Brian J. Hafner, Ph.D.
Brian Hafner is a UW associate professor with the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Dr. Hafner’s teaching responsibilities within the Prosthetics-Orthotics Program include Critical Evaluation of the Literature, Systematic Literature Review, and Research Designs (REHAB 427). These courses are designed to illustrate the principles of evidence-based practice (EBP) and encourage students to incorporate them into their clinical care. Dr. Hafner also lectures for Engineering Concepts (REHAB 430) and Medical Science (Rehab 402).
Dr. Hafner’s research interests include the assessment of performance, function, and quality-of-life in persons with amputation and the associated influence of orthotic and prosthetic intervention on clinical outcomes. His current research projects focus on the development of valid and reliable patient reported outcome measures for users of lower limb prosthetic limbs and the evaluation of outcomes associated with the use of advanced prosthetic knee technologies among individuals with above-knee amputations. Dr. Hafner is also pursuing the development tools and instrumentation suited to measuring outcomes in users' free-living environments.
Prosthetics and Orthotics, Rehabilitation Medicine