Brent Edwards, PhD
The broad focus of my research is to understand the mechanisms underlying musculoskeletal injury and to use this knowledge to develop diagnostic and preventive measures to reduce their occurrence. My research spans multiple dimensional scales ranging from whole-body to tissue-level mechanics, and includes basic, applied, and translational approaches. In addition to my formal education in biomechanics and motor control, I have a strong academic foundation in engineering mechanics. Thus, I draw heavily on experimental, analytical, and modelling techniques from each of these disciplines. Specifically, I am interested in the effects of mechanical loading (or lack thereof) on musculoskeletal health, mechanisms underlying skeletal fatigue and fragility fracture, as well as computational modelling to extract clinically relevant information and help guide clinical decision making.