Brandi S. Row, Ph.D.
Kinesiology and Physical Education Program
Department of Physical Education, Health and Recreation
Western Washington University
516 High St., Carver 102
Bellingham, WA 98225-9067
I have been on faculty at WWU since 2006. My main research interests are in the areas of biomechanics of aging and exercise interventions for older adults.
Specifically, my research activities pursue:
- the use of accelerometry to quantify gait function in seniors,
- high-velocity resistance training interventions for the improvement of muscle power and strength in seniors,
- the improvement of functional assessments of rapid stepping performance of older adults,
- the physical (strength, power, balance), psychological (self-confidence, fear of falling), and environmental (winter weather, the built environment, winter clothing) components of function and mobility in older adults.
Courses Taught at WWU
- Functional Anatomy (KIN 312, 2006 to present)
- Biomechanics (KIN 311, 2007 to present)
- Physical Dimensions of Aging (KIN 309, 2008 to present)
- Functional Assessment of Older Adults (KIN 409, 2007 to present)
- Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Science (KIN 510 – team-taught, 2011 to present)
- Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System (KIN 544: Functional Anatomy, 2012 onward)
- Statistics in Exercise and Sports Science (KIN 307, 2007-8)
- Exercise Physiology (KIN 413, 2007-11)
- Survey of Physical Education and Health (KIN 301 – team-taught, 2007-11)
Education and Training
- Postdoctoral research fellowship, 2003-6, at:
- the Center for Studies in Aging, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, and
- the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and
- the Health Care, Technology, and Place Interdisciplinary Program, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
- PhD in Kinesiology/Biomechanics and Locomotion Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, 2003
- MS in Exercise and Movement Science, University of Oregon, 1999
- BA in Biology, Willamette University, 1996