Concetta F. Morino

Concetta F. Morino, Ph.D.

Staff Consultant

Dr. Concetta Morino is a mechanical and biomedical engineer at Engineering Systems Inc. (ESi) in the North Carolina office. Dr. Morino has related expertise in mild to severe lumbar spine injury, injury risk development, risk analysis, statistical analysis, injury detection, and biomechanical experimental testing (cadaver, anthropometric test device, animal).

Prior to joining the team at ESi, Dr. Morino earned her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University while conducting research in the Injury Biomechanics Laboratory. Her dissertation research focused on lumbar spine injury due to repeated loading, lumbar spine injury detection, and characterization of lumbar spine mechanical properties. She also has extensive research experience in a wide breadth of injury biomechanics topics including mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), behind armor blunt trauma (BABT), underbody blast (UBB), and diagnostic imaging.

Dr. Morino has presented her research at international conferences and is published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and conference proceedings, including Annals of Biomedical Engineering and International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury.



  • Human and Porcine Lumbar Endplate Injury Risk in Repeated Flexion-Compression, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2024. (in review)
  • Primary Creep Characterization in the Porcine Lumbar Spine Experiencing Combined Flexion and Compression Loading, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2024. (in review)
  • Hydration State Throughout Porcine Lumbar Intervertebral Discs: Comparing Fresh and Frozen-thawed Specimens, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2024. (in review)
  • Cyclic Mechanism Affects Spinal Mechanical Response: A Study on Differences in Creep Response and Their Implications For Injury Risk, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2024. (in review)
  • Expanded Combined Loading Injury Criterion for the Human Lumbar Spine Under Dynamic Compression, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2024. (in review)
  • The Human Lumbar Spine During High-Rate Under Seat Loading: A Combined Metric Injury Criteria, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, January 2021
  • See CV for further publications

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