Steven Stanhope

Steven J. Stanhope


Principal Investigator and Consortium Director


Steven J. Stanhope is a professor at the University of Delaware with joint academic appointments in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology; the Biomechanics and Movement Science interdisciplinary graduate program; the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park. Stanhope established and directed the Biomechanics Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where he served as the founding director of the Physical Disabilities Branch; was the founder and principal coordinator for the US-Italian rehabilitation research cooperation; the principal coordinator for the Interagency Disability and Rehabilitation Research Initiative; won the 2004 Clinical Center Director’s Award for Science; and spearheaded the design and execution of the 1996 Gait Analysis in Rehabilitation Medicine priorities conference.

Stanhope’s research interests include rehabilitation and orthopaedic biomechanics; movement analysis methodologies; prosthetics and orthotics; aging and chronic conditions; and recently childhood obesity. He is a founding member of both the SIAMOC and the Gait & Clinical Movement Analysis (GCMA) Society. He has served as the GCMAS society President, and on the Society’s Board of Directors. Stanhope has served on study sections for the NIH, Department of Education (NIDRR), and the National Science Foundation. Stanhope has an extensive list of indexed publications, invited presentations and inventions.

Kenton R. Kaufman

Kenton R. Kaufman


Co-PI and Director of the Scientific Core


Dr. Kenton R. Kaufman is the W. Hall Wendel Jr. Musculoskeletal Research Professor, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Director of the Biomechanics-Motion Analysis Laboratory, and Consultant in the Departments of Orthopedic Surgery, Physiology and Biomedical Engineering at the Mayo Clinic.

He is a registered professional engineer. He received a Ph.D. in biomechanical engineering from North Dakota State University. Kaufman’s primary areas of expertise are in-vivo dynamic assessment of musculoskeletal function and musculoskeletal modeling. His work is primarily translational, as he collaborates with orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, physiatrists, orthotists, prosthetists and other scientists to improve the knowledge, diagnosis, and treatment of human musculoskeletal injury and disease.

His research has focused on neuromuscular function and treatment of musculoskeletal disease, including neuromuscular disorders, osteoarthritis, prosthetics and orthotics. He currently holds several grants from NIH and DOD, with projects aimed at improving the mobility of disabled individuals.

He is the co-inventor of the SensorWalk, a stance-control orthosis on the commercial market. He has also conducted research to decrease overuse injuries in military recruits and developed the combat boots worn by the U.S. Marine Corps.

He has published over 175 scientific peer-reviewed papers and 35 book chapters. He holds 4 US patents and one international patent. Kaufman has won a number of awards for his research. He is a Fellow in the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (2002) and the American Society for Biomechanics (2011).

Dr. Kaufman is responsible for overseeing the Scientific Technical Cores for the BADER Consortium.


Director, Rehabilitation Outcomes Measurement Center


Dr. David Tulsky is the director of the Rehabilitation Outcomes Measurement Core for the BADER Consortium, which also is housed at UD. Tulsky is a nationally recognized expert in the analysis of clinical outcomes data, particularly for underrepresented populations, including racial minorities and people with physical and neurological disabilities.

His BADER duties involve working with project principal investigators to recommend optimal outcome measures for their projects, providing training in the use of these measures and developing new measurement platforms for research.

At UD, he directs the The Center on Assessment Research and Translation, which is part of the physical therapy department. He previously was the Irving Geist Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York University’s Langone Medical Center.

Tulsky earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana and went on to complete master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

In addition to his faculty appointment at NYU, Tulsky has been a professor at the University of Michigan. He has also been affiliated with the Kessler Foundation Research Center, the Rush Cancer Center, and the Psychological Corporation.

His research interests include assessment of medical outcomes and quality of life in people with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, other physical and cognitive disabilities, and chronic disease.

Tulsky was instrumental in validating and adapting the Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS) to individuals with disabilities. The PROMIS network is a cooperative group funded under the NIH Common Fund (formerly the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research Initiative) to re-engineer the clinical research enterprise by revolutionizing the way patient-reported outcome tools are selected and employed in research.

Specifically, PROMIS is designed to provide clinicians and researchers access to efficient, precise, valid, and responsive adult- and child-reported measures of health and well-being and contains measures that cover physical, mental, and social health.

Tulsky’s research has been funded by several institutes within the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Director of the Biomechanics Core

Dr. Scott Selbie is the director of the Biomechanics Core, which collaborates with BADER-affiliated military treatment facilities to implement data collection protocols, specific biomedichanical model templates and enhance process and protocol management standards across the sites.

Selbie is the president and director of HAS-Motion, affiliated with C-Motion, which distributes Visual3D software. He completed doctoral studies at Simon Fraser University and subsequently worked for the National Institutes of Health with a focus on biomechanical modeling and 3D reconstructions from medical imaging. Selbie oversaw the technology transfer of Move3D software from the NIH to C-Motion and its subsequent evolution into Visual3D.