Current BioMotion Laboratory Members

Faculty & Staff

Professor Tom Andriacchi

Thomas P. Andriacchi, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Orthopedic Surgery

Professor Andriacchi's research focuses on the biomechanics of human locomotion and its biomedical applications to artificial joints, sports injury, osteoarthritis and neuromuscular disorders.

Melanie Cole, administrative assistant

Melanie Cole (mcole)
Administrative Associate, Biomechanical Engineering Division

Jessica Asay, Research Engineer

Jessica Asay, M.S. (asay)
Research Engineer, Mechanical Engineering

Jessica analyzes lower limb joint loading with respect to upper body motion. She is also working on finding biological and mechanical pathways to medial compartment knee osteoarthritis.

Jennifer Erhart Hledik, Research Associate

Jennifer (Erhart) Hledik, M.S., Ph.D. (jerhart)
Research Associate

Dr. Hledik studies the interaction of changes in mechanics, biology, and structure in the initiation and progression of knee osteoarthritis. She is also working to develop and analyze non-invasive treatments for knee osteoarthritis.

Julien Favre, Research Associate

Julien Favre, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Favre studies new methods to evaluate human movement and cartilage morphology.


Shannon Edd

Shannon Edd, M.S., Ph.D. Candidate (snedd)

Shannon is studying differences in gait mechanics, cartilage structure, and patient-reported outcomes before and after arthroscopic resection of torn meniscal tissue.

Eric Chehab

Eric Chehab, M.S., Ph.D. Candidate (echehab)

Eric is studying how gait mechanics and knee cartilage change as people age.

Matt Titchenal

Matt Titchenal, M.S., Ph.D. Candidate (mtitch)

Matt studying gait mechanics in high heel walking.

Caitlin Clancy

Caitlin Clancy, M.S. Candidate (cclancy)

Caitlin is studying quantitative metrics for gait retraining.


Lab Babies

Last updated: September 3, 2014