Kristen Renner, PhD, is the Director of Biomechanics at the Banner Sports Medicine High Performance Center. Renner oversees research and performance diagnostics and analysis within the high performance lab. She also provides professional assessment for athletes of all ages to identify barriers and create customized, data-driven strategies and game plans to maximize outcomes, performance and recovery levels.
Renner is a biomedical engineer who specializes in human movement biomechanics. She has worked as a clinical biomechanist performing sport- and injury-specific assessments for athletes at all levels – from high school to professional and elite athletes. She uses a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach to promote the restoration of normal, functional movement.
Renner is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. Her current research focuses on optimizing post-surgical outcomes and developing models to assess and mitigate sports injury risk and return to sport criteria after injury.
As a lifelong runner and ultramarathoner, a key part of Renner’s career has been keeping athletes on the field and feeling their best.