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Sibyl Kaufman (primary)

Lawrence D Abraham

Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, College of Education
Professor, School of Undergraduate Studies

Phone: +1 512 475 7000, +1 512 232 2684

Dr. Abraham studies and teaches courses in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education related to neural and mechanical aspects of the control of human movement. His research uses advanced techniques to measure or calculate contributions of individual muscles and groups of muscles, as well as the interactions of self-generated and externally-applied forces. Applications are found in clinical rehabilitation, sports, and microgravity settings. At the graduate level Dr. Abraham participates in two university-wide interdisciplinary programs - neuroscience and biomedical engineering. In addition, Dr. Abraham is Associate Dean in the School of Undergraduate Studies, which oversees the core undergraduate curriculum for the university and houses undeclared and undecided undergraduates. Dr. Abraham also serves as the Co-Director of the UTeach Natural Sciences program for preparing secondary math and science teachers.


Biomechanical analysis of human movement; neural control of movement; modeling of human movement; analysis of movement disorders; teacher education