Stephen Cobb, Ph.D., ATC, CSCS

Center Scientist
Kinesiology

Associate Professor
Department of Kinesiology

Interests & Expertise:
Dr. Cobb’s research interest is focused on identification of novel diagnostic measures to improve early diagnosis of ankle and foot degenerative joint disease and the structural, biomechanical, and behavioral factors associated with the ankle and foot degenerative joint disease process. The primary aim of the research is to foster development of new treatments that delay or prevent the progression of ankle and foot degenerative joint disease and the physical disability associated with the disease.

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Current Projects:
Dr. Cobb is currently working on projects investigating: the effect of chronic ankle instability on foot mechanics during gait; foot function during descent from varying step heights; and the effect of plantar fasciitis on foot mechanics during gait.

Most Recent Publications:

Almonroeder, T.G., Kernozek, T., Cobb, S., Slavens, B., Wang, J., & Huddleston, W.E. (2018). Cognitive Demands Influence Lower Extremity Mechanics during a Drop Vertical Jump Task in Female Athletes. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 1-22.

Benson, L. C., Cobb, S. C., Hyngstrom, A. S., Keenan, K. G., Luo, J., & O'Connor, K. M. (2018, December). Identifying trippers and non-trippers based on knee kinematics during obstacle-free walking. Human Movement Science62, 58-66.
Benson, L. C., Cobb, S. C., Hyngstrom, A. S., Keenan, K. G., Luo, J., & O’Connor, K. M. (2018, November). A PCA Approach to Quantifying Foot Clearance and Foot Clearance Variability. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 1-24.

Gerstle, E. E., Keenan, K. G., O'Connor, K., & Cobb, S. C. (2018, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Lower extremity muscle activity during descent from varying step heights. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology42, 57-65.

Almonroeder, T. G., Kernozek, T., Cobb, S. C., Slavens, B., Wang, J., & Huddleston, W. (2018, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Cognitive Demands Influence Lower Extremity Mechanics During a Drop Vertical Jump Task in Female Athletes. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 1-22.

Gerstle, E. E., O’Connor, K., Keenan, K. G., & Cobb, S. C. (2017, December). Foot and Ankle Kinematics During Descent From Varying Step Heights. Journal of Applied Biomechanics33(6), 453-459.