Kristen Pickett, PhD

Credentials: Department of Kinesiology--Occupational Therapy Program
(School of Education)

Position title: Asst. Professor


Phone: 608-262-2103

2165 Medical Sciences Center
1300 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53706

Keywords: Virtual reality/virtual environments, perception action, motor control, visual illusion, visual decline in older adults

BS 2002, Biology, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Platteville, WI
MA 2007, Kinesiology, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
PhD 2010, Kinesiology, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
Postdoc 2014, Physical Therapy and Neurology – Movement Disorders Section, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO

Research Interests:
Dr. Pickett’s research focuses on three areas of vision: (1) the use of VR environments to support rehabilitative modalities for older adults, (2) the extent to which vision effects motor control in complex but frequently used motor control experiences such as dual-task walking, cooking, shopping, etc., and (3) possible modifications that can be implemented to accommodate individual visual characteristics to make telehealth appointments more successful.

Pickett Lab