Kate Meyers joined the Biomechanics Department as a Research Engineer in 2004 and has worked in the dual role of Research Engineer and Lab Manager since 2011. She started in orthopedics as an undergraduate student at Syracuse University where she collaborated on a design for a new cadaveric knee simulator. After receiving her BS and MS in Biomechanical Engineering from Syracuse University, she worked as a design engineer for Stryker Howmedica Osteonics designing and overseeing the manufacture of custom implants. After leaving Stryker, Kate worked in research at Mount Sinai Medical School and New York University School of Medicine before joining the Biomechanics Department at Hospital for Special Surgery.
She collaborates with clinicians, residents, and fellows across all surgical services to bolster their biomechanics acumen while furthering their research interests. Her recent research combines experimental and computational models to focus on cervical spine kinematics, patellofemoral joint mechanics, and wrist and elbow stability.
As the Lab Manager, she explores new technologies to further the capabilities of the research group, trains engineers and students on both equipment and experimental methods, directs core mechanical testing needs for the department, and acts as a primary contact for surgeon-driven research.