Dr. Brian Baum joined the School of Physical Therapy in 2014. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University and received his Ph.D. in Biomechanics from the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Baum teaches a variety of courses in the Health and Exercise Science (HES) program and serves as a research advisor for undergraduate students in HES and graduate students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. He is passionate about promoting research and developing future researchers, clinicians, and health and wellness providers by providing students with experiential education and an avenue to develop critical inquiry to solve clinically relevant issues. His current research focuses on promoting physical activity levels and reducing barriers to becoming physically active for people with limb loss. This includes understanding performance and injury mechanisms during running in individuals with and without amputation. A second area of interest is to understand the biomechanical demands of yoga asanas (postures) in order to improve our objective understanding, teaching, and practice of yoga and to promote safe asana practices that are accessible to everyone.

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