Albert Schultz Collegiate Research Professor and Distinguished Research Scientist, Biomedical Engineering
Research Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Research Professor, Internal Medicine
Research Professor, Institute of Gerontology
3208 G.G. Brown
2350 Hayward Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
Phone: (734) 763-2320
Fax: (734) 763-9332
More Info: Students in Dr. Ashton-Miller's Biomechanics Research Laboratory work with physicians and use experiments, computer simulations and/or inventions to understand why injuries occur. Why? To lower time lost, health care costs, and risk for future injury. Since 2004 they have discovered why women are injured in childbirth and are working on better prevention. They use cadaver knees to discover how, when and why an athlete is likely to rupture his/her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), to avoid the arthritis that results. They are currently testing their invention for checking whether it is safe for an athlete to return to play following concussion. Finally, they are studying how humans walk on uneven surfaces to better tell which patients and older adults are at risk for fall-related injuries.
Research Areas: Organ and Whole Body Biomechanics.