David Lipps, PhD
- Assistant Professor, Movement Science
- Director, Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Imaging Laboratory
Dr. David Lipps is an assistant professor of Movement Science and the director of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Imaging Laboratory (MBIL) at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology. Prior to his time at U-M, Dr. Lipps was a postdoctoral fellow at the Biomedical Engineering and Sensory Motor Performance Program at Northwestern University and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Lipps has authored more than a dozen articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal for Sports Medicine and the Journal of Biomechanics. Though it is early in his career, Dr. Lipps was awarded $120,000 in grant funding from Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, as well as a share of a university-funded project in the MCubed program, "Identifying and reversing physical impairments in breast cancer survivors." He is an ad hoc reviewer for several journals, including the Journal of Applied Biomechanics, Journal of Orthopedic Research, American Journal of Sports Medicine, and Sports Biomechanics.
Dr. Lipps teaches biomechanics courses, including MOVESCI 330: Biomechanics of Human Movement. He is affiliated with the American Society of Biomechanics and the Biomedical Engineering Society.
Areas of Interest
My research examines the mechanisms of musculoskeletal injuries using diagnostic imaging and joint-based biomechanical measures. Current research focuses on understanding how intrinsic muscle properties alter upper extremity function in breast cancer patients following surgery and radiotherapy.