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Washington State University
College of Education

Robert Catena

Robert Catena

Associate Professor
Pullman Campus
Smith Gym 113F


Curriculum Vitae
Gait and Posture Biomechanics Lab

Professional positions

  • Associate Professor of Kinesiology, teaches courses in Biomechanics
  • Affiliate Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
  • Graduate faculty in Neuroscience
  • Graduate faculty in Athletic Training
  • Director of the Gait and Posture Biomechanics Laboratory

Research interests and expertise keywords

Falls; Slips; Trips; Balance Control; Gait; Musculoskeletal Anatomy; Bipedal Evolution; Divided Attention; Pregnancy; Postpartum; Traumatic Brain Injury; Concussion; Occupational Injury; Firefighting.

Educational background

  • Postdoctoral, Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics, Harvard School of Public Health (2009)
  • Ph.D., Biomechanics, University of Oregon (2008)
  • M.S., Biomechanics, University of Oregon (2005)
  • B.S., Biological Sciences, University of Alaska, Fairbanks (2003)