American Society of Biomechanics 36th Annual Meeting. Gainesville, FL, August 17, 2012.

Esselman, E., Carpenter, A.L., Smith, J.D., & Heise, G.D. Influence of various hop heights and surface on neuromuscular strategies during drop landings. Presented at the American Society of Biomechanics 36th Annual Meeting. Gainesville, FL, August 17, 2012.

Heise, G.D., Smith, J.D., & Liu, K. Stabilogram diffusion analysis applied to dynamic stability: One-legged landing from a short hop. Presented at the American Society of Biomechanics 36th Annual Meeting. Gainesville, FL, August 16, 2012.

Smith, J.D., Royer, T.D. & Martin, P.E. Asymmetrical loading affects intersegmental dynamics during the swing phase of walking. Presented at the 59th Annual Meeting and 3rd World Congress on Exercise is Medicine of the American College of Sports Medicine. Denver, CO, May 30, 2012.

Smith, J.D., Carpenter, A. L., Heise, G.D., Repka, C.P., & Challis, J.H. Relationships between quiet standing and limits of stability assessments in cancer survivors. Presented at the American Society of Biomechanics 35th Annual Meeting. Long Beach, CA, August 11 & 13, 2011.

Carpenter, A. L., Smith, J.D., Heise, G.D., Repka, C.P., & Challis, J.H. Time-to-boundary predictions based on other center of pressure measures in cancer survivors. Presented at the American Society of Biomechanics 35th Annual Meeting. Long Beach, CA, August 11 & 13, 2011.

Heise, G.D., Smith, J.D., Leich, A., Kneisel, K. & Hoke, M. Force platform center of pressure measures used to predict Nintendo Wii Fit balance scores during yoga poses. Presented at the American Society of Biomechanics 35th Annual Meeting. Long Beach, CA, August 11 & 13, 2011.

Carpenter, A. L., Smith, J. D., Heise, G.D., Repka, C.P., & Schneider, C.M. Postural steadiness in cancer survivors based on time domain measures of center of pressure. Presented at the 58th Annual Meeting and 2nd World Congress on Exercise is Medicine of the American College of Sports Medicine. Denver, CO, June 2, 2011.

Smith, J.D., Carpenter, A. L., Heise, G.D., Repka, C.P., & Schneider, C.M. Center of pressure frequency measures for assessing postural steadiness in cancer survivors. Presented at the 58th Annual Meeting and 2nd World Congress on Exercise is Medicine of the American College of Sports Medicine. Denver, CO, June 2, 2011.