jocelyn hafer

Jocelyn F. Hafer

Assistant Professor

Office Location:
338 Tower at STAR

Research Interests

  • Mechanisms responsible for the changes in gait that occur in response to aging, exercise, and pathology or injury
  • The role of muscle and gait adaptations in knee osteoarthritis risk
  • Understanding the impact of daily or long-term activity in chronic gait changes
  • Development of methods to quantify real-world activity and gait behavior using wearable sensors


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Michigan, Kinesiology

  • Ph.D. University of Massachusetts Amherst, Kinesiology – Biomechanics

  • M.A. Columbia University Teacher’s College, Applied Exercise Physiology

  • B.S. Michigan State University, Physiology


  • KAAP 440-010: Gait Analysis Applications


  • Director, Gait Biomechanics Lab
  • Member, American Society of Biomechanics
  • Member, International Society of Biomechanics
  • Member, Osteoarthritis Research Society International