Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Applied Physiology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014
  • B.S.E., Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, 2009
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer, Michigan, #6201068198
Additional Education & Training
  • Northwestern University Center for Public Safety - Traffic Crash Reconstruction
  • English XL Tribometry
  • 3D Static Strength Prediction Program
Professional Honors
  • NIH Fellow for Prosthetics and Orthotics Research Training, 2009-2012
  • Finalist for P.E.O. Scholar Award from Georgia Institute of Technology
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Biomechanics
  • Society of Automotive Engineers

Dr. Toney-Bolger's areas of expertise include kinematics, dynamics, neuromechanics, motor control of human motion, and human injury mechanics. Her work experience includes the analysis of a variety of injuries involving motor vehicles, recreational activities and equipment, pedestrians, occupational accidents, and slip-and-fall accidents as well as conducting sled tests and full-scale vehicle-to-vehicle crash tests. 

Dr. Toney-Bolger's research has focused on occupant motion and loading in response to variety of crash modalities as well as the biomechanics of human walking and running, amputee locomotion, neural control of locomotion, gait rehabilitation technology, and motor learning responses in gait before and after injury or impairment.

Dr. Toney-Bolger also has technical knowledge and training in the areas of gait analysis techniques and use of the 3D Static Strength Prediction Program. She is a certified forklift operator and certified XL tribometrist. She has also completed training in traffic crash reconstruction through the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Toney-Bolger was a Graduate Research Assistant in the Comparative Neuromechanics Laboratory at Georgia Institute of Technology where she completed a National Institutes of Health Fellowship for Prosthetics and Orthotics Research Training. Her research evaluated the effect of amputation on a patient's control strategies, their ability to walk, and their adaptation to altered walking environments. Dr. Toney-Bolger has experience collecting and analyzing kinematic, kinetic, and electromyography (EMG) data using high-speed motion capture systems (VICON) and advanced computational software (Matlab and LabVIEW). Dr. Toney-Bolger also served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Georgia Tech for a graduate-level course in clinical gait analysis. In addition, Dr. Toney-Bolger conducted research in the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory at Duke University where she studied responses to air blast at both the cellular and organismal level.