Daniel (Danny) Davis is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Health and Kinesiology. Broadly, Dr. Davis studies the musculoskeletal mechanisms underpinning human’s ability for both energetically efficient and explosive movements. He earned his BS in Kinesiology and Health Promotion at the University of Wyoming in 2018 where he worked with Dr. Boyi Dai analyzing jump-landing movements that may predispose individuals to higher risk of anterior cruciate ligament tears. Dr. Davis then went on to earn his MS (2020) and PhD (2023) in Kinesiology from The Pennsylvania State University where he worked with Dr. John Challis. For his MS thesis, he developed and implemented a method for filtering non-stationary biomechanical signals, such as those arising from impacts. Dr. Davis’ PhD research examined the foot’s arch in gait, specifically exploring mechanisms for stiffening the arch in walking, the differing mechanical function of the arch across gait modes, and the influence of foot arch stiffness on gait metabolic cost using forward dynamics simulations. When not in the lab, Dr. Davis is up for playing any sport on offer and tries to read for pleasure as much as he can!
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