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Jason Gillette

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Kinesiology

Office: 103f Forker 534 Wallace Rd, Ames, IA 50011
Phone number: +1 515 294 8310
Email: gillette@iastate.edu

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Research interests

  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Injury Mechanisms


Research Interests

I utilize video, force, and EMG measurements to analyze human motion, along with musculoskeletal modeling to estimate internal loading on the structures of the human body.  I study athletic movements, industrial job tasks, and activities of daily living.  I am interested in acute injury mechanisms such as ACL ruptures and how these acute injuries lead to chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis. 


At the undergraduate level, I teach Biomechanics (KIN 355). At the graduate level, I teach Injury Biomechanics (KIN 515) and Musculoskeletal Modeling (KIN 517). I also provide research experiences for undergraduate students through the honors program and independent study.  My MS and PhD students have a variety of multidisciplinary backgrounds, from kinesiology to physical therapy to engineering.

Service/Outreach/Professional Activity

I am the Director of Graduate Education for the Department of Kinesiology and a member of the American Society of Biomechanics. I have been a reviewer for scientific journals such as Gait & Posture, Journal of Applied Biomechanics, and Ergonomics.