ALEXANDRA DEJONG LEMPKE, PhD, ATC

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POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER

Alexandra (Alex) received her Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training from the University of Pittsburgh in 2016. She went on to complete her Master of Education in kinesiology with a focus in athletic training from the University of Virginia in 2017 where she was the graduate assistant athletic trainer for the women’s field hockey team, and completed her thesis project on gait biomechanics and lower extremity injury. She continued her studies at the University of Virginia where she completed her Doctor of Philosophy degree in sports medicine in 2021, with her dissertation entitled “Wearable sensors for in-field running gait analysis & intervention.” Alex began as a post-doctoral research fellow at The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention through Boston Children’s Hospital in 2021. Her current research interests include quantifying gait biomechanics using wearable technology for youth runners, exploring running-related injury risk factors and approaches to injury prevention.