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Faculty

Elena Caruthers , Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of
Engineering

p/ 614.823.1304
e/ caruthers1@otterbein.edu
Office: The Point, 105

Education

  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University (anticipated August 2017)
  • M.S., The Ohio State University, 2015
  • B.S., Hope College, 2012

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Caruthers, E.J., Oxendale, K.K., Lewis, J.M., Schmitt, L.C., Best, Chaudhari, A.M.W., Siston, R.A. Forces Generated by Vastus Medialis and Lateralis Decrease with Increasing Stair Descent Speed. Manuscript in preparation.
  • Schloemer, S.A., Caruthers, E.J., Baker, R.K., Pelz, N.C., Chaudhari, A.M.W., Siston, R.A. Interpreting Musculoskeletal Models and Dynamic Simulations: How Much Does My Model Choice Matter? Manuscript in preparation.
  • Caruthers, E.J., Thompson, J.A., Chaudhari, A.M.W., Schmitt, L.C., Best, T.M., Saul, K.R., and Siston, R.A. Muscle Forces and Their Contributions to Vertical and Horizontal Acceleration of the Center of Mass during Sit-to-Stand Transfer in Young, Healthy Adults. Journal of Applied Biomechanics. 2016, In Press.

Conference Proceedings

  • Schloemer, S.A., Caruthers, E.J., Baker, R.K, Pelz, N.C., Chaudhari, A.M.W., Siston, R.A. Model Choice Could Change Clinical Interpretation of Simulation Results. 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Raleigh, NC August 2-5, 2016. (Thematic Poster)
  • Schloemer, S.A., Caruthers, E.J., Baker, R.K, Pelz, N.C., Chaudhari, A.M.W., Siston, R.A., Static Optimization vs. Computed Muscle Control Characterization of Neuromuscular Control: Clinically Meaningful Differences? 2016 Annual Meeting of Biomechanics and Neural Control of Movement. Mt. Sterling, OH June 12-17, 2016. (Poster Presentation)
  • Baker, R.K., Kaufman, M.K., Caruthers, E.J., Freisinger, G.M., Lewis, J.M, Schmitt, L.C., Best, T.M., Chaudhari, A.M.W., Siston, R.A. Muscle Force & Activation Patterns During a Sit-To-Stand Transfer in Subjects with Knee Osteoarthritis. 2016 Annual meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. Orlando, Florida, March 5 – 8, 2016. (Poster Presentation)
  • Caruthers, E., Thompson, J.A., Schmitt, L.C., Best, T.M., Chaudhari, A.M.W., and Siston, R.A.: Individual Muscle Forces During a Sit to Stand Transfer. 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Omaha, NE, September 4-7, 2013. (Poster Presentation)
  • Barr, M., Caruthers, E., and Miller, A.: Medial Longitudinal Arch in Neurologically Disabled Children: Dynamic Measurement versus Clinical Impression. 2012 Annual Conference of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society. Grand Rapids, MI, May 9-12, 2012. (Podium Presentation, Caruthers gave presentation)
  • Caruthers, E., Miller, A., and Barr, M..: The Relationship between Medial Longitudinal Arch Angle and Regional Plantar Pressure during the Stance Phase of Gait in Pediatric Pes Planus and Cavus. 2012 Annual Conference of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society. Grand Rapids, MI, May 9-12, 2012. (Poster Presentation)

Affiliations & Awards

Society Membership

  • American Society for Engineering Education, 2014 - present
  • American Society of Biomechanics, 2013 - present
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society, 2012 - 2016
  • Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, 2011 - 2012

Honors and Accomplishments

  • Ohio State University Future Faculty Program Fellow, 9/15 – 8/16
  • Second Place Engineering Oral Presenter at Hayes Graduate Research Forum, 2/14
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, 9/13-9/17
  • Hope College Southland Award, 4/12
  • Hope College Engineering Department Blok-Williams Graduate Study Award, 4/12
  • Member of Phi Beta Kappa, 4/12
  • Hope College Sigma Xi Award for outstanding research, 4/12
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grant Recipient, 3/11-3/12
  • Hope College Pew Society (graduate school organization), 4/11-4/12
  • Hope College John H. Kleinheksel Award for Mathematics, 4/09
  • Hope College Presidential Scholarship, 8/08-5/12
  • Hope College Distinguished Artist Award, 8/08-5/12

/ Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs is located in Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St.

Office Hours

M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Contact
p / 614.823.1556

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