Kristen Reynier

Kristen Reynier
Research Assistant, PhD Student | 434.297.8019
Kristen Reynier is a PhD student at the University of Virginia working with the Center for Applied Biomechanics. While completing her BS in Biomedical Engineering, she focused on medical device design, particularly multi-function lower limb prosthetics. Kristen is currently completing a volunteer study to determine the effect of neck muscle activation has on head kinematics during a low severity head impact. In her future research, she hopes to extend the study to investigate potential gender differences or higher severity impacts.



  • B.S. Biomedical Engineering – California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo


Research Interests

  • Sports injury biomechanics
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Injury prevention
  • Traumatic brain injury


Affiliations & Awards

  • Member – Society of Women Engineers
  • 2nd Place in the Undergraduate Poster Competition – SWE National Conference

Other Interests

  • Family, soccer, beach volleyball, baking, fishing



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