Works in three commercial translation themes and has served as project lead for two sciVelo pitches.
Institute for Clinical Research Education
Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Performs musculoskeletal modeling and translational research to investigate the impact of ankle surgery on osteoarthritis.
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2017
MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2008
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee State University, 2006
Developed 3D models of patients with hallux valgus and normal controls to investigate clinical efficacy of current imaging techniques and explored biomechanical differences in loading between both groups with FEA models.
Developed a musculoskeletal model of the tibia to explore the how landing effects the location of occurrence of shin splints and stress fractures with FEA.
Filed one invention disclosure for early stage review “Novel Device for Weightbearing in a Horizontal CT Scanner” (2014).