Dr. Kerry Costello

Assistant Professor
Address Wertheim 482 Phone: 352-392-0800


Dr. Costello’s research focuses on understanding the role of movement biomechanics and physical activity in musculoskeletal health, with an emphasis on knee osteoarthritis. This work utilizes motion capture, wearable sensors and machine learning to examine how time-varying, multidimensional joint loads experienced during human movement contribute to disease progression. She recently received a career development award through the Rheumatology Research Foundation to study the role of physical activity patterns in knee osteoarthritis progression using deep learning.

Dr. Costello joins us from a NIH F32 & T32 funded postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training at Boston University and the Section of Rheumatology at the Boston University School of Medicine. She previously completed her doctoral work in biomedical engineering at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, a master’s degree in biomedical engineering at Virginia Tech and her undergraduate degree in biomedical and mechanical engineering at Duke University. Dr. Costello also spent a year doing research at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado and a year completing a Fulbright scholarship at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands.