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Phone: (541) 737-5928
Address: School of Biological and Population Health Sciences 230 Langton Hall Oregon State University Corvallis, OR 97331
Dr. Pavol’s primary expertise is in biomechanics. His education includes B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in Computer & Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from The Ohio State University. He was also a post-doctoral research associate in the departments of Physical Therapy at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to his doctoral studies, Dr. Pavol worked as an industrial control systems engineer for Texas Instruments. Dr. Pavol came to Oregon State University in 2002 and is an Associate Professor in the Kinesiology program of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. He teaches courses in biomechanics and research methods. Dr. Pavol’s main research foci are on preventing falls and fall-related fractures in older adults and reducing the risks of injury during manually-assisted transfers of people with disabilities. Experimental and mathematical modeling approaches are used. Sources of funding for this research have included the U.S. Department of Education. Other past research has been related to sports injuries and locomotion by people with disabilities. Dr. Pavol is a member of the American Society of Biomechanics.
Location: 15 Women's Building
Phone Number: (541) 737-5933
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