Karen L Troy, PhD


Courses Taught:

  • BME 1001 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
  • BME 3503 Skeletal Biomechanics Laboratory
  • BME/ME 4504 Biomechanics
  • BME 553 Biomechanics of Orthopaedic Devices
  • BME 593 Scientific Communication

Karen L. Troy directs the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory, where she investigates questions related to musculoskeletal health and structure, physical activity, and biomechanics, in healthy and clinical populations. She has expertise in computational biomechanics and finite element modeling, aging and fall avoidance, and medical imaging. She has worked on clinical trials targeting bone health in both healthy women and people with spinal cord injury. She collaborates with physicians in the areas of orthopaedic trauma, radiology, rheumatology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.


Andrew Wilzman

Doctoral Student

Email: arwilzman at wpi dot edu

About Andrew


Logan Gaudette

Master’s Student

Email: lwgaudette at wpi dot edu

About Logan


Bryhannah Young

Master’s Student

Email: bayoung at wpi dot edu

About Bryhannah



  • Paolo Bonato, PhD
  • W. Brent Edwards, PhD
  • Irene Davis, PT, PhD
  • Adam Tenforde, MD
  • Rebecca Fellin, PhD
  • Ellen Gravallese, MD
  • Anjana Jain, PhD
  • Leslie R. Morse, DO
  • Ara Nazarian, PhD
  • Thomas J. Schnitzer, MD, PhD
  • Jessica Ventura, PhD
  • Jack Wixted, MD
  • Jodi Dowthwaite, PhD


Lab Alumni