Jennifer S. Brach

Jennifer S. Brach Jennifer S. Brach received a BS in physical therapy from East Carolina University (1992), a MS in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh (1994), and a PhD in epidemiology from the Graduate School of Public Health at University of Pittsburgh (2000). She was a Postdoctoral Scholar in Aging Research in the Department of Epidemiology and the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Her research interests include examining the contributors and consequences of abnormal gait in older adults and developing and testing taskspecific motor learning exercise programs to improve walking in older adults. Dr. Brach was the first non-physician recipient of the prestigious Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award in Aging from the National Institute on Aging, the American Federation for Aging Research, The Atlantic Philanthropies, and The John A. Hartford Foundation. She was also a recipient of the American Geriatric Society New Investigator Award in 2005.

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JTEHM, Articles, Published Articles
Extraction of Stride Events from Gait Accelerometry During Treadmill Walking
Objective: Evaluating stride events can be valuable for understanding the changes in walking due to aging and neurological diseases. However, creating the time series necessary for this analysis can be cumbersome. In particular, finding heel contact and toe-off events which... Read more