Karen Troy

Karen Troy

Professor and Associate Department Head
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Clinical Biomechanics Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003-2006
PhD Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa, 2003
BS, Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, 1999
BS, Systems Science and Mathematics, Washington University in St. Louis, 1999
Expert Bio

Professor Troy's research program aims to understand how physical forces (such as those generated by the body during exercise and sports) interact with and change bone structure. She works with patients and are experts in orthopaedic and whole-body biomechanics, quantitative image analysis, especially computed tomography (QCT), and patient-specific finite element (FE) modeling.

Trail Runner Magazine
Camille Herron’s Advice For Ultra Athletes: Skip the Long Run

When ultramarathoner Camille Herron took to social media saying long runs are overrated, Trailblazer Magazine turned to WPI biomedical engineering professor Karen Troy to get a scientific understanding of how much stress bones can handle due to long distance running.  

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