Ph.D. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at UVA 2009M.S. Biomedical/Medical Engineering at UVA 2003B.S. Mechanical Engineering Virginia Tech 2000


Russell's research interests lie in the increased understanding of the mechanisms of human movement. This includes the development of new methods for analyzing movements measured in clinical settings along with the development of predictive models which simulate the body’s interactions with the environment and offer insight to the control strategies implemented by the human system.

In the News

Selected Publications

  • Gait tracker shoe for accurate step-by-step determination of gait parameters ABS Y Zhuang, J Gong, DC Kerrigan, BC Bennett, J Lach, S Russell Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN), 2016 IEEE 13th …
  • Neuroplasticity in post-stroke gait recovery and noninvasive brain stimulation ABS Y Xu, Q Hou, SD Russell, BC Bennett, AJ Sellers, Q Lin, D Huang Neural regeneration research 10 (12), 2072
  • Computer models offer new insights into the mechanics of rock climbing ABS SD Russell, CA Zirker, SS Blemker Sports Technology 5 (3-4), 120-131