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James Ashton-Miller

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James Ashton-Miller

Albert Schultz Collegiate Research Professor & Distinguished Research Scientist; Associate Vice President - Research Policy and Compliance, OVPR; Director, Biomechanics Research Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering
3443 GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)
2350 Hayward
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
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Phone: (734) 763-2320
Fax: (734) 647-3170

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MSME, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1974
BS (Hons.), Mechanical Engineering, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, U.K., 1972

Research Interests

Biomechanics including mobility impairments in the elderly; trips, slips, and falls; elderly decision-making and risk-taking in physical tasks; birth related injury; female stress urinary incontinence; spine biomechanics; athletic injuries; occupant vehicular safety.

Honors and Awards

Borelli Award, American Society of Biomechanics, 2009

Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2009

Excellence Award, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Research, 2006

Associate Editor (declined), Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 2005

Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, 2005

Best Paper Award, American Urogynecological Society, 2003

Best Paper Award, International Continence Society, 2003

Clinical Biomechanics Award, American Society of Biomechanics, 2003

Past-President, American Society of Biomechanics, 2002

Fellow, Gerontological Society of America, 2001

Associate Editor, Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences, 2001

President, American Society of Biomechanics, 2001

President-Elect, American Society of Biomechanics, 2000

Distinguished Research Scientist Award, University of Michigan, 2000

Member, National Institutes of Health Geriatric and Rehabilitation Medicine Study Section, 2000

In the News...

2016 - Ashton-Miller receives Kappa Delta Award

2015 - Twelve ME Faculty Recognized for Prestigious Professional Society Awards in 2015


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