Kristen Reynier

Kristen Reynier

Kristen Reynier is a PhD student at the University of Virginia working with the Center for Applied Biomechanics. While completing her BS in Biomedical Engineering, she focused on medical device design, particularly multi-function lower limb prosthetics. Kristen is currently completing a volunteer study to determine the effect of neck muscle activation has on head kinematics during a low severity head impact. In her future research, she hopes to extend the study to investigate potential gender differences or higher severity impacts.


B.S. Biomedical Engineering - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Research Interests

  • Sports injury biomechanics
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Injury prevention 
  • Traumatic brain injury


  • Member – Society of Women Engineers
  • 2nd Place in the Undergraduate Poster Competition - SWE National Conference

 Other Interests

  • Family, Soccer, Beach Volleyball, Baking, Fishing