Urszula Iwaniec, PhD

Urszula Iwaniec, PhD
Musculoskeletal Core Director

Researchers in the Musculoskeletal Core maintain a preventative and rehabilitative focal point by investigating ways to preserve functioning, prevent disability and optimize overall well being through the lifespan. Current areas of investigation in this core include innovative research in mobility, balance, strength and bone density, as well as behavioral interventions to promote exercise.

Musculoskeletal Core faculty and research interests

Katherine Gunter, Oregon State Extension Service, Kinesiology

  • Prevention of falls
  • Exercise and lifespan bone health

Norman Hord, Nutrition

  • Role of dietary factors in cancer and cardiovascular disease risk
  • interaction between colon epithelial cell genotype and dietary factors in cancer risk

    Urszula Iwaniec, Nutrition

    • Regulation of bone metabolism, with special emphasis on interaction of hormones, genetics and lifestyle factors on bone physiology

    Gianni Maddalozzo, Kinesiology

    • Effects of mechanical loading on the musculoskeletal system; related therapeutic interventions
    • Vibration platform intervention for acceleration of hip fracture healing

    Michael Pavol, Kinesiology

    • Application of biomechanics to fall and hip fracture prevention
    • Exercise interventions against osteoporosis

    Russell Turner, Nutrition

    • Regulation of bone mass; disease modeling
    • Effects of alcohol on bone metabolism