Research

The faculty in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery are international leaders in musculoskeletal research. In addition to a large clinical faculty of orthopaedic surgeons who are actively engaged in research, our department also has several full-time research faculty who are experts in engineering, cell biology and epidemiology. Our clinicians and scientists work closely together in the discovery of new treatments to accelerate musculoskeletal tissue healing, improve the utilization and effectiveness of healthcare delivery, and develop new strategies to prevent injuries and diseases.

Clinical Epidemiology & Research in Orthopaedic Surgery

CEROS is a research laboratory within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan.  We conduct clinical and epidemiological research focused on improving outcomes in opatients with musculoskeletal conditions and advancing clinical research reporting and methodology.  

Our Research Leaders

Joel Gagnier, N.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology,
School of Public Health
734-930-7428

Steven Goldstein, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Professor, Institute of Gerontology
734-936-7417

Richard Hughes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Associate Professor, Dept. of Industrial & Operations Engineering
Director, Laboratory for Optimization & Computation in Orthopaedic Surgery
Co-Director, Michigan Arthroplasty Registry Collaborative Quality Initiative (MARCQI)
734-474-2459

Karl Jepsen, Ph.D.

Professor, Associate Chair of Research
Glancy Family Scholar
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
734-763-2648

Kenneth Kozloff, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
734-936-7417

Christopher Mendias, Ph.D., A.T.C.

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology
734-764-3250