Kirsten Tulchin-Francis, Ph.D.
Director of Movement Science Laboratory
Kirsten Tulchin-Francis, Ph.D., is the director and senior bioengineer in the Movement Science Laboratory at Scottish Rite Hospital. She also serves as a clinical instructor for the Prosthetics and Orthotics Program in the School of Health Professions at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Trinity College; a Master of Science in biomedical engineering from Marquette University, where she also served as the Human Motion Analysis Fellow; and a doctorate in kinesiology-biomechanics from Texas Woman’s University. She is a member of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, the American Society of Biomechanics, and the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Community. Her research interests include foot and ankle biomechanics and functional outcomes in hip pathology, lower limb deficiencies and scoliosis. Dr. Tulchin-Francis was the recipient of the Best Poster Award from the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society in 2008, and the Best Clinical Paper Award from the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North American in 2009 as part of the Scottish Rite Hospital Study Group under the direction of Dr. John Birch.