Craig P. McGowan, Ph.D.
   Associate Professor  
   Dept. of Biological Sciences
   WWAMI Medical
   Education Program
   University of Idaho
   Life Sciences South 263
   Moscow, ID 83844-3051
  Office phone: 208.885.6598
  Lab phone: 208.885.6294 

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Recent Publications

Neptune, R.R. and McGowan, C.P. (2016). Muscle contributions to frontal plane angular momentum during walking. J. Biomech. 49, 2975-2981. PDF

Thompson, M.A., Seegmiller, J. and McGowan, C.P. (2016) Impact Accelerations of Barefoot and Shod Running. Int. J. Sports Med. 37, 364-368. PDF


Shine, C.L., Penberthy, S., Robbins, C.T., Nelson, O.L. and McGowan, C.P. (2015). Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) locomotion: gaits and ground reaction forces. J. Exp. Biol. 218, 3102-3109. PDF


Moore, J.M., McGowan, C. P and McKinley, P.K,. (2015) Evaluating the Effect of a Flexible Spine on the Evolution of Quadrupedal Gaits, Proceedings of the European Conference on Artificial Life 2015, pp. 166-173 PDF


Thompson, M.A., Lee, S.S., Seegmiller, J. and McGowan, C.P. (2015). Kinematic and kinetic comparison of barefoot and shod running in mid/forefoot and rearfoot strike runners. Gait & Posture. 41, 957-959 PDF


Lee, D.V., Isaacs, M.R., Higgins, T.E., Biewener, A.A., and McGowan,C.P.  (2014). Scaling of the Spring in the Leg during Bouncing Gaits of Mammals. Integr. Comp. Biol. 54.6: 1099-1108 PDF


Thompson, M.A., Gutmann, A., Seegmiller, J. and McGowan, C.P. (2014). The effects of stride length on the dynamics of barefoot and shod running. J. Biomech. 47:11, 2745–2750

DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2014.04.043 PDF


Dieter, B.P., McGowan, C.P., Stoll, S.K. and Vella, C.A. (2014) Muscle activation patterns and patellofemoral pain in cyclists. Med Sci in Sports & Exercise. 46.4: 753-761. PDF


Moore, J.M., Gutmann, A.K., McGowan, C. P., and McKinley, P.K. (2013). Exploring the Role of the Tail in Bipedal Hopping through Computational Evolution, Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL), Taormina, Italy, September. PDF


Gutman, A.K., Lee, D.V., and McGowan, C.P. (2013). Collision-based mechanics of bipedal hopping. Bio Lett. PDF

McGowan, C.P., Neptune , R.R., and Herzog, W. (2013). A phenomenological muscle model to assess history dependent effects in human movement . J. Biomech. 46, 151-157. PDF

McGowan, C.P., Grabowski, A.M., McDermott, W.J., Herr, H.M. and Kram, R. (2012). Leg stiffness of sprinters using running-specific prostheses. J. R. Soc. Interface. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2011.087. PDF

Neptune, R.R and McGowan, C.P. (2011). Muscle contributions to whole-body sagittal plane angular momentum during walking. J. Biomech. 44, 6-12. PDF

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