Gerald Harris, PH.D., P.E.

Gerald Harris

Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Director of Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Engineering Center (OREC), and Co-Director for the Center for Motion Analysis (CMA) at MCW
Appointments with Orthopaedic Surgery and Physical Medicine & Rehabiliation at MCW
Olin Engineering 323
(414) 288-1586
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Research interests

  • Orthopaedic biomechanics, impact biomechanics, rehabilitation engineering and analysis of gait
  • Measurement of human performance
  • Mechanical design
  • Computerized data acquisition and analysis

Professional preparation

Ph.D., 1981, Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University
M.S., 1978, Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University
M.A., 1976, Human Resources Management, Pepperdine University
B.S., 1971, Mechanical Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy

Selected recent publications

Rammer, J., Abiera, J., Arroyo, M., Caicedo, L., Canseco, K., Constantino, C., Garcia, F., Gomez, J., Kurapati, N., Lugo, M., Miller, T., Rodriguez d, W., Sumpaico, C., Harris, G.F.: Promoting Global Clinical Care and Research for Children with Orthopaedic Disabilities through Motion Analysis Technology. Global Health Innovations, Vol 1 (1), DOI: 10.15641/ghi.v1i1.483. 5 pgs. 2018.

Kruger KK, Garman CR, Krzak JJ, Graf A, Hassani S, Sturm PF, Hammerberg KW, Gupta P, Harris GF: Effects of Spinal Fusion for Idiopathic Scoliosis on Lower Body Kinematics During Gait. Spine Deformity, Vol 6 (4), 441 – 447, 2018.

Canseco, K., Kruger, K., Fritz, J., Konop, K., Tarima, S., Marks, R., Harris, G.: Distribution of Segmental Foot Kinematics in Patients with Degenerative Joint Disease of the Ankle. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Vol. 36 (6), 1739-1746, 2018.

Zarb, R., Rammer, J., Osborn, C., Daley, R., Tarima, S., Harris, G.F.: Upper Extremity Assessment in Children with Physical Impairments Receiving Intensive Rehabilitative Therapy in a Community Setting. Critical Reviews in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. Vol 28 (4) 271–281, 2018.

Reinkensmeyer; D., Harris, G.F., Corfman, T. et al. How a Diverse Research Ecosystem Has Generated New Rehabilitation Technologies: Review of NIDILRR's Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation. 14:109. 2017.

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Recent Grants

G.F. Harris, (Principal Investigator), "Calcaneal Osteotomies for pes planovalgus in cerebral palsy: A long term comparison," Sponsored by Shriners Hospitals for Children. (01/17–12/19)

G.F. Harris, (Principal Investigator), "Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training in Pediatric Mobility for Physicians and Engineers," sponsored by NIDRR: (National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research). (09/2014 - 08/2019)

G.F. Harris (Co-Principal), "Brittle Bones Disorders Rare Disease Clinical Research Consortium," Sponsored by National Institutes of Health (NIH), (08/2014 - 07/2019)

Kelly, Erin (Principal), Harris, Gerald F (Co-Investigator), "The process of Adjustment among Caregivers of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury: A qualitative study," Sponsored by US Department of Defense. (08/2014 - 09/2018)


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