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Jason Gillette

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Kinesiology

Office: 0103F Forker, Ames, IA 50011-4008
Phone number: +1 (515) 2948310
Email: gillette@iastate.edu

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Research interests

  • Biomechanics
  • Injury Mechanisms
  • Ergonomics


Research Interests

I utilize video, force, and EMG measurements to analyze human motion, along with musculoskeletal modeling to estimate internal loading on the structures of the human body.  I study athletic movements, industrial job tasks, and activities of daily living.  I am interested in acute injury mechanisms such as ACL ruptures and how these acute injuries lead to chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis.  We work with Levitate Technologies to assess the Airframe exoskeleton in manufacturing and construction settings such as John Deere, Toyota, Emcor / SA Comunale, and Granite Construction.


At the undergraduate level, I teach Biomechanics (KIN 355). At the graduate level, I teach Injury Biomechanics (KIN 515) and Musculoskeletal Modeling (KIN 517). I also provide research experiences for undergraduate students through the honors program and independent study.  My MS and PhD students have a variety of multidisciplinary backgrounds, from kinesiology to physical therapy to engineering.

Service/Outreach/Professional Activity

I am the Director of Graduate Education for the Department of Kinesiology and a member of the American Society of Biomechanics and ASTM International. I have been a reviewer for scientific journals such as Applied Ergonomics, Ergonomics, Journal of Applied Biomechanics, and Journal of Biomechanics.