David Lipps, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Movement Science


CCRB 3730
401 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2214


(734) 647-3131

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Research Interests

The Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Imaging Laboratory studies the mechanisms behind soft tissue injury within the human body. Our approach combines developing technologies in the fields of robotics and ultrasound imaging to quantify mechanical changes to human joints and their underlying muscles, tendons, and ligaments. We have a particular interest in examining the effects of cancer treatment on breast cancer patients, as these patients have a high risk of developing shoulder complications in the months and years after treatment. By understanding the mechanisms of why certain patients become injured, we hope to develop prospective strategies to identify and rehabilitate at-risk patients to improve the quality of life of cancer survivors.

Research Areas:

Biomechanics, Ergonomics and Rehabilitation, Organ and Whole Body Biomechanics