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Dr. Amber Rath Stern specializes in the fields of biomechanical analysis and mechanical engineering. She also has extensive experience in computational modeling, mechanical testing, inquiry and analysis of national motor vehicle injury and vehicle crash databases, and experimental design. Prior to joining ESi, Dr. Stern conducted research concerning eye injury mechanics and the biomechanics of bone as an Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. As a Research Engineer at Southwest Research Institute and a Graduate Assistant at Virginia Tech and Wake Forest's Center for Injury Biomechanics, she conducted a wide range of research in the fields of human injury tolerance, crash testing, and injury causation. While a Postdoctoral Fellow at the world-renowned Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Stern developed bioreactors and studied how cells and tissues respond to applied mechanical loads.
At ESi, Dr. Stern applies her expertise to a wide range of investigative scenarios, including accident reconstruction, slips, trips, and falls, product liability claims, workers’ compensation claims, premises liability claims, injury causation, and motor vehicle injury analysis, including restraints, ejection, and occupant kinematics. Dr. Stern has also been involved in the development and validation phases of several consumer and commercial products, and continues to collaborate with several universities on research funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Stern has received numerous national and international honors and awards, including the American Society of Biomechanics' Young Scientist Post-Doctoral Award and the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Young Investigator Award. She regularly publishes in scientific journals and presents at conferences, with well over 100 articles, abstracts, and presentations to her name. Dr. Stern is an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as well as at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She also serves as a reviewer for several international journals and conferences.
Two vehicles collided at an intersection, causing one vehicle to flip onto its side. The front passenger was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained serious spinal cord injuries. ESi used HVE software to create simulations of the crash sequence, and imported the vehicle motion output into MADYMO to model both “belted” and “unbelted” occupant responses inside the vehicle.
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