University of Florida, Ph.D., 2022
Cornell University, B.S., 2017
- Postdoctoral fellow, Biomechanics Laboratory
Running is one of the most easily accessible and common forms of physical activity and recreational exercise; however, running also has high injury rates. Kiara is interested in conducting applied biomechanics and running research to gain scientific insights for reducing running-related injury risk and keeping people healthy while they are being physically active.
Allen KD, Chan KM, Yarmola EG, Shah YY, Partain BD. The effects of age on the severity of joint damage and intra-articular inflammation following a simulated medial meniscus injury in 3-, 6-, and 9-month-old male rats. Connect Tissue Res, 2019; 61(1): 82-94. https://doi.org/10.1080/03008207.2019.1641495
Chan KM, Yeater TD, Allen KD. Age alters gait compensations following meniscal injury in male rats. J Orthop Res, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1002/jor.25306
Chan KM, Bowe MT, Allen KD. Recommendations for the analysis of rodent gait data to evaluate osteoarthritis treatments. Osteoarthr Cartil, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joca.2022.11.006
Chan KM, Thurlow NA, Maden M, Allen KD. African spiny mice (Acomys) exhibit mild osteoarthritis following meniscal injury. Cartilage, 2023. https://doi.org.10.1177/19476035221149146