Baxter Laboratory

Ke Song, PhD


Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA

Master of Science, Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong, China

Research Interests

Using human motion analysis, wearable technology, and artificial intelligence to better understand lower extremity multi-joint biomechanics, with a special focus on promoting tendon health during rehabilitation and activities of daily living. Other research areas related to past experience or future interest include: biomechanics of hip morphologic conditions, subject-specific musculoskeletal modeling, sports biomechanics and injury prevention. Outside of the lab, Ke is interested in exploring the city, watching live sports, and hiking in the nearby state parks or scenic areas.


Harris MD, Shepherd MC, Song K, Gaffney BMM, Hillen TJ, Harris-Hayes M, Clohisy JC. 2021. The Biomechanical Disadvantage of Dysplastic Hips. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 1-10. doi: 10.1002/jor.25165.

Song K, Pascual-Garrido C, Clohisy JC, Harris MD. 2021. Acetabular Edge Loading during Gait is Elevated by the Anatomical Deformities of Hip Dysplasia. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living 3:687419. doi: 10.3389/fspor.2021.687419.

Song K, Gaffney BMM, Shelburne KB, Pascual-Garrido C, Clohisy JC, Harris MD. 2020. Dysplastic Hip Anatomy Alters Muscle Moment Arm Lengths, Lines of Action, and Contributions to Joint Reaction Forces during Gait. Journal of Biomechanics 25:109968. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2020.109968.

Song K, Anderson AE, Weiss JA, Harris MD. 2019. Musculoskeletal Models with Generic and Subject-Specific Geometry Estimate Different Joint Biomechanics in Dysplastic Hips. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 22(3):259-270. doi: 10.1080/10255842.2018.1550577.

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