Allison Clouthier was awarded the 2024 David Winter Early Career Investigator Award. This award recognizes academic achievements (within 6 years of completing doctoral degree) and a history of participation in CSB-SCB activities.

Dr. Clouthier received a PhD in mechanical and materials engineering with a specialization in biomedical engineering from Queen’s University in 2018. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Ottawa in the School of Human Kinetics, before joining the school as an assistant professor. Dr. Clouthier’s research is focused on understanding how patient-specific factors contribute to the risk of musculoskeletal pathology and the success of treatment. She is interested in measuring and simulating knee joint biomechanics, to investigate how characteristics such as joint geometry can affect function and contribute to pathology such as patellofemoral pain or instability. Her work combines techniques such as musculoskeletal simulation and artificial intelligence with various motion capture technologies to study individualized joint biomechanics.

We would to congratulate Dr. Clouthier on the award. Come see her presentation at CSB-SCB 2024 in Edmonton.