Dr. Lara Thompson

Dr. Lara Thompson

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Curriculum Vitae

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Postural control and mobility
  • Non-invasive and invasive prostheses
  • Sensory substitutes
  • Rehabilitative devices

EDUCATION

  • Ph. D., Biomedical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, MA Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST)
    • Thesis: A Study of the Effects of Sensory State on Rhesus Monkey Postural Control
  • M.S., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Chancellor’s List, Stanford University Palo Alto, CA
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, University of Massachusetts Lowell, MA

CONTACT INFORMATION

Lara A. Thompson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director of the Biomedical Engineering Program
Director of the Center for Biomechanical & Rehabilitation Engineering
Phone: 202.274.5046
Email: lara.thompson@udc.edu
Website: https://larathompsonudc.wixsite.com/mysite