Brett Whorley is a 2018-2022 Self Graduate Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in Bioengineering. He received a B.S. (2018) in biological systems engineering with minors in biomedical engineering and business from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His primary professional interests are rehabilitation and biomedical engineering, assistive technologies, and healthcare. His experiences collaborating on interdisciplinary patient-centric teams have led him to his current work at the KU Biodynamics Research Lab, where he is focusing on an innovative approach for balance rehabilitation to reduce falling. More broadly, Whorley’s career seeks to empower and enable persons with disability or disease through the development and implementation of 21st century medical technologies. Upon completion of his studies, he aims to continue this mission in an engineering or healthcare setting.
Mentor: Carl Luchies, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering