Tamara Reid Bush

Tamara Reid Bush

Tamara Reid Bush

Interim Chair Mechanical Engineering

Biography

Biomedical, mechanics of seating, hand function, musculoskeletal dysfunction, pressure ulcers, soft tissue responses to loading.

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Research Area
Awards
AIMBE Fellow (2021)
American Society of Biomechanics Founder's Award 2020
Big 10 Network Researcher (2020)
Fellow status for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Elected to the American Society of Biomechanics Executive Board - Treasurer 2016-2019
Associate Editor, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 2019- present
Withrow Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University 2018
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Applied Biomechanics 2017-2019
ASME Chair of the Design, Dynamics and Rehabilitation Technical Committee 2017-2019
Withrow Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University 2014
National Academy of Engineers, Frontiers of Engineering Education. One of only 73 individuals selected from around the country to participate in the symposium. Selection was based on innovation in engineering education. Oct 27-30, Irvine, CA
Education
Ph.D., Mechanics with an emphasis in Biomechanics, Michigan State University
M.S., Mechanics with an emphasis in Biomechanics, Michigan State University
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University
Publications
J Scott, B Sheridan, R Andrus, N Monday, A Selby, TR Bush . Distinguishing Between Tissue Responses of Individuals with a Spinal Cord Injury and Able-Bodied People: A Focus on the Buttock and Thigh Regions. Journal of Biomechanics 2021
A Vocelle, Gail Shafer, TR Bush. Determining Isolated Thumb Forces in Osteoarthritic and Healthy Persons. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2020
J Scott, S Cheng, S Roccabiana and, TR Bush . The Effects of Body Position on the Material Properties of Soft Tissue in the Human Thigh. Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Material, 110, 2020
A Vocelle, Gail Shafer and, TR Busc. Complex Thumb Motions and their Potential Clinical Value in Identifying Early Changes in Function. Clinical Biomechanics, 73, pg 63-70, 2020 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2020.01.004
W Pan, S Roccabianca, TR Bush . Influences of Sodium and Glycosaminoglycans on Edema and the Potential for Ulceration: A Finite Element Approach. 2019, Royal Society of Open Science.
JDrost, H. Hong, TR Bush. Mapping Together Kinetic and Kinematic Abilities of the Hand. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2019
A Vocelle , T Trier, L Bix, TR Bush. Identification and Quantification of Biomechanical Factors Associated with Opening Chevron-Style Packages. 76, Applied Ergonomics, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2018.12.010
Z Sadler, J Drost, J Scott, S Chen, S Roccabiancca, TR Bush. In- vivo Material Properties of the Seated Human Buttocks and Thighs. 107, Non-Linear Mechanics, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2018.09.007
P Perez, TR Bush, H. Hong, W Pan, L Miller, L Bix. Reducing Levels of Medical Device Contamination through Package Redesign and Opening Technique. Plos One, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0206892
A Lenz, K Johnson, TR Bush. Understanding Displacements and Strains of the Gel Liner for Below Knee Prosthetic Users. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2018, doi:10.1115/1.4040125
A Lenz, K Johnson, TR Bush. A New Method to Quantify Residual Limb Motion within a Prosthetic Socket for Below Knee Amputees. Journal of Biomechanics, 2018, 74:213-219. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.04.008
W Pan, JP Drost, S Roccabianca, S Baek, TR Bush. A Potential Tool for the Study of Venous Ulcers: Blood Flow Responses to Load, 140(3), 2018: 31009
S Roccabianca, TR Bush. Understanding Mechanics of the Bladder through Experiments and Theoretical Models: Where we started and where we are heading. 4 (1), 2016
W Pan, J Drost, MD Basson, TR Busc. Skin Perfusion Responses under Normal and Combined Loadings: Comparisons between Legs with Venous Stasis Ulcers and Healthy Legs. Clinical Biomechanics, 30 (10) 2015 doi:10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2015.08.001.