The interaction of physiology and biomechanics during human locomotion; specifically how the implementation of assistive mechanical devices, such as prostheses and exoskeletons, influence walking, running, hopping, and sprinting.
1995-1998, B.A., Kinesiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
2002-2007, Ph.D., Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
2007-2011, Post-doctoral Fellow, Media Lab Biomechatronics Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
2009-2011, Research Scientist, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Providence VA Center for Restorative & Regenerative Medicine, Providence, RI
2011-2012, Research Specialist, Prosthetics and Orthotics, Whirlwind Wheelchair International, San Francisco, CA
2012-2013, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
2013-Present, Research Healthcare Scientist, Department of Veterans Affairs, Eastern Colorado Healthcare System, Denver, CO
2013-Present, Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
Arellano CJ, McDermott WJ, Kram R, Grabowski AM. Effect of running speed and leg prostheses on mediolateral foot placement and its variability. PLoS ONE 10: e0115637, 1-17, 2015.
Beck ON, Kipp S, Roby JM, Grabowski AM, Kram R, Ortega JD. Older runners retain youthful running economy despite biomechanical differences. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 48: 697-704, 2016.
Beck ON, Taboga P, Grabowski AM. Characterizing the mechanical properties of running-specific lower-limb prostheses. PLoS ONE 11: e0168298, 2016.
Beck ON, Taboga P, Grabowski AM. How do prosthetic stiffness, height, and running speed affect the biomechanics of athletes with bilateral transtibial amputations? Royal Society Interface 14: 20170230, 2017.
Beck ON, Taboga P, Grabowski AM. Prosthetic model, but not stiffness or height, affects the metabolic cost of running for athletes with unilateral transtibial amputations. Journal of Applied Physiology 123: 38-48, 2017.
Beck ON, Taboga P, Grabowski AM. Reduced prosthetic stiffness lowers the metabolic cost of running for athletes with bilateral transtibial amputations. Journal of Applied Physiology 122: 976-984, 2017.
Jeffers JR, Auyang AG, Grabowski AM. The correlation between metabolic and mechanical power during walking at different velocities and slopes. Journal of Biomechanics 48: 2919-2924, 2015.
Taboga P, Grabowski AM, di Prampero PE, Kram R. Optimal starting block configuration in sprint running; a comparison of biological and prosthetic legs. Journal of Applied Biomechanics 30: 381-389, 2014.