Dr. Albert is an expert in mechanical engineering with specific expertise in orthopaedic biomechanics. She applies principles of biomechanics, dynamics, and mechanics of materials to determine the cause of injuries related to implants, motor vehicle crashes, falls, sports, and in the workplace.
Dr. Albert has over 15 years of experience in biomedical and materials engineering research. She is an adjunct research professor at Marquette University’s Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Engineering Center and has a scientific staff appointment at Shriners Hospital in Chicago. Her research is focused on bone fracture, joint and implant mechanics, and biomechanics of human motion.
Dr. Albert holds a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, where she studied bone-implant interactions after hip replacement surgery. She was awarded two competitive postdoctoral fellowships – a NIDRR Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Fellowship and a Shriners Research Fellowship – where her research was focused on mobility and bone mechanics in children with brittle bone disease. Her work has been published in the Journal of Biomechanics, Bone, Clinical Biomechanics, and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.