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Gary Heise, Ph.D.

Gary Heise, Ph.D.

Interim Campus Director & Professor

Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Dietetics
College of Natural and Health Sciences

Contact Information

2690 Gunter Hall
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
School of Sport and Exercise Science
Campus Box 39
Greeley, CO 80639


Professional/Academic Experience

Research/Areas of Interest

Collaborative efforts which examine:  the inter-individual variability in running economy from a neuromechanical perspective; the role of mechanical stability in different athletic populations (with athletic training faculty)

Publications/Creative Works

Barrons, Z.B. & Heise, G.D. (2020). The impact of shod vs unshod walking on center of pressure variability. Gait and Posture, 81, 116-119.

Semak, M.R., Schwartz, J., & Heise, G. (2020). Examining human unipedal quiet stance: Characterizing control through jerk. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/5658321

Ferris, A.E., Christiansen, C.L., Heise, G.D., Hahn, D., & Smith, J.D. (2019). Biomechanical analysis of curb ascent in persons with Ertl and non-Ertl transtibial amputations. Prosthetics and Orthotics International. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309364619885717.

Dames, K.D., Heise, G.D., Hydock, D.S., & Smith, J.D. (2019). Obese adults walk differently in shoes than while barefoot. Gait & Posture, 70, 79-83.

Dames, K., Smith, J.D., Heise, G.D. (2017). Averaging trials versus averaging trial peaks: Impact on study outcomes. Journal of Applied Biomechanics. https://doi.org/10.1123/jab.2016-0164

Ferris, A.E., Smith, J.D., Heise, G.D., Hinrichs, R.N., & Martin, P.E.  (2017). A general model for estimating lower extremity inertial properties of individuals with transtibial amputation. Journal of Biomechanics, 54, 44-48.

Smith, J. D., Villa, S., Heise, G.D. (in press). Changes in intersegmental dynamics over time due to increased leg inertia. Human Movement Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2013.07.012

Liu, K. and Heise, G.D. (in press, accepted, Oct, 2012). The effect of jump-landing directions on dynamic stability.  Journal of Applied Biomechanics.

Sato, K., Fortenbaugh, D., Hydock, D.S. & Heise, G.D. (2013). Back squat comparison of barefoot and shoe conditions.  International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 8(3), 571-578.

Sato, K. & Heise, G.D. (2012).  Influence of weight distribution asymmetry on the biomechanics of a barbell back squat.  Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 26, 342–349.

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

Heise, G.D., Shinohara, M. and Binks, L. (2008).  Biarticular leg muscles and links to running economy.  International Journal of Sports Medicine, 29, 688-691.

Heise, G.D., Esselman, E., Silvernale, C., and Smith, J.D. Single-Leg Dynamic Stability in Fit, Young Adults: Lower Extremity Strength and Core Strength as Predictors. Presented at the 2013 ASB annual meeting, Omaha, NE, September, 2013.  Also presented by Esselman at the 2013 Rocky Mountain ASB Regional Meeting, Estes Park, CO, April, 2013.