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Dr. Jonathan Lee-Confer, Ph.D.

Secretary General, Education Committee Co-Chairperson

Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
Principal and Director of Biomechanics, Verum Biomechanics (

Dr. Jonathan Lee-Confer holds a PhD in Biokinesiology (emphasis in Biomechanics) from the University of Southern California. Dr. Lee-Confer specializes in how the body moves and responds to a slip incident as well as tribometry, or the measurement of friction of a floor and how it relates to the likelihood of someone experiencing a slip.

Dr. Lee-Confer’s PhD dissertation conducted studies investigating how individual’s moved when they experienced a slip incident. Dr. Lee-Confer has conducted over 450 laboratory induced perturbations and published numerous peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Lee-Confer currently holds positions at Verum Biomechanics, the University of Arizona, the Arizona Falls Prevention Coalition, and the American Society for Testing and Materials (

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