Director, Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Program & Associate Director
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Principal Investigator, ICORD and Centre for Brain Health
Associate Faculty, Division of Trauma, Department of Orthopaedics
Co-Director, UBC Orthopaedic and Injury Biomechanics Group

Research Interests:

Dr. Cripton’s research interests include injury prevention, spine and hip biomechanics, impact biomechanics, spinal cord injury, and spinal implant biomechanics. In addition to developing a helmet to prevent spinal cord injuries during head first impacts in sports called the Pro-Neck-Tor™ helmet, Dr. Cripton and colleagues perform research focused on preventing hip fractures. Other specific projects focus on preventing spinal injuries in the vulnerable geriatric and pediatric populations, developing improved mechanical surrogates for injury experiments (i.e. crash test dummy necks and physical models of the spinal cord), and using advanced MRI imaging techniques to better understand spinal cord injury.

For more information about Dr. Cripton’s research, please visit Google Scholar.