Kristen Jakubowski

Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University (2022)
M.Eng. Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2014)
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2014)

Kristen is eFellows Postdoctoral Fellow (administered by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) with funding provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF)). Co-advised by Dr. Lena Ting, Dr. Gregory Sawicki, and Dr. Aaron Young, her research uses physiological inspiration to develop a generalizable framework for exoskeleton control that enhances balance during standing and walking. She aims to improve balance and reduce the risk of falling in high-risk individuals, including older adults, those with musculoskeletal injuries, or stroke survivors.

Outside the lab, Kristen enjoys biking, cooking, and playing with her dogs.