Tamara Reid Bush

Tamara Reid Bush
Associate Professor



Dr. Tamara Reid Bush currently holds the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University. She holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a MS and PhD in Engineering Mechanics. Broadly, Dr. Bush’s area of research is whole-body biomechanics. She conducts in-vivo experimentation, methods development, and modeling to better understand clinically motivated problems connected with human movement and force generation. More specifically, she conducts research in the areas of seating mechanics, hand function, prosthetics and soft tissue injury. Her work has been funded by NSF, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and several industrial grants. She has also conducted research with several industries including Abbott Labs, Sage Medical, Steelcase, Johnson Controls and the Michigan District Attorney’s Office.  Dr. Bush is a Fellow in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the recipient of the Withrow Teaching Award, and an Executive Board Member of the American Society of Biomechanics. Most recently she received MSU’s Inspirational Woman Award for Professional Achievement.

Employment Other Departments: 
Biomedical Engineering