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Steven J. Stanhope

Steven J. Stanhope, PhD

Director BADER Consortium
Professor

205C McDowell Hall
302-831-3496
stanhope@udel.edu

 

 

 


Research Interests

  • Biomechanics
  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
  • Prosthetics
  • Orthotics
  • Human movement analysis

Education

  • 1985 University of Maryland at College Park -- Ph.D. Degree Concentrations: Biomechanics, Human Anatomy, and Exercise Physiology
  • 1983 Externship in Neurosurgery, St. Joseph's Hospital, Providence, RI. Summer clinical externship program assigned to a neurosurgical team.
  • 1982 University of Maryland at College Park -- M.A. Degree Concentrations: Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology
  • 1980 Boston University -- B.S. Degree Human Movement Studies
  • 1976 United States Naval Academy – Midshipman Honorable discharge

Professional Experience

  • 2007-present Professor, Departments of:
    Kinesiology and Applied Physiology,
    Mechanical Engineering,
    Biomechanics and Movement Science Interdisciplinary Program, Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, & Delaware Rehabilitation Institute, University of Delaware.
  • 2008-2009 Interim Dean, College of Health Sciences (CHS), University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.
  • 2007-2008 Interim Dean Designate, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.
  • 2001-2007 Founding Director, Physical Disabilities Branch, National Institutes of Health.
  • 1991-1997 Senior Staff, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), Arthritis and Rheumatism Branch.
  • 1985-2001 Founding Director, Biomechanics Laboratory, Rehabilitation Medicine Department, Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.

Professional Activities

  • Director of Research and Program Coordinator: Delaware INBRE 2010-present
  • Scientific Advisory Board Member, Center for Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances and Technology (TREAT)—SIMBEX, funded through the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2010-present
  • Principal Coordinator: Luminary Site Agreement between the College of Health Sciences and C-Motion, Inc. 2007-present.
  • Principal Coordinator: General Agreement between the Azienda Unita Sanitaria Locale 11 di Empoli (AUSL11), a local health authority in the Tuscan region of Italy and the University of Delaware. 2009-present.
  • Principal Coordinator: Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center and the University of Delaware. 2008-present.
  • Steering Committee: Delaware Rehabilitation Institute. 2009-present.
  • Delaware Health Sciences Alliance Research & Development Task Force 2008-present.
  • Scientific advisor to the National Children’s Health Study – UD component, 2008-2009.
  • Delaware Health Sciences Alliance Executive Committee 2008-2009.
  • Delaware Institute for Medical Education and Research (DIMER) Board Member, 2008-2009.
  • Research Integrity Officer, University of Delaware, 2008-2009.
  • Member of the University of Delaware:
    • Delaware Rehabilitation Institute 2010-present
    • Center for Biomedical Engineering Research 2010-present.
    • Partnership Initiative Coordinating Council 2008-present.
    • Research Council, 2008-present
    • Aging Cross College Cluster, 2007-present.
    • INBRE Grant Steering Committee, 2009-Present.
    • Member, Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology Health, Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2008-present.
    • Delaware Biotechnology Institute Research Advisory Board, 2007-2009.
    • Early Learning Center Advisory Board, 2008-2009.
  • Delaware Biotechnology Institute, Director search committee member, 2008.
  • Center for Disabilities Studies, Director search committee member, 2008.

Courses

  • BMSC 866 Special Problems
  • HESC 485 Research in Exercise Science
  • BMSC 868 Independent Research
  • MEEG 466 Independent Study
  • UNIV 401 Senior thesis
  • UNIV 369 UG Research Sustaining
  • KAAP 690 Biomechanical Methods
  • KAAP 400 Research Methods (honors and non-honors)
  • NURS467-080 Biomedical Research Ethics (Guest Lecturer)
  • Clinical Research Ethics – UD Responsible Conduct of Research annual training seminar.

Grants/Funding Sources

Pending

  • BADER Consortium, 2011-present; Recommended for funding by the Department of Defense, CDMRP, $19.5M; Role: Principal Investigator

Funded

  • Delaware INBRE, 03/01/2009-02/28/2014; Funded by National Institutes of Health, $17.4 Million; Role: Director of Research and Program Coordinator
  • Biomechanics in Movement Science: Building Trans-domain Bridges to Translational Research, 07/01/2010-06/30/2011; Funded by NIH/NICHD, $9,000; Role: Co-Coordinator
  • An Early Warning System for Unrecognized Drug Side Effects Discovery, 12/01/2010-06/30/2012; UDRF Strategic Initiative Award, $45,000; Role: Co-PI

Recent Publications – Manuscripts

  • Schrank E and Stanhope SJ. Dimensional accuracy of ankle-foot orthoses constructed by an automated fit customization and rapid manufacturing framework. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development. 2011;48(1):31-42.
  • Brindle TJ, Lebiedowska M, Miller J, Stanhope S. The Influence of Ankle Joint Movement on Knee Joint Kinesthesia at Various Movement Velocities. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports 2010;20(2):262-267.
  • Lloyd CH, Stanhope SJ, Davis IS, Royer TD. Strength Asymmetry and Osteoarthritis Risk Factors in Unilateral Trans-Tibial, Amputee Gait. Gait & Posture 2010;32(3):296-300.
  • Tseng, SC, Stanhope SJ, Morton SM. Visuomotor Adaptation of Voluntary Step Initiation in Older Adults. Gait & Posture 2010;31(2):180-184.
  • Stuart M, Papini D, Benvenuti F, Nerattini M, Roccato E, Macellari V, Stanhope S, Macko R, Weinrich M. Methodological Issues in Monitoring Health Services and Outcomes for Stroke Survivors: A Case Study. Disability & Health Journal 2010;3(4):271-281.
  • Takahashi KZ and Stanhope SJ. Estimates of stiffness for ankle-foot orthoses are sensitive to loading conditions. Journal of Prosthetics & Orthotics 2010;22: 211-219.
  • Stuart M, Benvenuti F, Macko R, Taviani A, Segenni L, Mayer F, Sorkin JD, Stanhope SJ, Macellari V, Weinrich M. Community-Based Adaptive Physical Activity Program for Chronic Stroke: Feasibility, Safety, and Efficacy of the Empoli Model. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair 2009;23(7):726-734.
  • Luo W, Stanhope SJ, Sheehan FT. Using Two Palpable Measurements Improves the Subject- Specific Femoral Modeling. Journal of Biomechanics 2009;42(12):2000-2005.
  • Goldberg, SR, Kepple TM, Stanhope SJ. In Situ Calibration and Motion Capture Transformation Optimization Improve Instrumented Treadmill Measurements. Journal of Applied Biomechanics 2009;25:401-406.
  • Tseng SC, Stanhope SJ, Morton SM. Impaired Reactive Stepping Adjustments in Older Adults. Journals of Gerontology Series A-Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 2009;64(7):807-815.
  • Brindle TJ, Mizelle JC, Lebiedowska MK, Miller JL, Stanhope SJ. Visual and Proprioceptive Feedback Improves Knee Joint Position Sense. Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy. 2009;17(1):40-47.
  • Lebiedowska M, Guinn L, Arasimowicz E, Stanhope S. The Changes in the Body Shape in American and Polish Children Over 20 Years. Obesity 2008;16(suppl. 1):s197. (Abstract)
  • Macko RF, Benvenuti F, Stanhope S, Macellari V, Taviani A, Nesi B, Weinrich M, Stuart M. Adaptive Physical Activity Improves Mobility Function and Quality of Life in Chronic Hemiparesis. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development 2008;45(2):323-328.
  • Brindle TJ, Miller JL, Lebiedowska MK, Stanhope SJ. Gastrocnemius Fascicle Length Changes With Two-Joint Passive Movements. Journal of Applied Biomechanics 2008;24(3):252-261.
  • Faustini MC, Neptune RR, Crawford RH, Stanhope SJ. Manufacture of Ankle-Foot Orthoses Using Selective Laser Sintering. IEEE Transaction on Biomedical Engineering, 2008;55(2):784-790.
  • Lebiedowska MK, Alter KE, Stanhope SJ. Human Body Shape Index based on an Experimentally Derived Model of Human Growth. J Pediatr, 2008;152:45-49.
  • Siegel KL, Kepple TM, Stanhope SJ. A Case Study of Gait Compensations for Hip Muscle Weakness in Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy, Clinical Biomechanics, 2007;22;319-326.
  • Stanhope SJ, Weinrich M, Stuart ME, Macko R, Macellari V, Benvenuti F, Giampaoli S, Spalletta G, Cappozzo A. Collaboration in medical rehabilitation: past accomplishments and future opportunities. ISS/NIH Collaborative Program. 2006 Progress Report Meeting, Rome, July 2006. (Proceedings) Rapporti ISTISAN 2006, ISSN 1123-3117: p.163-168.
  • Macellari V, Giacomozzi C, Fadda A, Benvenuti F, Giampaoli S, Spalletta G, Cappozzo A, Stanhope SJ, Weinrich M, Stuart ME, Macko R. Obtaining optimal functional recovery and efficient managed care for the chronic stroke population. ISS/NIH Collaborative Program. 2006 Progress Report Meeting, Rome, July 2006. (Proceedings) Rapporti ISTISAN 2006, ISSN 1123-3117: p.189-194.
  • Siegel KL, Kepple TM, Stanhope SJ. Using Induced Accelerations to Understand Knee Stability During Gait of Individuals with Muscle Weakness. Gait & Posture, 2006;23(4):435-440
  • Mazzà C, Stanhope SJ, Taviani A, Cappozzo A. Biomechanical Modelling of Sit-to-Stand to Upright-Posture for Mobility Assessment of Persons with Chronic Stroke. Archives of PM&R, 2006;87(5):635-641

Recent Publications – Abstracts

  • Schrank ES, Higginson JS, Stanhope SJ. Compensatory Muscle Control Strategies when Walking with a Customized RD-AF. (Proceedings) American Society of Biomechanics, 2011
  • Takahashi KZ, Razzook AR, Guinn LD, Schrank ES, Kepple TM, Stanhope SJ. Unified Deformable Segment Model of the Combined Ankle-Foot System that Does Work. (Proceedings) American Society of Biomechanics, 2011
  • Guinn LD, Takahashi KZ, Razzook AR, Schrank ES, Stanhope SJ. A proposed method for PD-AFO stiffness prescription procedure. (Proceedings) Center for Biomedical Engineering Research Symposium, University of Delaware, 2011.
  • Guinn LD, Takahashi KZ, Razzook AR, Schrank ES, Stanhope SJ. Ankle Pseudo-Stiffness is Greatest During Gait Initiation. (Proceedings) Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Conference 2011.
  • Razzook AR, Takahashi KZ, Guinn LD, Schrank ES, Stanhope SJ. Predictive Model for Natural Ankle Stiffness During Walking: Implications for Ankle Foot Orthosis Prescription. (Proceedings) Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Conference 2011.
  • Takahashi KZ, Razzook AR, Guinn LD, Schrank ES, Stanhope SJ. A Model of Normal Gait Roll-Over Dynamics One Step Closer to Customizing Prosthetic Ankle-Foot Components. (Proceedings) Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Conference 2011.
  • Takahashi KZ, Razzook AR, Guinn LD, Schrank ES, Stanhope SJ. Roll-over shape dynamics during stance in natural gait. (Proceedings) American Society of Biomechanics, 2010.
  • Guinn LD, Takahashi KZ, Razzook AR, Schrank ES, Stanhope SJ. Natural ankle pseudo-stiffness during gait initiation. (Proceedings) American Society of Biomechanics, 2010.
  • Goldberg SR, Stanhope SJ. Relative sensitivity of net muscular moments to changes in walking speed and body weight support. (Proceedings) American Society of Biomechanics 2010.
  • Schrank ES, Tierney J, Guinn L, Takahashi KZ, Razzook AR, Stanhope SJ. Virtual prototyping functional characteristics of a passive dynamic ankle foot orthosis. (Proceedings) American Society of Biomechanics 2010.
  • Guinn LD, Takahashi KZ, Razzook AR, Stanhope SJ. Natural ankle pseudo-stiffness during gait initiation. (Proceedings) Center for Biomedical Engineering Research Symposium, University of Delaware, 2010.
  • Schrank ES, Takahashi K, Razzook AR, Guinn LD, Stanhope SJ. Can heel rocker dynamics during stance in gait be driven via shank kinematics? (Proceedings) 2nd Congress of the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Community, 2010.
  • Schrank ES, Takahashi K, Razzook AR, Guinn LD, Stanhope SJ. Feasibility of driving heel rocker dynamics with shank kinematics. (Proceedings) Center for Biomedical Engineering Research Symposium, University of Delaware, 2010.
  • Putman L and Stanhope SJ. A rock and roll model: Using biomechanics to recreate ankle function. Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Delaware, 2010.
  • Schrank ES, Tierney J, Guinn LD, Takahashi K, Razzook AR, Stanhope SJ. Virtual prototyping functional characteristics of a passive-dynamic ankle foot orthosis. (Proceedings) American Society of Biomechanics, 2010.
  • Schrank ES and Stanhope SJ. Dimensional accuracy of an automated ankle foot orthosis fit and manufacturing process. (Proceedings) American Society of Biomechanics, 2010.
  • Takahashi K and Stanhope SJ. Sensitivity analysis of loading conditions on mechanical stiffness measurements of a passive dynamic ankle-foot orthosis. (Proceedings) American Society of Biomechanics, 2010.
  • Takahashi KZ, Razzook AR, Guinn LD, Schrank ES, Stanhope SJ. A method for characterizing combined ankle-foot dynamics during stance phase of gait. (Proceedings) Center for Biomedical Engineering Research Symposium, University of Delaware, 2010.
  • Kregling AV, Razzook A, Takahashi K, Schrank E, Stanhope SJ. Combined gait dynamics of ankle/foot function. Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Delaware, 2010.
  • Takahashi K and Stanhope SJ. A novel method for estimating stiffness of passive dynamic ankle foot orthoses. (Proceedings) Center for Biomedical Engineering Research Symposium, University of Delaware, 2009.
  • Kregling AV, Takahashi K, Schrank E, Stanhope SJ. Ankle joint compensations to passive dynamic ankle foot orthosis use. Undergraduate Summer Scholars Research Symposium, University of Delaware, 2009.
  • Schrank E, Stanhope SJ. Dimensional accuracy of a rapid fit customization and manufacturing process for orthoses. UD, CEBER Research Symposium May, 2009.
  • Schrank E, Stanhope SJ. Dimensional accuracy of an automated ankle foot orthosis fit and manufacturing process. ASB annual meeting, 2009.
  • Takahashi K, Stanhope SJ. Sensitivity analysis of loading conditions on mechanical stiffness measurements of a passive dynamic ankle foot orthosis. ASB annual meeting, 2009.
  • Lebiedowska M, Andrejecsk J, Kent A, Guinn L, Stanhope SJ. A Mathematical Model of Hypertonia for Children with Cerebral Palsy. Annual meeting AACPDM, 2008.
  • Lebiedowska M, Guinn L, Srasimowicz E, Stanhope SJ. The Changes in the Body Shape in American and Polish Children Over 20 Years. Obesity 2008;16:S197-S197.
  • Tseng S, Stanhope SJ, Morton SM. Impaired Postural Adjustments to a Predictable Perturbation During Step Initiation in the Elderly. Society for Neuroscience, 2008.
  • Alderink G, Kepple T, Siegel KL, Razzook A, Stanhope SJ. Sources of Forward Ball Velocity in a Pitched Baseball. NACOB, 2008.
  • Goldberg SR, Kepple TM, Stanhope SJ. A Technique for Optimizing the Center of Pressure and Kinetic Data Obtained from a Split-Belt instrumented Treadmill. 2008 NACOB.
  • Razzook AR, Siegel KL, Stanhope SJ. Natural Ankle Stiffness During the Second Stance Rocker: The Effect of Walking Velocity. The 12th World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Vancouver, Canada, 2007.
  • McLucas JL, Mattera MA, Lumping C, Stanhope SJ. PD-AFO Customization via Parameterization. The 12th World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Vancouver, Canada, 2007.
  • Hall AL, Faustini MC, Neptune RR, Crawford RH, Stanhope SJ. Fabrication of Ankle-Foot Orthoses Using Selective Laser Sintering Technology. The 12th World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Vancouver, Canada, 2007.
  • Siegel KL, Razzook AR, Neptune RR, Stanhope SJ. Gait Compensations Associated with AFO Use. The 12th World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Vancouver, Canada, 2007.
  • Stanhope SJ, Siegel KL, Halstead LS. Contribution of Dynamic Ankle Foot Orthoses to Ankle Moments During Stance in Gait. The 12th World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Vancouver, Canada, 2007.
  • Brindle TJ, Miller JL, Lebiedowska MK, Stanhope SJ. Sonographic measures of muscle length change in the gastrocnemius muscle with two-joint passive movements. 12th Annual Gait and Clinical Movement Society Meeting, Springfield, MA, April 2007.
  • Lebiedowska MK, Guinn L, Alter K, Brindle TJ, Siegel K, Stanhope SJ. The Hamstrings Muscle Hypertonia During the Popliteal Angle Test in Children with Cerebral Palsy. (Submitted) 12th Annual Gait and Clinical Movement Society Meeting, Springfield, MA, April 2007.
  • Lebiedowska MK, Guinn L, Alter K, Brindle TJ, Siegel KL, Stanhope SJ. Popliteal Angle and Resistance in Cerebral Palsy Children with Hypertonia. North East American Society of Biomechanics, College park, MD, March 2007.
  • Stanhope SJ. A Passive Dynamic Ankle-Foot Orthosis Approach to Enhanced Gait Function. Proceedings: North East American Society of Biomechanics, College park, MD, March 2007.
  • Brindle TJ, Miller JL, Lebiedowska MK, Stanhope SJ. Minimal Detectable Changes of Gastrocnemius Penation Angles During Two-Joint Passive Movements with Sonographic Imaging. North East American Society of Biomechanics, College park, MD, March 2007.
  • Weston ND, Gavelli F, Stanhope SJ. Transformation Parameter for Rigid Body Motion Using Weighted Least Squares. Proceedings: North East American Society of Biomechanics, College Park, MD, March 2007.
  • Stanhope SJ, Siegel KL, Lumping C, Razzook AR, McLucas JL, Schrank ES, Neptune RR. Selection and Evaluation of Passive Dynamic Ankle-Foot Orthosis Characteristics: A Novel Research Approach. Journal of Proceedings: American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, San Francisco, CA, March 2007.
  • Hall AL, Neptune RR, Stanhope SJ. Plantar flexor muscle force substitution during walking with a unilateral passive dynamic orthosis: a simulation study. Proceedings: Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Houston, TX 2007.
  • Brindle TJ, Mizelle JC, Miller JL, Stanhope SJ. Visual and Proprioceptive Feedback Improves Knee Joint Proprioception. Proceedings: Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Boston, MA, February 2007.
  • Faustini MC, Neptune RR, Crawford RH, Stanhope SJ. Selective laser sintering of passive dynamic ankle-foot orthoses. Proceedings: Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, Texas, August 2006.
  • Brindle TJ, Miller JL, Lebiedowska MK, Stanhope SJ. Sonographic measures of muscle length change in the gastrocnemius muscle with two-joint passive movements. American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine, Washington, DC, J Ultrasound Med, 2006;25:s32.
  • Luo W, Cohen ZA, Sheehan FT, Stanhope SJ. A statistical femur model of the healthy femur bone. (Proceedings) 52nd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Cleveland, OH, March, 2006.
  • Sheehan FT, Luo W, Weston N, Seisler AR, Stanhope SJ. Exploring healthy and pathological joint function using virtual functional anatomy. (Proceedings) 30th Annual American Society of Biomechanics Conference, Blacksburg, VA, 2006.
  • Sheehan FT, Seisler AR, Stanhope SJ. Developing dynamic MRI-based tools for the understanding of musculoskeletal function at the joint-impairment level. (Proceedings) 5th World Congress of Biomechanics, Munich, Germany, August, 2006.
  • Guinn LG, Lebiedowska MK, Stanhope SJ. Time Variant Predictive Models of Human Body Growth in US Children. (Proceedings) Annual Southeast Biomechanics Conference, March 30-April 1, 2006.
  • Siegel K, Kepple TM, Stanhope SJ. Gait compensations for hip muscle weakness in idiopathic inflammatory myopathy. (Proceedings) U.S. Public Health Service Professional Conference, 2006.

Podium Presentations

  • 2011 Consensus Lecture: Balancing Priorities. Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society 2011. (Invited Presentation)
  • 2010 Department of Defense Briefing, Aberdeen, MD. Rapid Manufacture of Personalized Rehabilitation Devices (RaMPeRD). (Invited Presentation)
  • 2010 Biomechanics and Movement Science Research Seminar, Newark, DE. To Roll or Resist: Replicating Ankle and Foot Function During Stance in Gait. (Invited Presentation)
  • 2010 National Institutes of Health, INBRE PI-PC meeting, Bethesda, MD. Community-Based Adaptive Physical Activity programs: the Delaware and Italy Chronic Care Connection. (Invited Presentation)
  • 2009 Delaware Health Sciences Alliance 2009 Symposium, Newark, DE. Rehabilitation Sciences (Invited Panelist)
  • 2009 Italian Society of Clinical Movement Analysis, Sardinia, Italy. Clinical Applications of Movement Analysis in Rehabilitation Medicine. (Invited pre-conference clinical seminar)
  • 2009 Italian Society of Clinical Movement Analysis, Sardinia, Italy. Decennial Lecture: Ten years of Movement Analysis in Italy and in the World. (Keynote Presentation)
  • 2008 Mechanical Engineering Department Seminar, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Virtual prototype Custom Passive Dynamic Orthoses: One Small Step for Man… (Invited Presentation)
  • 2008 Technical Symposium, Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, Richmond, VA, Customization of Passive Dynamic Orthoses: A Step-by-Step Approach. (Invited Presentation)
  • 2007 Musculoskeletal Disorders Program, National Institute for Occupational Safety, Morgantown, WVA, Notes from a Trip with the NIH “Roadmap.” (Invited Presentation)
  • 2007 Civilian American and European Surface Anthropometry Resource (CAESAR) project workshop, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Human Movement Analysis: Motion Survey. (Invited Presentation)
  • 2007 The 12th World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Vancouver, Canada, Contribution of Dynamic Ankle Foot Orthoses to Ankle Moments During Stance in Gait.
  • 2007 North East American Society of Biomechanics Conference, College Park, MD. A Passive Dynamic Ankle-Foot Orthoses Approach to Enhanced Gait Function. (Keynote Presentation)
  • 2007 Center for Biomechanical Engineering Research, University of Delaware, Newark, DE. A Passive Dynamic Ankle-Foot Orthoses Approach to Enhanced Gait Function. (Keynote Presentation)
  • 2007 American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, San Francisco, CA. Selection and Evaluation of Passive Dynamic Ankle-Foot Orthosis Characteristics: A Novel Research Approach.
  • 2006 Clinical Research Center: Brown Bag Luncheon, NIH, Bethesda, MD. Towards the Optimal Prescription of Dynamic Joint Braces.
  • 2006 Italian Clinical Movement Analysis Society (SIAMOC), Empoli, Italy. A Passive Dynamic Ankle-Foot Orthosis Approach to Enhanced Gait Function (Keynote Presentation)
  • 2006 The American Physical therapy Association (APTA) Annual Conference – “Cutting Edge” Rehabilitation Research Forum, Orlando, FL. A “Walk” Down the Path of Discovery. (Invited Presentation)
  • 2006 Grand Rounds, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin – “Exploring the Biomechanics Underlying Passive Dynamic Ankle-Foot Orthosis Use”
  • 2006 Grand Rounds, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin – “The Role of Movement Analysis in Rehabilitation and Related Research”
  • 2006 ISS/NIH Collaboration Program 2006 Meeting, Rome, Italy. Collaboration in medical Rehabilitation: Past Accomplishments and Future Opportunities. (Invited Presentation)
  • 2006 National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research: Musculoskeletal Research Conference, Bethesda, MD. Promising Scientific Areas & Emerging Technologies. (Invited Presentation)

Poster Presentations

  • Razzook AR, Takahashi KZ, Guinn LD, Schrank ES, Stanhope SJ. A predictive model for natural ankle stiffness during walking: Implications for ankle foot orthosis prescription. (Proceedings) Center for Biomedical Engineering Research Symposium, University of Delaware, 2011.
  • Schrank ES, Higginson JS, Stanhope SJ. Compensatory ankle control strategies when walking with a customized PD-AFO. (Proceedings) Center for Biomedical Engineering Research Symposium, University of Delaware, 2011.
  • Takahashi KZ, Razzook AR, Guinn LD, Schrank ES, Kepple TM, Stanhope SJ. A unified deformable segment model for measuring combined shank-foot power. (Proceedings) Center for Biomedical Engineering Research Symposium, University of Delaware, 2011.
  • Takahashi KZ, Razzook AR, Guinn LD, Schrank ES, Stanhope SJ. Roll-over shape dynamics during stance in natural gait. (Proceedings) American Society of Biomechanics, 2010.
  • Guinn LD, Takahashi KZ, Razzook AR, Schrank ES, Stanhope SJ. Natural ankle pseudo-stiffness during gait initiation. (Proceedings) American Society of Biomechanics, 2010.
  • Guinn LD, Takahashi KZ, Razzook AR, Stanhope SJ. Natural ankle pseudo-stiffness during gait initiation. (Proceedings) Center for Biomedical Engineering Research Symposium, University of Delaware, 2010.
  • Schrank ES, Takahashi K, Razzook AR, Guinn LD, Stanhope SJ. Can heel rocker dynamics during stance in gait be driven via shank kinematics? (Proceedings) 2nd Congress of the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Community, 2010.
  • Schrank ES, Takahashi K, Razzook AR, Guinn LD, Stanhope SJ. Feasibility of driving heel rocker dynamics with shank kinematics. (Proceedings) Center for Biomedical Engineering Research Symposium, University of Delaware, 2010.
  • Putman L and Stanhope SJ. A rock and roll model: Using biomechanics to recreate ankle function. Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Delaware, 2010.
  • Schrank ES and Stanhope SJ. Dimensional accuracy of an automated ankle foot orthosis fit and manufacturing process. (Proceedings) American Society of Biomechanics, 2010.
  • Schrank ES, Tierney J, Guinn LD, Takahashi K, Razzook AR, Stanhope SJ. Virtual prototyping functional characteristics of a passive-dynamic ankle foot orthosis. (Proceedings) American Society of Biomechanics, 2010.
  • Takahashi K and Stanhope SJ. Sensitivity analysis of loading conditions on mechanical stiffness measurements of a passive dynamic ankle-foot orthosis. (Proceedings) American Society of Biomechanics, 2010.
  • Takahashi KZ, Razzook AR, Guinn LD, Schrank ES, Stanhope SJ. A method for characterizing combined ankle-foot dynamics during stance phase of gait. (Proceedings) Center for Biomedical Engineering Research Symposium, University of Delaware, 2010.
  • Kregling AV, Razzook A, Takahashi K, Schrank E, Stanhope SJ. Combined gait dynamics of ankle/foot function. Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Delaware, 2010.
  • Takahashi K and Stanhope SJ. A novel method for estimating stiffness of passive dynamic ankle foot orthoses. (Proceedings) Center for Biomedical Engineering Research Symposium, University of Delaware, 2009.
  • Kregling AV, Takahashi K, Schrank E, Stanhope SJ. Ankle joint compensations to passive dynamic ankle foot orthosis use. Undergraduate Summer Scholars Research Symposium, University of Delaware, 2009.
  • Schrank E, Stanhope SJ. Dimensional accuracy of a rapid fit customization and manufacturing process for orthoses. UD, CEBER Research Symposium May, 2009.
  • Takahashi K, Stanhope SJ. A novel method for estimating stiffness of passive dynamic ankle foot orthoses. UD, CEBER Research Symposium may, 2009.
  • Schrank E, Hall A, Lumping C, McLucas J, Neptune R, Razzook A, Siegel K, Stanhope SJ: Does Pure Strength Substitution exist when using an Ankle Foot Orthosis? NIH Poster Day, Bethesda, MD, August, 2006.

Honors, Awards, and Major Professional Offices Held

  • 2011 Principal Investigator—BADER Consortium
  • 2009-present Principal Investigator—Gait Adaptations to Passive Dynamic Ankle-Foot Orthosis Use – Technology Development Pilot Project.
  • 2008-present Principal Investigator—Exemption from full Human Subject Research Board review (2/26/08) to access the unlinked database related to terminated protocol 05-CC-0175 “Gait Adaptations to Passive Dynamic Ankle-Foot Orthosis Use.”
  • 2009 University of Delaware – Inventors, Recognition Award.
  • 2009 The Catholic University of America – Certificate of Appreciation for ten years service on the Department of Biomedical Engineering Advisory Board.
  • 2008 Reviewer Recognition, NIH, Center for Scientific Review, Special Emphasis Panel, ZRG1 MOSS-F 15 B, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.
  • 2008 Appointed to the Delaware Institute for Medical Education and Research (DIMER) Board of Directors.

Mentor Activities

  • Daniel Ragonesi, UD, Doctoral Graduate Student, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. 2011-present.
  • Leah Putman, Ronald E. McNair Scholar, Senior Honors Thesis. UD, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. 2009-2011.
  • Alissa Kregling, UD, Dept. Health Nutrition and Exercise Science. Honors, Undergraduate research scholar. 2009-present
  • Alexander Razzook, UD, Doctoral graduate student in Biomechanics and Movement Sciences (BIOMS) interdisciplinary program, University of Delaware, 2008-present.
  • Lakishia Guinn, UD, Doctoral graduate student in Biomechanics and Movement Sciences (BIOMS) interdisciplinary program, University of Delaware, 2008-present.
  • Elisa Schrank, UD, Doctoral graduate student in Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, 2008-present.
  • Kota Takahashi, UD, Doctoral graduate student in Biomechanics and Movement Sciences (BIOMS) interdisciplinary program, University of Delaware, 2008-present.
    Anna Byrnes, UD, Dept. Health Nutrition and Exercise Science. Undergraduate research experience. 2010.
  • Deepti Bajaj, MS, Evaluation of Bone Architecture in Children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta UD, Health Nutrition and Exercise Science. 2010.
    Chandra Loyd, MS, The relationship between muscle strength asymmetry and gait asymmetry in unilateral, trans-tibial amputees. UD, Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science. 2009.
  • Brittany Wilder, UD, Mechanical Engineering. Undergraduate independent research project. 2009.
  • Shih-Chiao Tseng, Ph.D., Impaired Reactive Postural Control in the Elderly During Voluntary Stepping, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Maryland Medical School, 2004-2008.
  • Neil D. Weston, Ph.D., Three Dimensional Trajectory Determination using Rigid Body Kinematics from Phase Contrast Magnetic Resonance Imaging Velocity Fields, Pre-doctoral graduate student, the Catholic University of America, Department of Biomedical Engineering, 2007.
  • Weidong Luo, Ph.D., A novel method for quantifying bone shape, Pre-doctoral graduate student, the Catholic University of America, Physics Department, 2007.
  • Tracy Rausch, MSBE, A Method for Mechanically Loading Joints During Dynamic Magnetic Resonance Imaging, M.S. degree, the Catholic University of America, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2006.

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