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Jeremy Smith, Ph.D.

Jeremy Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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

Contact Information

Gunter Hall 2760
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

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. 

Publications/Creative Works

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.