Robert Shapiro, Ph.D.
Dr. Shapiro received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1979. Dr. Shapiro serves as director of the multidisciplinary Biodynamics Laboratory which is housed in the Center for Biomedical Engineering. His research interests include whole body biomechanical analysis with special emphasis on injury mechanisms and evaluation of musculo-skeletal function related to orthopaedics.
Dr. Shapiro collaborates with faculty in Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics, Biomedical Engineering, Athletic Training, and Physical Therapy. Instrumentation utilized in the laboratory includes high speed 3-D videography, electromyography, and force platforms. Dr. Shapiro has a joint appointment in Biomedical Engineering.