Henry F. Lippitt Professor of Orthopedics, Professor of Engineering (Research)


Prof. J.J. Trey Crisco research interests are in musculoskeletal biomechanics where he focuses on upper extremity mechanics and osteoarthritis using advanced imaging analysis and on neuromuscular therapy through toy and game play for children. He also has an extensive interest in sports injury prevention and performance. He majored in Mathematics and Fine Arts at Amherst College and received his doctorate in Applied Mechanics from Yale University. His work has been primarily funded by the NIH and has resulted in over 245 peer-reviewed publications. He serves on several NIH study sections, editorial boards, and the scientific advisory committees of International Federation of Women's Lacrosse, US Lacrosse and USA Baseball. Prof. Crisco is a former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Biomechanics and President of the American Society of Biomechanics. He has previously taught Basic Biomechanics and Product Design and Development, a joint effort between Industrial Design Department at RISD and Engineering at Brown University.  He continues to provide guest lectures and he supports undergraduates for their independent studies and honors work, master's and doctoral students in his lab.

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