Joseph J. (Trey) Crisco

CriscoFellow Since: 2011

Current Affiliation: Brown University

Joseph J. (Trey) Crisco III, Ph.D. is the Henry Frederick Lippitt Professor of Orthopaedic Research, Department of Orthopaedics, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital.

Prof. Crisco earned his B.A. in Mathematics and Fine Art from Amherst College and his Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale University. Prof. Crisco’s research interests are in musculoskeletal bioengineering, where he has developed advanced imaging modalities for the study of in vivo joint mechanics, researched spine biomechanics, injury prevention in sports, and toy systems for use in pediatric rehabilitation. His work has been primarily funded by the NIH and resulted in 148 peer-reviewed publications and 214 abstracts. He serves as the Editor-In-Chief of Journal of Applied Biomechanics, on NIH study sections, the scientific advisory committees of US Lacrosse and USA Baseball, and as an advisor to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to residents. He has taught joint courses with the School of Engineering at Brown and the Industrial Design Department at Rhode Island School of Design.

Prof. Crisco attended his first ASB meeting in 1987 and has been a steady regular since. During the stormy banquet cruise of the 13th ASB meeting in Burlington,VT he was an engineering consult for keg stabilization on the Lake Champlain Ferry. That role led him to the Chair of the Membership Committee (1995-1998), Program Chair (2000), President (2005) and Meeting Chair (2010). He is a past recipient of the Postdoctoral Young Scientist Award (1993).