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Dr. Jessica Avilés

Jessica Aviles Assistant Professor  

Department of Industrial Engineering
277B Freeman Hall, Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-0920

Phone: (864) 656-2145

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Ph.D.    Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Tech
M.S.  Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University
B.S.   Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech

Research Areas

Rehabilitation and Industrial Athletes
Fall prevention
Human factors and ergonomics in healthcare

Selected Publications

Aviles J, Wright DL, Allin LJ, Alexander NB, Madigan ML. (2020). Improvement in trunk kinematics after treadmill-based reactive balance training among older adults is strongly associated with trunk kinematics before training. Journal of Biomechanics 113:110112. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2020.110112.

Aviles J, Porter GC, Estabrooks PA, Alexander NB, Madigan ML. (2020). Potential Implementation of Reactive Balance Training within Continuing Care Retirement Communities. Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, 5(6):51-58. doi: 10.1249/tjx.0000000000000120.

Aviles J, Allin, L. J., Alexander, N. B., Van Mullekom, J., Nussbaum, M. A., & Madigan, M. L. (2019). Comparison of Treadmill Trip-Like Training Versus Tai Chi to Improve Reactive Balance Among Independent Older Adult Residents of Senior Housing: A Pilot Controlled Trial. The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, 74(9), 1497–1503. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glz018

4. Madigan, M. L., Aviles, J., Allin, L. J., Nussbaum, M. A., & Alexander, N. B. (2018). A Reactive Balance Rating Method That Correlates with Kinematics After Trip-like Perturbations on a Treadmill and Fall Risk Among Residents of Older Adult Congregate Housing. The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, 73(9), 1222–1228. doi: 10.1093/gerona/gly077

Courses Taught

IE 2100: Design and Analysis of Work Systems
IE 8060: Occupational Biomechanics

Professional Affiliations

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
American Society of Biomechanics (ASB)