Professional Bio

Education

  • Ph.D., Biomechanics, University of Maryland, College Park, 2012
  • M.S., Biomechanics, Louisiana State University, 2001
  • B.S., Kinesiology, Louisiana State University, 1999

Certifications and Expertise

Biomechanics, Gait after Amputation

Professional Memberships

  • Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS)
  • American Society of Biomechanics (ASB)

Research and Scholarship

Research Interests

  • Understanding normal and pathological biomechanical performance of locomotion at the joint, limb and whole body level
  • Biomechanics of running and walking after lower extremity amputation with applications to injury prevention, joint & limb control, maximal performance and effective clinical care

Recent Publications

Hobara H, Baum BS, Kwon HJ, Linberg A, Wolf EJ, Miller RH, Shim JK. (2014) Amputee locomotion: Lower extremity loading using running-specific prostheses. Gait & Posture, 39(1), 386-390.  DOI:  10.1016/j.gaitpost.2013.08.010

Hobara H, Baum BS, Kwon HJ, Shim JK. (2013) Running mechanics in amputee runners using running-specific prostheses. Japanese Journal of Biomechanics in Sports and Exercise, 17(1), 53-61.

Hobara H, Baum BS, Kwon HJ, Miller RH, Ogata T, Kim YH, Shim JK. (2013) Amputee locomotion: Spring-like leg behavior and stiffness regulation using running-specific prostheses. Journal of Biomechanics, 46(14), 2483-2489.

Baum BS, Schultz MP, Tian A, Shefter B, Wolf EJ, Kwon HJ, Shim JK. (2013) Amputee locomotion: Determining the inertial properties of running-specific prostheses. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 94(9), 1776-1783.

Park J, Baum BS, Kim YS, Kim YH, Shim JK. (2012) Prehension synergy: Use of mechanical advantage during multi-finger torque production tasks. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 28(3), 284-290.

Recent Presentations

Baum B.S. Running after Amputation: Comparing Traditional and Running-Specific Prostheses. 2nd Annual Colorado Lunch and Learn Seminar, Colorado State Legislature, Denver, CO. Invited Presentation. March 7, 2016.

Baum B.S. Comparing Running-Specific and Traditional Prostheses during Running: Assessing Performance and Risk. Academic Affairs Committee Meeting of the Regis University Board of Trustees, Denver, CO. Invited Presentation. October 2, 2015.

Baum B.S. Running-Specific Prosthesis Modeling Effects on Joint Moments during Overground Running. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Columbus, OH, Poster Presentation, August 5-8, 2015.

Baum B.S.  Joint Power Adaptations to Running Speed in Individuals with Amputation Using Running-Specific Prostheses.  Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Columbus, OH. Podium presentation, August 5-8, 2015

Baum, B. Running-Specific Prostheses: Adaptations, Injury Risk, and Promoting Physical Activity, 2016 International Research Forum on Biomechanics.  Tokyo, Japan.  Keynote Lecture and presentation.  July, 2015.

Hobara H, Baum BS, Kwon HJ, Shim JK. Vertical loading rate using running-specific prostheses in transtibial amputees. The 24th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Natal, Brazil. August 4-9, 2013.

Baum BS. Rehabilitation of Neuromusculoskeletal Injuries Portfolio Overview. Annual Meeting of the U.S. Department of Defense Joint Program Committee 8, Ft. Detrick, MD. May 31, 2013. [Invited]

Baum BS, Hobara H, Shim JK. Joint moment adaptations in individuals with unilateral transtibial amputation using running-specific prostheses. The 14th International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics World Congress, Hyderabad, India. February 4-7, 2013.

Baum BS. Rehabilitation of Neuromusculoskeletal Injuries Portfolio Overview. U.S. Defense Health Program Review and Analysis Meeting, Ft. Detrick, MD. November 6-7, 2012. [Invited]

Hobara H, Baum BS, Kwon HJ, Shim JK. Dynamic joint stiffness during running in transtibial amputees using running-specific prostheses. 4th Congress of the Asian Society of Sport Biomechanics, Hokkaido, Japan. September 11-13, 2012.

Baum BS, Tian A, Schultz MP, Hobara H, Linberg A, Wolf EJ, Shim JK. Ground reaction force and temporal-spatial adaptations to running velocity when wearing running-specific prostheses. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Gainesville, FL. August 15-18, 2012.

Baum BS, Schultz MP, Tian A, Hobara H, Kwon HJ, Shim JK. Determining the inertial properties of running-specific prostheses. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Gainesville, FL. August 15-18, 2012.

Hobara H, Baum BS, Shim JK. Spring-mass characteristics during overground running in amputees using running-specific prostheses. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Gainesville, FL. August 15-18, 2012.

Baum BS, Borjian R, Linberg A, Koh K, Shim JK. Optimization and validation of a biomechanical model for running-specific prostheses. The 15th Annual Meeting of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, Bethesda, MD. April 26-29, 2011.

Awards and Recognition

Recognition

Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award, University of Maryland Department of Kinesiology, 2010-2011.

Grants

Shim JK (PI), Baum BS (AI, Project Coordinator), A New Biomechanical Model to Examine Joint Control Adaptations during Running in Individuals with Lower Extremity Amputation, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease (NIAMS) R03 Award, $141,390, 2012.

Baum BS, Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship, University of Maryland Graduate School, $10,000, 2011.

Baum BS (PI), Biomechanical Adaptations of Individuals with Lower Extremity Amputation While Running with Running-Specific Prostheses, University of Maryland Department of Kinesiology Graduate Research Initiative Project (GRIP), $2,500, 2011.

Shim JK (PI), Baum BS (AI), Neuromechanics Research in Amputee Locomotion, Freedom Innovations, $60,000, 2011.

Shim JK (PI), Baum BS (AI), Adaptation of a New Running Shoe, Maryland Industrial Partnerships, $698,000, 2011.

Community Involvement & Service