Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy
1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., 305D DHSP
Dr. Slater received her PhD in sports medicine from the University of Virginia where she evaluated biomechanical and strength adaptations following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction before and after high-intensity exercise. Following the completion of her PhD, Dr. Slater worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly known as the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) in the Center for Bionic Medicine. In her postdoctoral training, Dr. Slater predominantly worked with individuals with lower limb amputation.
Dr. Slater also serves as the Sports Sciences Manager for United States Figure Skating, where she works with an interdisciplinary team (MD, DO, DC, CSCS, coaches, and athletes) to support peak athletic performance and return to skating plans following injury.
Dr. Slater's passion is to keep people active and healthy, whether an Olympic athlete or a weekend warrior with a limb amputation. Currently, she is investigating the effects of ischemic conditioning on strength and ambulation following lower limb amputation in individuals with peripheral artery disease.
United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, Measuring kinematics of quadruple jumps, PI
American Heart Association, The effect of ischemic conditioning on strength and ambulation in lower limb amputees, PI
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Bionic Medicine, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, 2020
PhD, Sports Medicine, University of Virginia, 2017
MA, Kinesiology (Movement Sciences), The University of Texas at Austin, 2010
BS, Health and Sport Studies, Miami University, 2007
BA, Psychology, Miami University, 2007