Personnel

Faculty and Staff

Dan Cobian

Credentials: PhD, DPT, CSCS

Position title: Assistant Professor

Herman Feller

Credentials: MS

Position title: Research Engineer

Bryan Heiderscheit

Credentials: PT, PhD, FAPTA

Position title: Professor & Director

Courtney Hoffmann

Credentials: BA

Position title: Clinical Research Coordinator

Mikel Joachim

Credentials: MS

Position title: Research Program Manager

Stephanie Kliethermes

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Associate Professor, Biostatistician

Jack Martin

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Research Scientist

Jennifer Sanfilippo

Credentials: MS, LAT

Position title: Coordinator

Liz Schmida

Credentials: MS

Position title: Research Engineer

Claire Tanaka

Credentials: MS

Position title: Clinical Research Coordinator

Visiting Scholars

Joao Barboza

Credentials: PT

Position title: PhD Student

Umut Kocak

Credentials: PT, PhD

Position title: Post-Doctoral Researcher

Graduate Students & Trainees

Ramsey Benkert

Position title: DPT Student

Maddie Eastman

Credentials: PT, DPT

Position title: Sports PT Resident

Keith Knurr

Credentials: DPT, SCS

Position title: Clinical Investigation PhD Candidate

Zach Lorbeck

Position title: DPT Student

Alex Shaw

Position title: DPT Student

Alexander Smith

Credentials: PT, DPT, CSCS, USAW-1

Position title: Sports PT Resident

Gabrielle Snyder

Credentials: BS

Position title: Biomedical Engineering MS Student

Christa Wille

Credentials: PT, DPT

Position title: Biomedical Engineering PhD Candidate

Undergraduate Students

Victoria Heiligenthal

Credentials: Biomedical Engineering

Position title: Undergraduate Researcher

James Lyon

Credentials: Biology

Position title: Undergraduate Researcher

Badger Athletic Performance Alumni

  • Rebecca Alcock, Student in Biomedical Engineering, Fall 2015 – Spring 2018
  • Amy Bednarek, DPT, UW Health Sports PT Resident, Summer 2020 – Summer 2021
  • Joe Benert, Student in Mechanical Engineering, Fall 2011 – Spring 2013
  • Kevin Biese, Student in Athletic Training, Fall 2013 – Spring 2014
  • Matt Bjork, DPT Student, Summer 2018 – Spring 2021
  • Corey Block, DPT, UW Health Sports PT Resident, Fall 2016 – Spring 2017
  • Liga Blyholder, MPH Student, Summer 2015 – Spring 2016
  • Jacob Brindle, Student in Neurobiology, Spring 2015
  • Andrew Broderick, DPT, UW Health Sports PT Resident, Summer 2020 – Summer 2021
  • Anthony Bui, Medical Student, Summer 2015
  • Josh Choe, Student in Biomedical Engineering, Spring 2015 – Spring 2016
  • Joe Collins, DPT Student, Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
  • Carol Coutinho, Student in Biochemistry and Kinesiology, Fall 2014 – Spring 2017
  • Lindy Couwenhoven, Student in Biomedical Engineering, Fall 2011 – Fall 2013
  • Ben Davis, DPT Student, Spring 2017 – Spring 2018
  • Laura Dean, DPT Student, Spring 2015 – Fall 2015
  • Charles Donaldson, Masters Student in Biomedical Engineering Spring 2013 – Fall 2014
  • Jacob Erschen, Student in Kinesiology, Fall 2012 – Spring 2013
  • Lauren Erickson, DPT, UW Health Sports PT Resident, Fall 2016 – Spring 2017
  • Austin Feeney, Student in Biomedical Engineering, Fall 2015 – Fall 2016
  • Herman Feller, Masters Student in Biomedical Engineering, Fall 2013 – Fall 2017
  • Allie Frank, Medical Student, Summer 2021
  • Leslie Franczek, Student in Biomedical Engineering, Fall 2016 – Spring 2018
  • Sarah Gamillo, DPT Student, Spring 2019 – Spring 2021
  • Colin Griffin, Student in Kinesiology, Fall 2012 – Spring 2013
  • Olin Hacker, Masters Student in Kinesiology
  • Caroline Haney, Student in Spanish and Human Development and Family Studies, Spring 2015
  • Kevin Hanneken, Medical Student, Summer 2015
  • Emily Headley, Student in Biology, Fall 2010 – Spring 2012
  • Alec Hill, Masters Student in Biomedical Engineering, Fall 2017 – Fall 2018
  • Maddie Honke, Student in Biomedical Engineering, Spring 2016 – Spring 2018
  • Erin Jamar, Student in Mechanical Engineering, Spring 2014 – Fall 2014
  • Jessica Jolly, Student in Biology at UW-Parkside, Summer 2016
  • Shelton Johnson, Student in Kinesiology, Summer 2012 – Fall 2012
  • Neel Kapoor, Student in Biology, Spring 2014 – Spring 2015
  • Matthew Kuik, BS, DPT Student, Fall 2019 – Spring 2022
  • Hana Lee, Student in Kinesiology, Spring 2016 – Spring 2017
  • Zach Lentini, DPT Student, Spring 2017 – Spring 2020
  • Hannah Lider, Student in Biomedical Engineering, Spring 2015 – Fall 2015
  • Drew Lukes, PT, DPT, UW Health Physical Therapy Resident, Summer 2019 – Summer 2020
  • Alexis Mashl, DPT Student, Fall 2019 – Spring 2022
  • Clare McDonald, Student in Biomedical Engineering, Spring 2014
  • Johanna Meassick, Student in Kinesiology, Fall 2015 – Spring 2017
  • Ben Mihelich, Student in Biomedical Engineering, Spring 2017
  • Tyler Moses, Student in Kinesiology, Spring 2015 – Spring 2017
  • Jared Muench, Student in Biomedical Engineering, Spring 2015
  • Elayna Nowak, DPT Student from Ohio State University, Spring 2013
  • Shawn Patel, Student in Biomedical Engineering, Fall 2014 – Spring 2016
  • Matt Pechacek, McNair Scholar Undergraduate Student from UW-River Falls, Summer 2015
  • Brad Peterson, Medical Student, Spring 2010
  • Katie Peterson, Student in Biology, Fall 2011 – Spring 2013; Medical Student, Summer 2014
  • Demitra Philosophos, Student in Neurobiology and Spanish, Spring 2017 – Spring 2020
  • Jeremy Portillo, Student in Kinesiology, Spring 2019 – Spring 2020
  • Eric Post, PhD Student in Kinesiology, Fall 2015 – Spring 2018
  • Michael Price, Student in Kinesiology, Fall 2011 – Spring 2012
  • Seraphina Provenzano, DPT Student, Fall 2019 – Spring 2020
  • Kurtis Rayfield, DPT Student, Spring 2018 – Spring 2022
  • Hannah Roeder, Medical Student, Summer 2013
  • Tyler Roehl, DPT Student, Spring 2019 – Spring 2021
  • Olivia Rowland, PT, DPT, UW Health Physical Therapy Resident, Summer 2019 – Summer 2020
  • Nicki Ruegsegger, DPT Student, Spring 2014 – Spring 2015
  • Yaniv Sadka, Student in Biomedical Engineering, Fall 2014 – Fall 2016
  • David Salamzadeh, Student in Neurobiology & Economics – Fall 2021 – Spring 2022
  • John Scerpella, MPH Graduate Student, Spring 2016 – Fall 2017
  • Anita Sinha, Student in Biomedical Engineering
  • Nick Sparacio, Masters Student in Kinesiology, Spring 2014
  • Cassandra Thomas, Student in Biomedical Engineering, Fall 2015 – Spring 2016
  • Peter Van Beek, Student in Kinesiology, Spring 2016 – Spring 2017
  • Alex Watras, Student in Electrical Engineering, Spring 2015
  • Ada Weiss, Student in Kinesiology (Athletic Training), Fall 2013
  • Nicole Will, DPT Student, Spring 2015 – Fall 2015
  • Pedro Zavala, DPT Student, Spring 2019 – Spring 2021
  • Zoe Ziegler, Student in Kinesiology, Fall 2015 – Spring 2017