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Primary Professional Areas of Interest

  • Biomechanics
  • Prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injury and disease in sports, orthopedics, oncology and amputation
  • Diversity and inclusion

Research Interests

Dr. Chaudhari’s research focuses on the basic question: Can we better understand how movement-related injuries and diseases happen by studying the human body as a mechanical system? Dr. Chaudhari is interested in the role of core stability in the prevention and treatment of injuries across the entire body, the mechanisms behind overuse running and throwing injuries and the effects of chemotherapy, osteoarthritis, total knee arthroplasty and lower extremity amputation on gait and balance.

Recent Research

Everhart JS, Chaudhari AM, Flanigan DC. Creation of a simple distal femur morphology classification system. Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society. 2016; 34(6):924-31. PubMed [journal] PMID: 26573967

Raabe ME, Chaudhari AM. An investigation of jogging biomechanics using the full-body lumbar spine model: Model development and validation. Journal of biomechanics. 2016; 49(7):1238-43. NIHMSID: NIHMS766269 PubMed [journal] PMID: 26947033, PMCID: PMC4851590

Blazek AD, Nam J, Gupta R, Pradhan M, Perera P, Weisleder NL, Hewett TE, Chaudhari AM, Lee BS, Leblebicioglu B, Butterfield TA, Agarwal S. Exercise-driven metabolic pathways in healthy cartilage. Osteoarthritis and cartilage / OARS, Osteoarthritis Research Society. 2016; PubMed [journal] PMID: 26924420

Recent Presentations

Chaudhari AMW, Umberger, BR. Insights on Sports Injury and Prevention from Musculoskeletal Simulation. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Boston, MA; June 2, 2016.

Onate J, Starkel C, Borchers J, Chaudhari A, Clifton D, Comstock D, Cortes N, Grooms D, Hertel J, McNally M, Miller M, Pan X, Schussler E, Van Lunen B, Best TM. Injury History Predicts Musculoskeletal Lower Extremity Injury Risk in High School Athletes: The FPPE Project. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Boston, MA; June 1, 2016.

Grooms DR, Chaudhari AMW, Page SJ, Nichols-Larsen D, White SE, Onate JA. The Brain-Behavior Relationship After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Boston, MA; June 3, 2016.


  • BS, Biological Sciences and Engineering, Stanford University, 1996
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1997
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Engineering, Stanford University, 2003
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