Jenna Burnett, a postdoc here at the U in the Department of Health and Kinesiology who does exciting work on biomechanics, bringing together hardware and data-driven modeling with a deep knowledge of kinesiology.

Thursday, December 7th at 1pm
WEB 1250


Jenna Burnett is a post-doc in the Department of Health and Kinesiology. She received a BS in Physics and Mathematics at Purdue University in 2015, before completing her MS in Kinesiology, with a focus on Biomechanics, at Iowa State University in 2017. Her master’s thesis investigated bone strain before and after a long distance run to exhaustion using finite element analysis. After completing her master’s degree, Jenna completed her PhD at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2023, where her research investigated the influence of walking speed on the longitudinal health of the residual limb bone, joint kinematics, and joint kinetics in individuals who have a transfemoral amputation and use a bone-anchored prosthesis. Her research interests include exploring the current physical activity recommendations for individuals who use a bone-anchored prosthesis, the longitudinal health of the residual limb bone with a lifetime of prosthesis use, and the connection between impact, stress on the skin, and amputation in individuals with diabetes. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, backpacking, and cooking. She and her fiancé are trying to either hike or backpack in all of the national parks!