Collaborative Orthopaedic Research (CORe)

Research Team

Principal Investigators

Edmond Lou, Ph.D, P.Eng.
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

My research interests are in the areas of low-power wireless embedded systems and medical imaging with a strong focus in orthopedics and rehabilitation. I am also focused on the development of tools to provide better assessment and treatment for children who have musculoskeletal disorders, primarily scoliosis.


Eric Parent, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine

My research interests are in the assessment of the measurement properties of questionnaires and performance measures. I am also focused on the development of prediction rules to identify responders to physical therapy treatments.

Kajsa Duke, Ph.D. P.Eng.
Assistant professor Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering.

My research is in the area of biomechanics with a strong focus in orthopaedics and design. If you are interested in obtaining more detailed information please contact me directly.


François Roy Ph.D, CNIM
Neurophysiologist, Alberta Health Services
Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Monitoring the nervous system during surgery can help make procedures safer for patients. I monitor children and adolescents who are undergoing corrective surgery for scoliosis to ensure that the neural connections in the brain and spinal cord remain strong during surgery. The goal of my research is to better understand the neural circuitry in the body so that we can refine and augment our intraoperative monitoring capabilities. 

Collaborators

5-01K Mechanical Engineering kajsa.duke@ualberta.ca

Marc Moreau, MD
Assistant Dean of Admission
Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery

James Mahood, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Department of Surgery

Eric Huang, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Department of Surgery

James Raso, MASc, P.Eng
Senior Consultant, Albert Health Services
Adjunct Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Surgery, Computing Science

Douglas Hill, MBA, P.Eng
Clinical Engineer, Alberta Health Services
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

Sarah Southon, MN
Nurse Practitioner, Stollery Children's Hospital
Clinical Associate, Faculty of Nursing
Clinical Lecturer, Department of Surgery