Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington
Not currently accepting graduate students.
Self-report instrument development
Health outcomes assessment
Comparative effectiveness research
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.
Certificate, Prosthetics – Northwestern University
Ph.D., Bioengineering – University of Washington
B.S., Mechanical Engineering – Oklahoma State University