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SELECTED, PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Pollard CD and Sigward SM. Proximal Risk Factors for ACL Injury: Role of the Hip. In: Noyes FR and Barber-Westin SD eds. ACL Injuries in the Female Athlete. Causes, Impacts, and Conditioning Programs. Springer-Verlag, 2012.
Powers CM, Pollard CD, Sigward SM. Effect of Prevention Programs on Performance. In: Hewett TE, Griffin LY, Mandelbaum BR, Schultz SJ eds. Understanding and Preventing Non-Contact ACL Injury. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2007.
Christine Pollard, an associate professor of kinesiology, is the director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at OSU-Cascades. She joined OSU-Cascades in 2011 to develop and lead the kinesiology program.
Pollard received a master of science degree in physical therapy from Pacific University in 1998 and a Ph.D. from University of Massachusetts in biomechanics in 2003. Pollard was a faculty member at University of Southern California’s top-ranked Doctor of Physical Therapy program and California State University Long Beach’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program before joining OSU-Cascades.
Pollard founded the FORCE biomechanics lab in 2013. Her research is dedicated to improving the scientific understanding of lower extremity injuries, and advancing injury-prevention and rehabilitation programs based on this knowledge. Her research is primarily focused in two areas: identifying biomechanical changes at the knee in individuals’ post-ACL reconstruction, and examining the influence of varying types of running footwear on running biomechanics.
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