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James Ashton-Miller, PhD

James Ashton-Miller, PhD

Albert Schultz Collegiate Research Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Dr. James Ashton-Miller is the Albert Schultz Collegiate Research Professor and Distinguished Research Scientist at the University of Michigan Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. He also is the Director of the Biomechanics Research Laboratory. Dr. Ashton-Miller is an internationally recognized researcher in the field of biomechanics.

Dr. Ashton-Miller’s current focus includes balance, sports injury, concussion, and falls research. In the area of balance and falls, in regards to a concussion, he is studying the role of neck strength in children and has invented and validated a simple practical and portable test to evaluate recovery from concussion in and outside the clinic.