Faculty Associates

Shirley Rietdyk

Contact Information
Email: srietdyk@purdue.edu
Office: LAMB 201 C Map
Phone: (765) 496-6703
Fax: (765) 496-1239
Homepage: Homepage
Professor of Health and Kinesiology

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PhD University of Waterloo Kinesiology 1999

Research Interests

Age and mobility: to understand how disease or aging may lead to degeneration in the balance control system. The interaction of the neural and mechanical systems is considered.

Teaching Interests

Pathological and Aging Considerations for Gait, Posture, and Balance; Biomechanics of Human Motion; Biomechanical Foundations of Motor Skills; Analysis of Human Motion, Control of balance and adaptive locomotion


2020 - Purdue Center for Research on Brain, Behavior, and Neurorehabilitation
2019 - Indiana State Department of Health, Community Health’s Partnership’s Trailblazer Award
2018 - Purdue Engineering Faculty Conversation on Human in the Loop Engineering
2018 - Purdue Center for Families Hancook Fellowship
2017 - American Nurses Foundation
2017 - National Science Foundation, Small Business Innovation Research
2017 - Elevate Ventures Indiana SBIR/STTR

Selected Publications

Cui C, Muir B, Rietdyk S, Haddad JM, van Emmerik R, Ambike S. (in press). Sensitivity of the toe height to multi-joint angular changes in the lower limbs during unobstructed and obstructed gait. Journal of Applied Biomechanics. Impact factor 1.32, peer reviewed.

Cui C, Kulkarni A, Rietdyk S, Barbieri F, Ambike, S. (2020). Synergies in the ground reaction forces and moments during double support in curb negotiation in young and older adults. Journal of Biomechanics, 106: 109837. Impact factor 2.75, peer reviewed.

Gomez D, Dyke SJ, Rietdyk S. (2020). Structured uncertainty for a pedestrian-structure interaction model. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 474: 115237. Impact Factor 3.123, peer reviewed.

Muir BC, Bodratti L, Morris C, Haddad JM, van Emmerik REA, Rietdyk S. (2020). Gait characteristics during inadvertent obstacle contacts in young, middle-aged and older adults. Gait and Posture, 77: 100-104. Impact factor: 2.752, peer reviewed.

Cho H, Romine N, Barbieri, FA, Rietdyk S. (2019). Gaze diversion affects cognitive and motor performance in young adults when stepping over obstacles. Gait and Posture, 73: 273-278. Impact factor: 2.752, peer reviewed.

Pereira VIA, Polastri PF, Simieli L, Rietdyk S, Imaizumi LFI, Moretto GF, Penedo T, Rodrigues ST, Barbieri FA. (2019). People with Parkinson’s disease perform late fixation to the obstacle during walking with obstacle circumvention and cognitive dual-tasking. Gait and Posture, 73: 291-298. Impact factor: 2.752, peer reviewed.

Yang Z, Qu F, Liu H, Jiang L, Cui C, Rietdyk S. (2019). The relative contributions of sagittal, frontal, and transverse joint powers to self-paced uphill and downhill slope walking. Journal of Biomechanics, 92: 35-44. Impact factor: 2.75, peer reviewed.

Torgerud S, Cho H, McGlothlin JD, Rietdyk S. (2019). Work-experience in challenging environments results in reduced susceptibility to moving room illusion. Brazilian Journal of Motor Behavior, 13(1): 11-22. Impact factor: N/A; peer reviewed. Invited.

Muir BC, Haddad JM, van Emmerik REA, Rietdyk S. (2019). Changes in the control of adaptive gait in middle age become evident as gait task difficulty increases. Gait and Posture, 70: 254-259. Impact factor: 2.752, peer reviewed.

Raffegeau T, Haddad JM, Huber JE, Rietdyk S. (2018). Walking while Talking: Young adults flexibly allocate resources between speech and gait. Gait and Posture. 64: 59-62. Impact factor: 2.752, peer reviewed.

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