Dr. Kristen Renner, PhD is a biomedical engineer who specializes in human movement biomechanics. Dr. Renner uses a multidisciplinary approach to promote the restoration of normal, functional movement as a means of improving the overall health and quality of life of individuals across their lifespan. Dr. Renner’s current research interests focus on optimizing total joint replacement outcomes and developing models to assess and mitigate sports injury risk and return to sport criteria after injury.
Dr. Kristen Renner, PhD is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the College of Medicine – Tucson with a joint appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Renner received her PhD from Virginia Tech before completing 2 years as a clinical biomechanist at the Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital before joining the University of Arizona. Dr. Renner’s research interests focus on optimizing human performance and rehabilitation strategies in sports medicine and total joint replacement population to promote movement and improve the quality of life of individuals across their lifespan. Dr. Renner has published in several peer-reviewed journals and presented research at regional and national meetings including the American College of Sports Medicine, American Society of Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering Society and the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy.