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Mark McMulkin, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Education

  • University of Idaho, BS Mechanical Engineering, 1989
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), M.S., Industrial and Systems Engineering (Human Factors Engineering option), 1992
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering (Human Factors Engineering option), 1996

Past Academic Positions

  • January, 2007 – present: Adjunct Assistant Professor. Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Washington State University Spokane, Spokane, WA. Course: Biomechanical Analysis, NEP 362.
  • January, 1999 – May, 2006: Adjunct Assistant Professor. Mechanical Engineering Department and Psychology Department, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID. Courses: Biomechanics, Introduction to Human Factors Engineering.
  • August 1996 – July, 1998: Assistant Professor. Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS.
  • May, 1996 – June, 1996: Instructor. Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Selected Research

Journal Publications – Last 10 Years:

  1. Peck JB, Baird GO, Caskey PM, Elizondo T, McMulkin ML, and Tompkins B (2017). Inter-observer reliability of the Gross Motor Function Classification System between parents and orthopedic specialists for patients with cerebral palsy. Current Orthopaedic Practice, 28(5), 465-468. DOI: 10.1097/BCO.0000000000000546
  2. McMulkin ML, Gordon AB, Genung S, Huck M, Caskey PM, and Baird GO (2017). Prevalence of associated diagnoses in children who present with toe walking. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research, 2(1), 1-3.
  3. MacWilliams BA, McMulkin ML, Davis RB, Westberry DE, Baird GO, and Stevens PM (2016). Biomechanical changes associated with femoral derotational osteotomy. Gait and Posture, 49, 202-206. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2016.07.002. PMID: 27450671
  4. McMulkin ML, Gordon AB, Caskey PM, Tompkins BJ, and Baird GO (2016). Outcomes of orthopedic surgery with and without an external femoral derotational osteotomy in children with cerebral palsy. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, 36(4), 382-386. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000465. PMID: 25851681
  5. McMulkin ML, Gordon AB, Tompkins BJ, Caskey PM, and Baird GO (2016). Long term gait outcomes of surgically treated idiopathic toe walkers. Gait and Posture, 44, 216-220. DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2015.12.013. PMID: 27004661
  6. McMulkin ML and MacWilliams BA (2015). Application of the Gillette Gait Index, Gait Deviation Index and Gait Profile Score to Multiple Clinical Pediatric Populations. Gait and Posture, 41(2), 608-612. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2015.01.005. PMID: 25623856
  7. Caskey PM, McMulkin ML, Gordon AB, Posner MA, Baird GO, and Tompkins BJ (2014). Gait outcomes of patients with severe slipped capital femoral epiphysis following treatment by flexion-rotation osteotomy. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, 34(7), 668-673. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000180. PMID: 24705348
  8. Scully WF, McMulkin ML, Gordon AB, Baird GO, Tompkins BJ, and Caskey PM (2013). Outcomes of rectus femoris transfers in children with cerebral palsy: Effect of Transfer Site. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, 33(3), 303-308. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e3182784b0c. PMID: 23482268
  9. Gordon AB, McMulkin ML, Tompkins BJ, Caskey PM, and Baird GO (2013). Gait findings in the adolescent subject with a stiff hip. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, 33(2), 139-144. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e31826bb1ea. PMID: 23389567
  10. Garcia NL, McMulkin ML, Tompkins BJ, Caskey PM, Mader S, and Baird GO (2011). Gross Motor Development in babies with treated idiopathic clubfoot. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 23(4), 347-352.
  11. Gordon AB, McMulkin ML, and Baird GO (2011). Modified goal attainment scale outcomes for ambulatory children: With and without orthopedic surgery. Gait and Posture, 33(1), 77-82.
  12. MacWilliams BA, McMulkin ML, Baird GO, and Stevens PM (2010). Distal tibial rotation osteotomies normalize frontal plane knee moments. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery American, 92(17), 2835-2842.
  13. McMulkin ML and Gordon AB (2009). The effect of static standing posture on dynamic walking kinematics: Comparison of a thigh wand versus a patella marker. Gait and Posture, 30(3), 375-378.
  14. Jahn J, Vasavada AN, and McMulkin ML (2009). Calf muscle-tendon lengths before and after Tendo-Achilles lengthenings and gastrocnemius lengthenings for equinus in cerebral palsy and idiopathic toe walking. Gait and Posture, 29, 612-617.
  15. McMulkin ML, Gordon AB, Caskey PM, Ferguson RL, and Baird GO (2008). Range of motion measures under anesthesia compared to clinical measures for children with cerebral palsy. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics – British, 17(6), 277-280.
  16. McMulkin ML and MacWilliams BA (2008). Intersite variations of the Gillette gait index. Gait and Posture, 28(3), 483-487.
  17. Gordon AB, Baird GO, McMulkin ML, Caskey PM, and Ferguson RL (2008). Gait analysis outcomes of percutaneous medial hamstring lengthenings in children with cerebral palsy. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, 28(3), 324-329.
  18. McMulkin ML, Baird GO, Gordon AB, Caskey PM, and Ferguson RL (2007). The pediatric outcomes data collection instrument detects improvements for children with ambulatory cerebral palsy following orthopedic intervention. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics,27(1),1-6

Honors

  • Best Paper Award, Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society 14th Annual Meeting, 2009 (McMulkin M and Gordon A. The effect of static standing posture on dynamic walking kinematics: comparison of a patella marker versus a thigh wand.)
  • Gait and Posture: Reviewer (2005-Present), Editorial Board (2016-Present)
  • Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, member 1999 – Present
  • Co-Program Chair, Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Annual Meeting, 2015 (Portland, OR) and 2017 (Salt Lake City, UT)

Additional Positions

  • August, 1998 – present: Director/Biomechanical Engineer. Walter E. and Agnes M. Griffin Motion Analysis Center, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Spokane, WA.

Mark McMulkin
Mark McMulkin, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
mcmulkin@wsu.edu
509-358-7980