Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ, 2019
  • B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), 2015
Academic Appointments
  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Arizona, 2021-2024
  • Affiliate Faculty, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona, 2021-2024
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Widener University, 2020
Professional Honors
  • 2023 Women to Watch in Medicine and Science, University of Arizona
  • 2022 Nominated as Outstanding Undergraduate Biology Research Program Faculty Mentor, University of Arizona
  • 2020 Hartford Healthcare Rehabilitation Network’s Rookie of the year
Professional Affiliations
  • ASTM International – Committee F1637, 2024-current
  • American Society of Biomechanics, 2016-current
  • American College of Sports Medicine, 2016-current
  • Biomedical Engineering Society, 2016-2021

Dr. Renner has specialized in injury, orthopedic and sports biomechanics with extensive experience with human performance assessments, IMUs, and consumer grade activity monitoring devices. Her work includes biomechanical reconstruction and analysis of injuries related to motor vehicle, premises, workplace, and recreational accidents.

Dr. Renner has experience using a wide variety of methods including anthropomorphic test devices, motion capture, modeling, inertial measurement units (IMUs), electromyography (EMG), pressure insoles, dynamometry, wearable devices, metabolic testing, and comprehensive systematic and scoping reviews. Dr. Renner has experience with linear and nonlinear analysis of human motion and has applied nonlinear analysis techniques in several projects. Dr. Renner has implemented translation of lab-based research practices to real-world data collection and analysis. Dr. Renner has published her work in the peer-reviewed scientific literature and has presented at national and international conferences on these topics.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Renner was a faculty member at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. While at the University of Arizona, Dr. Renner established a research group and served as the Director of Biomechanics at Banner's High Performance Center, working directly with athletes representing a range of skill levels — from recreational to professional. Dr. Renner conducted several investigator-initiated research projects and built successful collaborations throughout the United States and Canada. Before joining the University of Arizona, Dr. Renner worked as a biomechanist for Hartford Healthcare's Bone and Joint Institute — an outpatient physical therapy and orthopaedic center. While at the Bone and Joint Institute, Dr. Renner provided biomechanical assessments and insights for high performing athletes and orthopaedic patients.