David Lipps

David Lipps

About

Dr. David Lipps is an assistant professor of Movement Science and the director of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Imaging Laboratory 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.

Contact

David
Lipps
CCRB 3730
401 Washtenaw Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2214
(734) 647-3131
(734) 936-1925

Classes

Course Course Title Credits Term Instructor
KINESLGY 438 Introduction to Musculoskeletal Imaging 3 As Arranged Lipps
Course Name RO: Musculoskeletal Imag
Course Level: Graduate
Description
Diagnostic Medical Imaging is an integral part of all aspects of patient care, ranging from initial diagnosis to rehabilitation. This course leverages state-of-the-art visualization software to introduce students to the fundamentals of comprehending and interpreting X-ray, CT, and MRI scans. The course emphasizes the presentation of common musculoskeletal injuries.
Prerequisites: Prerequisite: MOVESCI 230, MOVESCI 330.
Component: LEC
MOVESCI 330 Biomechanics of Human Movement 4 Fall, Winter Lipps
Course Name RO: Biomech of Hum Mvmt
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Applies fundamental biomechanical principles to the human musculoskeletal system. Topics include musculoskeletal mechanics, tissue biomechanics, and quantitative analysis of human movement.
Prerequisites: (MOVESCI 110 or AT Major) and (MEDADM 401 or MOVESCI 230 or AT/PHYSED 310) and (MATH 115 or 120) and (PHYSICS 125 or 135 or 140). Minimum grade requirement: C- in PHYSICS
Component: LEC,LAB
MOVESCI 438 Introduction to Musculoskeletal Imaging 3 As Arranged Lipps
Course Name RO: Musculoskeletal Imag
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Diagnostic Medical Imaging is an integral part of all aspects of patient care, ranging from initial diagnosis to rehabilitation. This course leverages state-of-the-art visualization software to introduce students to the fundamentals of comprehending and interpreting X-ray, CT, and MRI scans. The course emphasizes the presentation of common musculoskeletal injuries.
Prerequisites: Prerequisite: MOVESCI 230, MOVESCI 330.
Component: LEC