Jen Hicks, Ph.D.
- OpenSim R&D Manager
- Clark Center, Room S231
I am broadly interested in the use of motion analysis and computer modeling to improve the treatment of gait pathologies. I am currently working on a project to determine the effect of tibial torsion on crouch gait and stiff knee gait in CP patients.
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2010
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2006
B.S. in Biomechanics, University of Delaware, 2004
Honors and Awards
Bio-X Graduate Student Fellowship, 2006
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2004
AAUP Student Award for Graduate Study, 2004
Phi Kappa Phi Award for Undergraduate Research, 2004
Young Investigator Award, GCMAS Meeting, 2003
Hicks, J.L., Schwartz, M.H., Delp, S.L. Modeling and Simulation of Walking, In Diagnosis and Management of Movement Abnormalities in Cerebral Palsy. Edited by J.R. Gage and M. Schwartz, Cambridge Press.
Hicks, J., Arnold, A., Anderson, F., Schwartz, M., Delp, S. The effect of excessive tibial torsion on the capacity of muscles to extend the hip and knee during single-limb stance. Gait & Posture, in press.
Hicks, J.L., Allison, A.S., Anderson, F.C., Schwartz, M., and Delp S.L. Tibial torsion reduces the capacity of muscles to extend the hip and knee during single limb stance. Abstract accepted to the Joint ESMAC and GCMAS Conference, 2006.
Hicks, J.L. and Richards, J.G. Clinical applicability of using spherical fitting to find hip joint centers. Gait and Posture 22(2): 138-145, 2005.
Hicks, J., Richards, J., Hudson, D., Royer, T., Henley, J. Clinical Implications of using spherical fitting to find hip joint centers. Oral presentation, Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Meeting, 2003.
Running, Hiking, Biking, Skiing, and Snowboarding