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Robin Queen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
  • Faculty Fellow for Health Data Privacy, Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation
Queen Robin 1
300A Norris Hall
495 Old Turner St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Granata Biomechanics Lab

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Research Areas

  • Biomechanics

Research Interests

  • Foot and ankle biomechanics
  • Loading symmetry and the implications for joint damage and injury prevention
  • Energy recovery: Limb and functional decline
  • Post-operative return of function


  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, 2004
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: M.S., Biomedical Engineering, 2001 
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: B.S., Applied Science - Biomaterials, 2000 

Awards, Honors, and Service

  • Executive Leadership in Academic Technology, Engineering and Science (ELATES) Fellow, 2019-2020
  • Fellow of International Orthopaedic Research (FIOR) from the International Combined Orthopaedic Research Society, 2019
  • Adele Boskey Award from the Orthopaedic Research Society, 2019
  • AAOS Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award - Using Lower Extremity Biomechanics in Patients with Ankle Osteoarthritis and Ankle Arthroplasty to Direct Clinical Care, 2017
  • Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, 2014
  • Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting Topic Chair: Foot and Ankle (2019-2021)
  • American College of Sports Medicine: SHI: Youth Health and Sports Committee (2013-2022)
  • American Society of Biomechanics: Executive Board (2017-2020)
  • American Society of Biomechanics: Diversity Chair (2017-2020)
  • Orthopaedic Research Society: Diversity and Inclusion Task Force (2019-2020)
  • Biomedical Engineering Society: Ethics Subcommittee (2017-2020)

Recent Publications

AT Peebles, KR Ford, JB Taylor, JM Hart, LP Sands, and RM Queen. Using force sensing shoe insoles to predict kinetic knee symmetry during a stop jump. Journal of Biomechanics. (In Press-epub)

AT Peebles, TK Miller, JT Moskal, RM Queen. Hop testing symmetry improves with time and while wearing a functional knee brace in anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed athletes. Clinical Biomechanics. 70: 66-71, 2019.

RM Queen, JC Campbell, D Schmitt. Gait Analysis Reveals that Total Hip Arthroplasty Increases Power Production in the Hip During Level Walking and Stair Climbing. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 477(8):1839-1847, 2019.

S Shultz, C Oliver-Hughes; D Wells; K Sheerin; PW Fink; GG Handsfield; K Hebert-Losier; J Clarke; RM Queen. Can Research Align with Service? Lessons Learned from the Big Experiment and National Biomechanics Day. Journal of Biomechanics. 87:202-205, 2019.

SM Ulman, RM Queen, D Srinivasan. Gait Variability to Predict Motor Learning of a Novel Motor Task. Archives of Biomedical Engineering. 47(5):1191-1202, 2019.

AT Peebles, KE Renner, TK Miller, JT Moskal, RM Queen. Associations between Distance and Loading Symmetry during Return to Sport Hop Testing Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 51(4):624-629, 2019.

KE Renner, DSB Williams, RM Queen. The Reliability and Validity of the loadsol® Under Various Walking and Running Conditions. Sensors. 19(2):E265, 2019.

A Peebles, KE Renner, LA Maguire, RM Queen. Validity and Repeatability of the Single Sensor loadsol During Landing. Sensors. 18(12): 4082, 2018.

CN Hughes-Oliver, D Srinivasan, D Schmitt, and RM Queen. Gender and limb differences in temporal gait parameters and gait variability in ankle osteoarthritis. Gait and Posture. 65: 228-233, 2018.

K Renner, CT Franck, TK Miller, RM Queen. Limb Asymmetry During Recovery from Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 36(7): 1887-1893, 2018.