Research and Scholarly Activity

At WMed, our Program in Medical Engineering has an active, ongoing research program that provides ample opportunities for students and residents to participate with faculty in research and scholarly activities. We offer experiences that enable discovery and promote creativity. As a department, we are committed to pursuing inquiry, disseminating knowledge, and fostering critical thinking that encourages lifelong learning.

Research and Scholarly Activity, 2011-16

Medical Engineering Research Chart

Recent Publications

Determining the response of glass filled nylon under elevated rate multiaxial loading
Gustafson P., Waas A.
. June 2006; 25:4:481-491
PMID: 900000260

Experiments and cohesive zone model parameters for T650/AFR-PE-4/FM680-1 at high temperatures
Gustafson P., Waas A.
. July 2011; 24:3:285-297
PMID: 900000244

The effect of clavicle malunion on shoulder biomechanics; a computational study.
Patel B, Gustafson PA, Jastifer J, Patel B., Gustafson P., Gustafson P., Jastifer J.
Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). June 2012; 27:5:436-42
PMID: 22226074

A finite element model of a surgical knot
Alden A., Alden A., Geeslin A., King J., Gustafson P.
. 2017; 3
PMID: 900000228

Ball and Socket Ankle: Mechanism and Computational Evidence of Concept.
Jastifer JR, Gustafson PA, Labomascus A, Snoap T, Jastifer J., Gustafson P., Labomascus A., Snoap T.
J Foot Ankle Surg. 2017 Jul - Aug; 56:4:773-775
PMID: 28633775

Development and Testing of a Bubble Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure System.
John SC, Barnett JD, Habben ND, Le HT, Cheng E, John SP, Gustafson PA, John S., Barnett J., Habben N., Le H., Cheng E., John S., Gustafson P.
Respir Care. 2017 May 30
PMID: 28559463

Modeling nurse-patient assignments considering patient acuity and travel distance metrics.
Acar I, Butt SE
J Biomed Inform. 2016 Dec; 64:192-206
PMID: 27742350

Do users desire symmetrical lumbar supports in task seating?
Fredericks TK, Butt SE, Kumar AR, Bellingar T
Ergonomics. 2016 Jul; 59:7:901-12
PMID: 26444415

An open source reverse engineering workflow: Geometry to optimization
Gustafson P., Geeslin A., Jastifer J., Jastifer J.
. 2016
PMID: 900000229

Effect of Real-Time Feedback on Screw Placement Into Synthetic Cancellous Bone.
Gustafson PA, Geeslin AG, Prior DM, Chess JL, Gustafson P., Gustafson P., Geeslin A., Prior D., Chess J.
J Orthop Trauma. 2016 Aug; 30:8:e279-84
PMID: 26978139

Biomechanical Evaluation of Strength and Stiffness of Subtalar Joint Arthrodesis Screw Constructs.
Jastifer JR, Alrafeek S, Howard P, Gustafson PA, Coughlin MJ, Jastifer J., Alrafeek S., Howard P., Gustafson P., Coughlin M.
Foot Ankle Int. 2016; 37:4:419-26
PMID: 26635413

Three-Dimensional Printing and Surgical Simulation for Preoperative Planning of Deformity Correction in Foot and Ankle Surgery.
Jastifer JR, Gustafson PA, Jastifer J., Gustafson P.
J Foot Ankle Surg. 2016 Mar 5
PMID: 26961413

The effect of load obliquity on the strength of locking and nonlocking constructs in synthetic osteoporotic bone.
Tensmeyer DF, Gustafson PA, Jastifer JR, Patel B, Chess JL, Tensmeyer D., Gustafson P., Gustafson P., Jastifer J., Jastifer J., Patel B., Chess J.
Med Eng Phys. 2015; 37:11:1047-52
PMID: 26391067

Lack of statistical rigor in composite materials experimentation and lessons learned from the science
Gustafson P., Gustafson P., Jastifery J., Kapenga J., Kapenga J., McKean J., McKean J.
. 2014
PMID: 900000231

Implementation of the CUDA cusp and CHOLMOD solvers in calculix
Gustafson P., Kapenga J.
. 2014
PMID: 900000230

The subtalar joint: biomechanics and functional representations in the literature.
Jastifer JR, Gustafson PA, Jastifer J., Gustafson P.
Foot (Edinb). 2014; 24:4:203-9
PMID: 25175840

R: An open source system for statistics and data exploration
Kapenga J., McKean J., Gustafson P.
. 2014
PMID: 900000232

Surgeon perception of cancellous screw fixation.
Stoesz MJ, Gustafson PA, Patel BV, Jastifer JR, Chess JL, Stoesz M., Gustafson P., Patel B., Jastifer J., Chess J.
J Orthop Trauma. 2014 Jan; 28:1:e1-7
PMID: 23782959

Bone structure by 3D printing
Yahamed A., Ikonomov P., Fleming D., Pekarovicova A., Gustafson P.
. 2014; TP14PUB72
PMID: 900000233

Subtalar arthrodesis alignment: the effect on ankle biomechanics.
Jastifer JR, Gustafson PA, Gorman RR, Jastifer J., Gustafson P., Gorman R.
Foot Ankle Int. 2013 Feb; 34:2:244-50
PMID: 23413065