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

Ball and Socket Ankle: Mechanism and Computational Evidence of Concept.
Jastifer JR, Gustafson PA, 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
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

Effect of Real-Time Feedback on Screw Placement Into Synthetic Cancellous Bone.
Gustafson PA, Geeslin AG, Prior DM, Chess JL
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
Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Apr; 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
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
Med Eng Phys. 2015 Nov; 37:11:1047-52
PMID: 26391067

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

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

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