Our mission is to enhance personalized treatments of musculoskeletal injuries and disease. This mission is motivated by need to account for the wide patient-to-patient variability that is not always considered in standard treatments. By translating novel engineering advances into the clinic to optimize a treatment plan for an individual patient, I believe that we can improve patient satisfaction and function following treatment. Improved satisfaction and function should in turn allow patients maintain an active lifestyle, which is critical to reducing the risk of a multitude of age-related diseases.
Research in the lab utilizes a combination of experimental and computational methodologies and falls under three primary themes:
1. Transform the planning of personalized treatments for musculoskeletal injuries and diseases
2. Develop innovative technologies to strengthen intraoperative and diagnostic decision-making
3. Investigate novel personalized treatments for musculoskeletal injuries and diseases
With ties to both the Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, we are well positioned to bridge the engineering and clinical domains to enable the rapid translation of our innovations to our clinical partners.