Assistant professor - Doctor of Physical Therapy
Kristin Lowry joined the faculty of DMU’s physical therapy department in October 2013. Previously, she completed a postdoctoral training program in geriatrics at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her physical therapy degree and post-professional master’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Pittsburgh and her Ph.D. in kinesiology with a minor in gerontology from Iowa State University. Dr. Lowry’s primary research interest is the measurement and retraining of walking skill. Specifically, her work focuses on investigating the control variables and tasks that best capture walking skill, and the development and comparison of gait rehabilitation interventions for older adults with mobility disability and persons with Parkinson’s disease.