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Tamara Bush

Associate Dean For Inclusion and Diversity

Engineering Dean's Office, College of Engineering

Professor - Mechanical Engineering (ME) in the College of Engineering

Engineering Bldg, 428 S Shaw Ln Room 2450


Biomedical, mechanics of seating, hand function, musculoskeletal dysfunction, pressure ulcers, soft tissue responses to loading.

The Biomechanical Design Research Laboratory can be supported by your generous donations at


Ph.D., Mechanics with an emphasis in Biomechanics, Michigan State University

M.S., Mechanics with an emphasis in Biomechanics, Michigan State University

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University


Spartan Woman Trailblazer 2021

AIMBE Fellow (2021)

American Society of Biomechanics Founder's Award 2020

Big 10 Network Researcher (2020)


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J Scott, B Sheridan, R Andrus, N Monday, A Selby, TR Bush . Distinguishing Between Tissue Responses of Individuals with a Spinal Cord Injury and Able-Bodied People: A Focus on the Buttock and Thigh Regions. Journal of Biomechanics 2021

A Vocelle, Gail Shafer, TR Bush. Determining Isolated Thumb Forces in Osteoarthritic and Healthy Persons. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2020

A Lenz, K Johnson, TR Bush. A New Method to Quantify Residual Limb Motion within a Prosthetic Socket for Below Knee Amputees. Journal of Biomechanics, 2018, 74:213-219. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.04.008

W Pan, JP Drost, S Roccabianca, S Baek, TR Bush. A Potential Tool for the Study of Venous Ulcers: Blood Flow Responses to Load, 140(3), 2018: 31009


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