Current BioMotion Laboratory Members

Faculty & Staff

Professor Tom Andriacchi

Thomas P. Andriacchi, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, 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

Dr. Constance Chu, M.D.

Constance Chu , M.D.
Professor and Vice Chair Research, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Constance R. Chu's research focuses on integrating the latest advances in biologics, mechanics, and imaging with comprehensive patient centered musculoskeletal and orthopedic care.

Jessica Asay, Research Engineer

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

Jessica analyzes lower limb joint loading with respect to pain. 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)

ACL tear greatly accelerates development of knee osteoarthritis (OA), and reconstructive surgery has not been successful in preventing it. Matt’s project integrates methods in biomechanics, imaging, and joint biology to study early events leading to OA following ACL reconstruction, with the ultimate goal of developing clinical methods for early detection and prevention of OA, when disease modification is still feasible..

Caitlin Clancy

Caitlin Clancy, M.S., Ph.D. Candidate (cclancy)

Caitlin is studying quantitative metrics for gait analysis with wearable devices.

Grace Xiong

Grace Xiong, M.D. Candidate (gxiong)

Grace is studying the relationship between functional gait mechanics outcomes, patient-reported outcomes, and treatment proteomics in platelet-rich plasma injections for knee osteoarthritis.


Last updated: October 6, 2015