Susan Margulies




The Wallace H. Coulter Chair Professor
Primary School/Department: 
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Title 2: 
Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Injury Biomechanics

Office Location: 
UAW 2116
Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Affiliations:

Research Center Affiliations: 
Center for Medical Robotics

Research Areas:

Research Areas: 
Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics

Research Interests:

Biomechanics of brain injury, pediatric head injury, soft tissue mechanics, ventilator-induced lung injury, lung mechanics, pathways of cellular mechanotransduction, and tissue injury thresholds.

My research in head injury will continue to focus on how and why head injuries occur in adults and children and to improve detection and treatment strategies. At Georgia Tech, I will be continuing that research, looking at innovative biomarkers and new devices to detect mild traumatic brain injuries. At Emory, my research will be focused on animal models for diffuse as well as focal brain injuries—incorporating developments at Georgia Tech into our preclinical model. I also look forward to close collaborations with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University faculty to improve the outcomes after traumatic brain injuries.