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Brooke Slavens BS,MS,PhD

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Assistant Professor

Institution: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Department: Occupational Science & Technology


I am willing to collaborate on research projects.


Research Experience

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Technology
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders
  • Movement
  • Pediatrics
  • Rehabilitation Research
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Upper Extremity
  • Wheelchairs
  • Publications (43)

  • Effect of Rotation Sequence on Thoracohumeral Joint Kinematics during Various Shoulder Postures. (Schnorenberg AJ, Slavens BA) Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2021 Nov;2021:4912-4915 PMID: 34892309 PMCID: PMC9817035 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85122550870 12/12/2021    
  • Biological Sex-Related Differences in Glenohumeral Dynamics Variability during Pediatric Manual Wheelchair Propulsion. (Leonardis JM, Schnorenberg AJ, Vogel LC, Harris GF, Slavens BA) Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2021 Nov;2021:4619-4622 PMID: 34892243 PMCID: PMC9817032 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85122538268 12/12/2021    
  • The influence of age and fall history on single transition step kinematics. (Gerstle EE, O'Connor K, Keenan KG, Slavens BA, Cobb SC) Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 2021 Oct;89:105456 PMID: 34474313 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85114029527 09/03/2021       1 Citation
  • The Influence of Sex on Upper Extremity Joint Dynamics in Pediatric Manual Wheelchair Users With Spinal Cord Injury. (Hanks MM, Leonardis JM, Schnorenberg AJ, Krzak JJ, Graf A, Vogel LC, Harris GF, Slavens BA) Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil 2021;27(3):26-37 PMID: 34456544 PMCID: PMC8370704 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85115279830 08/31/2021    
  • Biomechanical analysis of wheelchair athletes with paraplegia during cross-training exercises. (Jones C, Schnorenberg AJ, Garlanger K, Leonardis JM, Kortes S, Riebe J, Plesnik J, Lee K, Slavens BA) J Spinal Cord Med 2022 Nov;45(6):882-897 PMID: 34100694 PMCID: PMC9662041 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85107634948 06/09/2021    
  • Considering Propulsion Pattern in Therapeutic Outcomes for Children Who Use Manual Wheelchairs. (Rammer JR, Krzak JJ, Slavens BA, Winters JM, Riedel SA, Harris GF) Pediatr Phys Ther 2019 Oct;31(4):360-368 PMID: 31568384 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85072761461 10/01/2019    
  • Shoulder complex kinematics pre- and post- rotator cuff repair. (Schnorenberg AJ, French ME, Riebe JM, Grindel SI, Slavens BA) J Electromyogr Kinesiol 2022 Feb;62:102331 PMID: 31324512 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85068908483 07/22/2019       2 Citations
  • A comparison of glenohumeral joint kinematics and muscle activation during standard and geared manual wheelchair mobility. (Slavens BA, Jahanian O, Schnorenberg AJ, Hsiao-Wecksler ET) Med Eng Phys 2019 Aug;70:1-8 PMID: 31285137 PMCID: PMC6842553 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85068359130 07/10/2019       3 Citations
  • Glenohumeral joint dynamics and shoulder muscle activity during geared manual wheelchair propulsion on carpeted floor in individuals with spinal cord injury. (Jahanian O, Schnorenberg AJ, Muqeet V, Hsiao-Wecksler ET, Slavens BA) J Electromyogr Kinesiol 2022 Feb;62:102318 PMID: 31178393 PMCID: PMC6885114 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85066781846 06/11/2019       2 Citations
  • Assessment of a markerless motion analysis system for manual wheelchair application. (Rammer J, Slavens B, Krzak J, Winters J, Riedel S, Harris G) J Neuroeng Rehabil 2018 Nov 06;15(1):96 PMID: 30400917 PMCID: PMC6219189 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85056274191 11/08/2018       3 Citations
  • Presentation abstracts. (Rice L, Sung J, Keane K, Peterson E, Sosnoff J, Farkas G, Swartz A, Strath S, Gorgey A, Berg A, Gater D, Dyson-Hudson T, Malanga G, Cherian C, Michalec M, Kirshblum S, Miller C, Garlanger K, Kortes S, Schnorenberg A, Slavens B, Lee K, Potter-Baker K, Frost F, Plow E, Solinsky R, Wilson C, Henry CA, Lombard A, Maher M, Weir J, Saeed S, Cirnigliaro C, Specht A, Garbarini E, Augustine J, Forrest G, Bauman W, Wecht J, Maher M, Weir J, Lombard A, Saeed S, Kirshblum S, Bauman W, Wecht J, Hearn J, Razvi IS, Wilson C, Henry CA, Sikka S, Callender L, Bennett M, Robertson K, Driver S, Kline-Quiroz C, Donovan J, Botticello A, Arnold D, Latham N, Houlihan B, Bickmore T, Trinh H, Shamekhi A, Ellis T, LaVela SL, Burkhart E, Kale I, Bombardier C, Snoxell E, Knezevic S, Hong E, Asselin P, Cirnigliaro C, Kornfeld S, Gorman P, Forrest G, Bauman W, Spungen A, Farkas G, Berg A, Castillo C, Gater D, Cleveland C, Gabet J, Harrington A, Arenth P, Farkas G, Gorgey A, Dolbow D, Berg A, Gater D, Luther S, Finch D, Bouayad L, Cirnigliaro C, Donovan J, Forrest G, Gater D, Kopp M, Watzlawick R, Martus P, Failli V, Finkenstaedt F, Chen Y, DeVivo M, Dirnagl U, Schwab J MD, LiMonta J, Saeed S, Santiago T, Maher M, Wu YK, Harel N, Monden K, Trost Z, Nguyen N, Morse L, Boals A, Wenzel L, Silveira S, Hughes R, Nosek M, LeDoux T, Taylor H, Diaz L, Robinson-Whelen S, Garshick E, Betz K, Krause J, Cao Y, Li C, Hon B, Kirshblum S, Khong CM, Dirlikov B, Shem K, Charlifue S, Song S, Burns S) J Spinal Cord Med 2018 Sep;41(5):599-622 PMID: 30132748 PMCID: PMC7025696 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85052205818 08/23/2018       1 Citation
  • Cognitive Demands Influence Lower Extremity Mechanics During a Drop Vertical Jump Task in Female Athletes. (Almonroeder TG, Kernozek T, Cobb S, Slavens B, Wang J, Huddleston W) J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2018 May;48(5):381-387 PMID: 29320946 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85046490322 01/13/2018       23 Citations
  • Use of a Dynamic Balance System to Quantify Postural Steadiness and Stability of Individuals with Lower-Limb Amputation: A Pilot Study (Silver-Thorn MB, Kempfer J, Schnorenberg AJ, Slavens BA) Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics 1 January 2018;30(1):31-38 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85039434362 01/01/2018    
  • Divided attention during cutting influences lower extremity mechanics in female athletes. (Almonroeder TG, Kernozek T, Cobb S, Slavens B, Wang J, Huddleston W) Sports Biomech 2019 Jun;18(3):264-276 PMID: 29129134 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85033691091 11/14/2017       14 Citations
  • Evaluation of shoulder joint kinematics and muscle activity during geared and standard manual wheelchair mobility. (Jahanian O, Schnorenberg AJ, Slavens BA) Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2016 Aug;2016:6162-6165 PMID: 28269659 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85009151473 03/09/2017       3 Citations
  • Evaluation of a wrist orthosis on lofstrand crutch-assisted gait. (Farooq D, Jahanian O, Slavens BA, Hsiao-Wecksler ET) Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2016 Aug;2016:5042-5045 PMID: 28269401 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85009089450 03/09/2017       1 Citation
  • Design and biomechanical evaluation methodology of pneumatic ergonomic crutch (Xiao C, Jahanian O, Schnorenberg A, Slavens B, Hsiao-Wecksler E) Frontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2017 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2017 2017 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85034850533 01/01/2017       2 Citations
  • Validation of an instrumented wheelchair hand rim (Gaglio A, Daigle S, Gacek E, Jahanian O, Slavens B, Rice I, Hsiao-Wecksler E) Frontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2017 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2017 2017 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85034838172 01/01/2017       1 Citation
  • Assessment of Kinematics and Electromyography Following Arthroscopic Single-Tendon Rotator Cuff Repair. (Fritz JM, Inawat RR, Slavens BA, McGuire JR, Ziegler DW, Tarima SS, Grindel SI, Harris GF) PM R 2017 May;9(5):464-476 PMID: 27639653 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84991205365 10/19/2016       4 Citations
  • Biomechanics of Pediatric Manual Wheelchair Mobility. (Slavens BA, Schnorenberg AJ, Aurit CM, Tarima S, Vogel LC, Harris GF) Front Bioeng Biotechnol 2015;3:137 PMID: 26442251 PMCID: PMC4564732 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85042811087 10/07/2015       8 Citations
  • Motor unit number index examination in dominant and non-dominant hand muscles. (Li X, He W, Li C, Wang YC, Slavens BA, Zhou P) Laterality 2015;20(6):699-710 PMID: 26227495 PMCID: PMC4549196 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84940460093 08/01/2015       4 Citations
  • Evaluation of pediatric manual wheelchair mobility using advanced biomechanical methods. (Slavens BA, Schnorenberg AJ, Aurit CM, Graf A, Krzak JJ, Reiners K, Vogel LC, Harris GF) Biomed Res Int 2015;2015:634768 PMID: 25802860 PMCID: PMC4352734 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84924546212 03/25/2015       6 Citations
  • Upper extremity biomechanics of children with spinal cord injury during wheelchair mobility. (Schnorenberg AJ, Slavens BA, Graf A, Krzak J, Vogel L, Harris GF) Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2014;2014:4338-41 PMID: 25570952 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84929501152 01/09/2015       2 Citations
  • Effects of physical exertion on trans-tibial prosthesis users' ability to accommodate alignment perturbations. (Fiedler G, Slavens BA, O'Connor KM, Smith RO, Hafner BJ) Prosthet Orthot Int 2016 Feb;40(1):75-82 PMID: 25138114 PMCID: PMC4380863 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84962579286 08/21/2014       9 Citations
  • Criterion and construct validity of prosthesis-integrated measurement of joint moment data in persons with transtibial amputation. (Fiedler G, Slavens B, Smith RO, Briggs D, Hafner BJ) J Appl Biomech 2014 Jun;30(3):431-8 PMID: 24603673 PMCID: PMC4155026 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84907399601 03/08/2014       12 Citations
  • Biomechanical model for evaluation of pediatric upper extremity joint dynamics during wheelchair mobility. (Schnorenberg AJ, Slavens BA, Wang M, Vogel LC, Smith PA, Harris GF) J Biomech 2014 Jan 03;47(1):269-76 PMID: 24309622 PMCID: PMC4106158 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84890855724 12/07/2013       30 Citations
  • Leg laterality differences in persons with bilateral transtibial amputation: A pilot study using prosthesis-integrated load cells (Fiedler G, Slavens BA, Hafner BJ, Briggs D, Smith RO) Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics October 2013;25(4):168-176 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84887048227 10/01/2013       5 Citations
  • Upper extremity biomechanical model for evaluation of pediatric joint demands during wheelchair mobility. (Paul AJ, Slavens BA, Graf A, Krzak J, Vogel L, Harris GF) Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2012;2012:4788-91 PMID: 23366999 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84870799995 02/01/2013    
  • Biomechanics (Slavens B, Harris GF) Handbook of Research on Biomedical Engineering Education and Advanced Bioengineering Learning: Interdisciplinary Concepts 2012:284-338 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84898278666 12/01/2012       8 Citations
  • Upper extremity wheelchair kinematics in children with spinal cord injury. (Slavens BA, Graf A, Krzak J, Vogel L, Harris GF) Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2011;2011:8158-61 PMID: 22256235 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84861654163 01/19/2012       7 Citations
  • Motion Analysis of the Upper Extremities During Lofstrand Crutch-Assisted Gait in Children with Orthopaedic Disabilities (Slavens BA, Bhagchandani N, Wang M, Smith PA, Harris GF) Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine October 2011;3(5):218-227 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-80054885809 10/01/2011       4 Citations
  • An upper extremity inverse dynamics model for pediatric Lofstrand crutch-assisted gait. (Slavens BA, Bhagchandani N, Wang M, Smith PA, Harris GF) J Biomech 2011 Jul 28;44(11):2162-7 PMID: 21652035 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-79960269723 06/10/2011       27 Citations
  • Upper extremity inverse dynamics model for crutch-assisted gait assessment. (Slavens BA, Sturm PF, Harris GF) J Biomech 2010 Jul 20;43(10):2026-31 PMID: 20403602 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-77954145842 04/21/2010       27 Citations
  • Upper extremity biomechanical model of crutch-assisted gait in children. (Bhagchandani N, Slavens B, Wang M, Harris G) Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2009;2009:7164-7 PMID: 19965270 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-77950995364 12/08/2009       4 Citations
  • Finite element analysis of forearm crutches during gait in children with myelomeningocele. (Slavens BA, Guan Y, Harris GF) Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2009;2009:5271-73 PMID: 19964665 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-77950987528 12/08/2009       1 Citation
  • Finite element analysis of the forearm crutch during reciprocal and swing-through gait (Slavens BA, Guan Y, Harris GF) 46th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium and 46th International ISA Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation Symposium 2009 2009;476:310-315 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-72849143055 12/01/2009    
  • Upper extremity dynamics during Lofstrand crutch-assisted gait in children with myelomeningocele. (Slavens BA, Sturm PF, Bajournaite R, Harris GF) Gait Posture 2009 Nov;30(4):511-7 PMID: 19726191 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-70349232196 09/04/2009       23 Citations
  • Finite element analysis of the forearm crutch during reciprocal and swing-through gait (Slavens BA, Guan Y, Harris GF) Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation 2009;45:310-315 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-65749099953 05/27/2009    
  • Finite element analysis of the forearm crutch during reciprocal and swing-through gait - biomed 2009. (Slavens BA, Guan Y, Harris GF) Biomed Sci Instrum 2009;45:310-5 PMID: 19369781 04/17/2009    
  • Upper extremity kinetics of children with myelomeningocele during Lofstrand crutch-assisted gait. (Slavens BA, Sturm PF, Harris GF) Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2008;2008:4583-6 PMID: 19163736 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-61849085803 01/24/2009       2 Citations
  • The biomechanics of upper extremity kinematic and kinetic modeling: applications to rehabilitation engineering. (Slavens BA, Harris GF) Crit Rev Biomed Eng 2008;36(2-3):93-125 PMID: 19740069 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-74349100750 01/01/2008       13 Citations
  • A dynamic model of the upper extremities for quantitative assessment of Lofstrand crutch-assisted gait. (Slavens BA, Sturm PF, Wang M, Harris GF) Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2006;2006:1525-8 PMID: 17945651 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-34047097951 10/20/2007       1 Citation
  • Upper extremity dynamics during Lofstrand crutch-assisted gait in children with myelomeningocele. (Slavens BA, Frantz J, Sturm PF, Harris GF) J Spinal Cord Med 2007;30 Suppl 1(Suppl 1):S165-71 PMID: 17874703 PMCID: PMC2031971 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-34548269056 09/19/2007       17 Citations
  • Last update: 02/08/2022