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Alyssa Joy Schnorenberg, MS

Researcher, Lab Manager

Education

MS Biomedical Engineering Marquette University 2012
BS Biomechanical Engineering Marquette University 2007

Interests & Expertise

Alyssa Schnorenberg’s interests include biomechanics, rehabilitation engineering and motion analysis. Her current research focuses on pediatric mobility with assistive devices, examining the upper extremity joint demands of children with orthopaedic disabilities. Additionally she is investigating slips and falls during ladder climbing, examining contributing factors and the body’s response.

Selected Publications

Schnorenberg, A. J., French, M. E., Riebe, J. M., Grindel, S. I., & Slavens, B. A. (In Press). Shoulder Complex Kinematics Pre- and Post- Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology.
Slavens, B. A., Jahanian, O., Schnorenberg, A. J., & Hsiao-Wecksler, E. (In Press). Comparison of Glenohumeral Joint Kinematics and Muscle Activation During Standard and Geared Manual Wheelchair Mobility. Medical Engineering & Physics.
Jahanian, O., Gaglio, A., Schnorenberg, A. J., Muqeet, V., Hsiao-Wecksler, E., & Slavens, B. A. (In Press). Evaluation of Hand-rim and Wrist Joint Kinetics During Geared Manual Wheelchair Propulsion in Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury. Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation.
Jahanian, O., Schnorenberg, A. J., Muqeet, V., Hsiao-Wecksler, E., & Slavens, B. A. (In Press). Glenohumeral Joint Dynamics and Shoulder Muscle Activity During Geared Manual Wheelchair Propulsion on Carpeted Floor in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology.
Hanks, M. M., Schnorenberg, A. J., Lee, K. L., & Slavens, B. A. (2019, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Biomechanical Evaluation of Overhead Throwing in Able-Bodied and Wheelchair Lacrosse Players.
Schnorenberg, A. J., French, M. E., Riebe, J. M., Grindel, S. I., & Slavens, B. A. (2018, August). Shoulder Complex Kinematics Pre- and Post- Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery.
Silver-Thorn, M. B., Kempfer, J., Schnorenberg, A. J., & Slavens, B. A. (2018, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Use of a Dynamic Balance System to Quantify Postural Steadiness and Stability of Individuals with Lower-Limb Amputation. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, 30(1), 31-38.
Jahanian, O., Gaglio, A., Daigle, S., Muqeet, V., Schnorenberg, A. J., Hsiao-Wecksler, E., & Slavens, B. A. (2018, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Hand-rim Biomechanics of Geared Manual Wheelchair Mobility.
Schlidt, K., Slavens, B., Schnorenberg, A. J., Vogel, L., & Gerald, H. (2017, December). Longitudinal Evaluation of Variability of Stroke Patterns and Shoulder Forces in Pediatric SCI Wheelchair Users. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 98(12), e177-e178.
Schlidt, K. C., Slavens, B. A., Schnorenberg, A. J., Vogel, L. C., & Harris, G. F. (2017, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Longitudinal Evaluation of Variability of Stroke Patterns and Shoulder Forces in Pediatric SCI Wheelchair Users.
Liang, C. X., Jahanian, O., Schnorenberg, A. J., Slavens, B. A., & Hsiao-Wecksler, E. (2017, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Design and Biomechanical Evaluation Methodology of Pneumatic Ergonomic Crutch. 2017 Design of Medical Devices Conference.
Schnorenberg, A. J., & Slavens, B. A. (2016, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Pediatric Stroke Patterns During Manual Wheelchair Mobility. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 97(10), e121.
Slavens, B. A., Schnorenberg, A. J., Aurit, C. M., Tarima, S., Vogel, L. C., Harris, G. F., Requejo, P. S., & McNitt-Gray, J. L. (2016). Biomechanics of Pediatric Manual Wheelchair Mobility. Wheeled Mobility Biomechanics. Lausanne: Frontiers Media.
Slavens, B. A., Schnorenberg, A. J., Aurit, C. M., Tarima, S., Vogel, L. C., & Harris, G. F. (2015, September). Biomechanics of Pediatric Manual Wheelchair Mobility. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 3(137).
Slavens, B. A., Schnorenberg, A. J., Aurit, C. M., Graf, A., Krzak, J. J., Reiners, K., Vogel, L. C., & Harris, G. F. (2015). Evaluation of Pediatric Manual Wheelchair Mobility Using Advanced Biomechanical Methods. BioMed Research International, 2015, 1-11.

Presentations

Jahanian, O., Schnorenberg, A. J., Hsaio-Wecksler, E. T., Muqeet, V., & Slavens, B. A. (May 2019). Biomechanical Evaluation of Geared Manual Wheelchair Propulsion in Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury. VA Research Day, Milwuakee, WI.
Jahanian, O., Schnorenberg, A. J., Muqeet, V., & Slavens, B. A. (December 2018). Biomechanical Analysis of the Shoulder During Geared Manual Wheelchair Propulsion in Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Occupational Science and Technology Research Lectureship, Milwaukee, WI.
Hanks, M. M., Schnorenberg, A. J., Robertson-Dick, B., Lee, K. k., & Slavens, B. A. (December 2018). Comparison of Glenohumeral Kinematics During the Overhead Lacrosse Throw in Able-Bodied and Wheelchair Lacrosse Players. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Occupational Science and Technology Research Lectureship, Milwaukee, WI.
Qashqai, A. A., Pournezam, M. K., Vigon, N., Hanks, M. M., Schnorenberg, A. J., Basel, D. G., & Slavens, B. A. (December 2018). Methods for Characterization of Gait Kinematics in Children with Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Occupational Science and Technology Research Lectureship, Milwaukee, WI.
Qashqai, A. A., Pournezam, M. K., Schnorenberg, A. J., Engel, J. M., Basel, D. G., & Slavens, B. A. (May 2018). Characterization of Knee Joint Dynamics During Gait in Youths with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Partners for Health Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Pournezam, M. K., Qashqai, A. A., Schnorenberg, A. J., Basel, D. G., & Slavens, B. A. (May 2018). Characterizing Balance in Children with Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Using Bertec Balance Advantage System. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Partners for Health Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Jahanian, O., Gaglio, A., Callahan, C., Schnorenberg, A. J., Hsiao-Wecksler, E., Muqeet, V., & Slavens, B. A. (May 2018). Handrim Biomechanics of Geared Manual Wheelchair Mobility. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Partners for Health Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Tercher, K., Schnorenberg, A. J., & Slavens, B. A. (April 2018). Characterizing Balance in Children with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) Using Bertec Balance Advantage. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Undergraduate Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Barron, A., Jahanian, O., Schnorenberg, A. J., Muqeet, V., & Slavens, B. A. (April 2018). Evaluation of Wrist Kinematics during Geared Manual Wheelchair Propulsion in Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Undergraduate Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Magruder, B., Schnorenberg, A. J., & Slavens, B. A. (April 2018). Functional Upper Extremity Workspace in Pre-Operative Versus Post-Operative Rotator Cuff Repair. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Undergraduate Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Chapman, B., Qashqai, A., Schnorenberg, A. J., Basel, D., & Slavens, B. A. (April 2018). Plantar Pressure Profiles during Gait in Children with Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS). University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Undergraduate Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Bonack, J., Schnorenberg, A. J., & Slavens, B. A. (April 2018). Shoulder Joint Kinematics During Weighted Reaching Tasks Preoperative and Postoperative Supraspinatus Repair. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Undergraduate Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Vigon, N., Schnorenberg, A. J., & Slavens, B. A. (April 2018). Temporal-spatial Parameters of Gait in Youths with Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Undergraduate Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Slavens, B. A., Schlidt, K. C., Schnorenberg, A. J., Vogel, L., & Harris, G. (2017). Glenohumeral Joint Biomechanics, Pain and Stroke Pattern Variability During Pediatric Manual Wheelchair Mobility: A Longitudinal Evaluation. Accepted for presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Spinal Injury Association, Rochester, MN.
Schlidt, K. C., Schnorenberg, A. J., Slavens, B. A., Harris, G. F., & Vogel, L. C. (October 2017). Longitudinal Evaluation of Variability of Stroke Patterns and Shoulder Forces in Pediatric SCI Wheelchair Users. Proceedings of the 94th Annual Conference of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Atlanta, GA.

Professional Memberships

  • Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
  • Gait and Clinical Motion Analysis Society (GCMAS)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) – Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) and Women in Engineering (WE)
  • International Society of Biomechanics (ISB)
  • Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)

Positions Held

  • Project Engineer, MGA Research Corporation, 2007 – 2010