Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ, 2019
  • M.S., Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ, 2014
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ, 2013
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer Mechanical, Arizona, #78759
  • Certified English XL Tribometrist (CXLT)
  • Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, Traffic Crash Reconstruction for Engineers
Professional Honors
  • Best Biomechanics Presentation, Virginia Tech Biomedical Engineering Research Symposium, 2019
  • Johns Hopkins NIOSH Pilot Research Training Award, 2017
  • Atlantic Coast Conference Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship Award, 2013
  • Pi Tau Sigma (National Mechanical Engineering Honor Society)
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Biomechanics (ASB)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Dr. Allin's expertise is in the analysis of human movement and injury mechanics. Her work involves biomechanical reconstruction and analysis of a variety of incident modes including motor vehicles, pedestrians, occupational accidents, work site incidents, slips and trips, falls from heights, and recreational activities.

Dr. Allin has technical knowledge and experience conducting research and case-specific testing using anthropomorphic test devices (ATDs), motion capture, volunteer studies, force transducers, inertial measurement units (IMUs), and electromyography (EMG). Dr. Allin has published in peer-reviewed journals on automotive occupant kinematics and human kinematics during slipping and tripping and is a certified English XL Tribometrist.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Allin's research focused on evaluating the kinematics of slipping and tripping events. As a Graduate Research Assistant in the Occupational Ergonomics & Biomechanics Laboratories at Virginia Tech, as well as the Motion Biomechanics Lab at Texas A&M University, her research investigated kinematic responses to slipping, risk factors contributing to falls, such as obesity and fatigue, and balance training interventions to reduce fall risk. Dr. Allin also has experience in sports performance and injury biomechanics, specifically relating to running and golf, having previously worked as a biomechanical analyst in the SPEED (Strength, Power, Endurance, Education, and Development) Clinic at the University of Virginia.