Paul Weinhold Paul Weinhold, PhD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Biomedical EngineeringActing Director of Research, UNC Department of Orthopedics

 

Adjunct Faculty:

J. Troy Blackburn, PhD, ATC, Associate Professor, Dept. of Exercise and Sports Science, (http://exss.unc.edu/faculty-staff/troy-blackburn/) , Director of Neuromuscular Research Laboratory (http://exss.unc.edu/neuromuscular-research-lab/) Research interests: neuromuscular and biomechanical contributions to orthopaedic injury and disease, particularly in the lower extremity.

Darin A. Padua, PhD, ATC, ATC,Professor and Chair, Dept. of Exercise and Sports Science, (http://exss.unc.edu/faculty-staff/darin-padua/), Director of Sports Medicine Research Laboratory (http://exss.unc.edu/sports-medicine-research-laboratory/) Research interests: Understanding factors that influence knee stability, identification of risk factors associated with knee injury, identification of evidence based prevention strategies for knee injury, and validation of performance enhancement training techniques.

Kevin M. Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC, Professor and Senior Associate Dean College of Arts and Sciences, (http://exss.unc.edu/faculty-staff/kevin-guskiewicz/), Dept. of Exercise and Sports Science, Co-Director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center (http://tbicenter.unc.edu/index.html) . Research interests: sport-related concussion.

Bing Yu, PhD, Professor, Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Allied Health Sciences, (http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/physical/faculty/bing-yu-phd), Research interests: Biomechanics of normal and arthritic knee. Center for Human Movement Science (https://hmsc.unc.edu/)

Bob Dennis, PhD, Associate Professor, Joint Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, (https://www.bme.unc.edu/people/bob-dennis), Research interests: neuromuscular tissue engineering.

Matthew Fisher, PhD, Assistant Professor, Joint Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, (https://www.bmhttp://www.bme.ncsu.edu/people/matthew-fisher/e.unc.edu/index.php/component/comprofiler/userprofile/mbfisher), Research interests: tissue engineering of orthopaedic soft tissues and robotics for joint simulation.

Elizabeth Loboa, PhD, Professor and Associate Chair, Joint Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, (https://www.bme.unc.edu/index.php/component/comprofiler/userprofile/egloboa) , Director of the Cell Mechanics Laboratory (http://cml.bme.ncsu.edu/) Research interests: tissue engineering and mechanobiology of human stem cells.

Joanne M. Jordan, MD, MPH, Professor and Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Dept. of Medicine. Director of Thurston Arthritis Center (http://www.med.unc.edu/tarc/about-us/faculty/joanne-m-jordan-md-mph), Research interests: Epidemiology and genetics of osteoarthritis.

Leigh F. Callahan, PhD, Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Dept. of Medicine. (http://www.med.unc.edu/tarc/about-us/faculty/leigh-f-callahan-phd), Research interests: Musculoskeletal Outcomes, Evaluation of Exercise and Arthritis.

Collaborators:

Jason P. Mihalik, PhD, CAT(C), ATC, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Exercise and Sports Science, (http://exss.unc.edu/faculty-staff/jason-mihalik/) , Co-Director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center (http://tbicenter.unc.edu/index.html), Research interests: sports-related concussion.

Brian G Pietrosimone, PhD, ATC, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Exercise and Sports Science, (http://exss.unc.edu/faculty-staff/brian-pietrosimone/), Research interests: Disability following lower extremity joint injury.

Eric D. Ryan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Exercise and Sports Science, (http://exss.unc.edu/faculty-staff/eric-ryan/), Research interests: Neuromuscular function.

Deborah Thorpe, PT, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Allied Health Sciences, (http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/physical/faculty/deborah-thorpe-pt-phd-pcs), Research interests: Physical therapy interventions for persons with cerebral palsy.

Michael Gross, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Professor, Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Allied Health Sciences, (http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/physical/faculty/michael-gross-pt-phd), Research interests: foot orthotic interventions and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.

Debby Givens, PT, PhD, DPT, Professor and Director, Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Allied Health Sciences, (http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/physical/faculty/deborah_givens), Research interests: interventions for low back pain and hip/knee osteoarthritis.

Jacqueline Cole, [WPS1] PhD, Assistant Professor, Joint Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, (https://www.bme.unc.edu/people/jacqueline-cole/), Research interests: bone-vascular interactions and their influence on bone mechanics.

He (Helen) Huang, PhD, Associate Professor, Joint Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, (https://www.bme.unc.edu/people/he-helen-huang/), Director of the Rehabilitation Engineering Center (http://rec.bme.unc.edu/) and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory (http://nrel.bme.unc.edu/), Research interests: Powered Lower Limb Prostheses.

Mike Lewek, PT, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Allied Health Sciences, (https://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/physical/faculty/michael-lewek-pt-phd), Associate Director Rehabilitation Engineering Center (http://rec.bme.unc.edu/) Research interests: Biomechanical, neurophysiologic, and motor learning aspects of gait training.

Andrew DiMeo, MS, Associate Professor of the Practice, Joint Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, (https://www.bme.unc.edu/people/andrew-dimeo/), Research interests: Medical Device Development and Clubfoot Bracing.

Ola Harrysson, PhD, Associate Professor, NCSU Dept. of Industrial & Systems Engineering, (http://www.ise.ncsu.edu/people/faculty/harrysson.php), Co-Director of Center for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics Lab (http://camal.ncsu.edu/), Research interests: Medical applications of rapid prototyping, biomedical implants, robotics and automation in surgery applications.

Rohan Shirwaiker, PhD, Assistant Professor, NCSU Dept. of Industrial & Systems Engineering, (http://www.ise.ncsu.edu/people/faculty/shirwaiker.php) , Research interests: 3D Tissue engineering, Regenerative medicine manufacturing, Antimicrobial surfaces/coatings.

Denis Marcellin-Little, DEDV, Professor, NCSU-CVM Dept. of Clinical Sciences- Orthopaedic Surgery, (http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/docs/personnel/marcellin_denis.html), Research interests: Biological response to orthopedic implants; Distraction osteogenesis.

Richard F. Loeser, Jr., MD, Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Dept. of Medicine. (http://www.med.unc.edu/tarc/about-us/faculty/richard-loeser) , Director of Basic and Translational Research, Thurston Arthritis Research Center, Research interests: Cartilage Cell Biology, Osteoarthritis Biomarkers, Aging and the Development of Osteoarthritis, Osteoarthritis Interventions Including Exercise and Weight Loss.

Beth L. Jonas, MD, Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Dept. of Medicine. (http://www.med.unc.edu/tarc/about-us/faculty/beth-l-jonas-md), Director, UNC Rheumatology Fellowship Program. Research interests: Evaluation and management of patients with inflammatory arthritis.

Amanda E. Nelson, MD, MSCR, RhMSUS, Assistant Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Dept. of Medicine. (http://www.med.unc.edu/tarc/about-us/faculty/amanda-e-nelson-md-mscr) , Research interests: multi-joint osteoarthritis, impact of bone shape on osteoarthritis.

Kelli Allen, PhD, Research Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Dept. of Medicine. (http://www.med.unc.edu/tarc/about-us/faculty/Kelli-Allen), Research interests: Health service, physical Activity and rehabilitation Interventions for Osteoarthritis and other Musculoskeletal Conditions.

Janet Rubin, MD, Professor, Division of Endocrinology/Metabolism, Department of Medicine (https://www.med.unc.edu/mhi/Laboratories/rubin-lab) , Research interests: Mechanical control of bone remodeling, Mesenchymal stem cell differentiation, Osteoporosis.

Erik Wikstrom, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, (http://exss.unc.edu/faculty-staff/erik-wikstrom/), Research Interests: impact of musculoskeletal injury on sensorimotor control of the lower extremity with particular emphasis on balance following ankle joint injury.

Margaret Gourlay MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, UNC Family Medicine, (http://www.med.unc.edu/fammed/research/faculty/margaret-gourlay-md-mph), Research interests: bone density loss and fracture prevention in the elderly, osteoporosis screening guidelines.

Daniel Nissman, M.D., Assistant Professor, Division Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging, Dept. of Radiology, (https://www.med.unc.edu/radiology/Dept-info/Faculty/faculty-pages/daniel-nissman-m.d) , Research interests:

Jordan B. Renner, M.D., F.A.C.R, Professor , Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging, Dept. of Radiology, (https://www.med.unc.edu/radiology/Dept-info/Faculty/faculty-pages/jordan-b-renner-m-d-f-a-c.r) Research interests: osteoarthritis and bone mineral density changes in various settings.

Mark Schoenfisch, PhD, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. of Chemistry, (http://www.chem.unc.edu/people/faculty/schoenfisch/) , Research interests: Analytical Sensors, Antimicrobial Biomaterials, Nanoparticle Therapeutics.