Brittany Coats – Associate Professor

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(801) 585-0586
Fax: (801) 585-9826

Office: 2157 MEK
Lab: 2410 MEB (ph: 801-585-7556)

Curriculum Vitae  |  Pediatric Injury Biomechanics Lab

Media: Understanding Brain Injury | Brown Bag Lunch Series | ME Teacher of the Year | Seminar: Pediatric ocular Biomechanics: The Elephant in the Room



  • Ph.D. Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2007
  • B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 2000
Research Interests

  • Understanding mechanisms of pediatric traumatic brain and eye injury in order to develop better prevention, diagnosis, and treatment strategies for children.
  • Understanding the structural changes that occur during the first few years of life, and how those changes affect the mechanical response of biological tissues and thresholds for injury in traumatic events.