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Department of Biomechanics

Caroline Brial, M.Eng

Caroline Brial joined the Department of Biomechanics as a Research Engineer in June 2013 after graduating from Cornell University in 2012 with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering and in 2013 with a Masters of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering. During her undergraduate and graduate education at Cornell University, Caroline worked in Professor van der Meulen’s lab where she gained experience in finite element modeling and analyzed microCT scans of fracture calluses. She also worked on a project team to design a patellar tendon autograft simulator.

Her areas of research at Hospital for Special Surgery include arthroplasty implant studies, bone mechanics, and knee joint simulation with a focus on how injury and surgical intervention affect cartilage contact mechanics. She is also working on a project, led by Dr. Suzanne Maher, to design an in-house developed implant for use in the instance of meniscus damage.


Guo H, Santner TJ, Chen T, Wang H, Brial C, Gilbert SL, Koff MF, Lerner AL, Maher SA. A statistically-augmented computational platform for evaluating meniscal function. J Biomech. 2015 Jun 1;48(8): 1444-53. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.02.031. Epub 2015 Feb 26.

Yang X, Ricciardi BF, Dvorzhinskiy A, Brial C, Lane Z, Bhimani S, Burket JC, Hu B, Sarkisian AM, Ross FP, van der Meulen MCH, Bostrom MPG. Intermittent parathyroid hormone enhances cancellous osseointegration of a novel murine tibial implant. J Bone J Joint Surg Am. 2015 Jul 1;97(13):1074-83. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.N.01052.


Brial C, McCarthy M, Chen T, Wang H, Warren RF, Maher SA. Lateral meniscal graft transplantation: effect of fixation method on joint contact mechanics during simulated gait. Podium Presentation: Orthopaedic Research Society, 2015 March 28-31; Las Vegas, United States.

Caroline Brial, M. Eng

Tel: 212.774.2228