Member Support Pillar

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Brecca Gaffney, PhD

Annual Survey Lead, Member Support Pillar


Brecca Gaffney is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Center for Bioengineering at the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus. Her primary research interests focus on whole-body and joint level biomechanics where she combines the use of in-vivo biomechanics, computational modeling, and medical imaging to better understand the mechanisms of secondary pain conditions, with an emphasis on osseointegrated prostheses. In her research, she is passionate about improving clinical outcomes and bridging the gap between engineering and clinical environments. She loves doing anything with her dog, anything in the mountains year-round, exploring new craft breweries, and the occasional binge-series. For IWB, she works on the member support team and is passionate about increasing the long-term retention of women in STEM careers. Her hope for IWB is that it will become a community for women, particularly those early in their career, that can establish a network of colleagues and friends to support them throughout their biomechanics career progression.


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