Brian J. Hafner University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Dr. Brian Hafner is a Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle, Washington USA. He completed his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and PhD in Bioengineering. Dr. Hafner is an educator in the UW Division of Prosthetics & Orthotics, and is a principal investigator at the University of Washington Center on Outcomes Research in Rehabilitation. He devotes the majority of his effort to research, and has served as principal investigator on projects funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), Orthotics & Prosthetics Education and Research Foundation (OPERF), American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP), and private industry. Dr. Hafner’s primary research interests include development of tools to improve measurement of health outcomes in people with lower limb loss, evaluation of advanced prosthetic technologies, and assessment of performance, function, and quality-of-life in persons with limb loss. Dr. Hafner is an honorary Member of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists and a recipient of the Academy’s distinguished Research Award.