Caryn A. Urbanczyk, Ph.D., AFHEA


2288 Second Street Pike, PO Box 78
Penns Park, PA 18943


Dr. Urbanczyk received a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego and a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University. She went on to obtain a Doctorate of Philosophy in Bioengineering from Imperial College London. Her research has included human volunteer studies, 3-D motion analyses, and computational modelling to assess injury mechanisms and design intervention strategies to reduce injury risk.

Dr. Urbanczyk has years of academic and professional experience in trauma biomechanics. She has implemented various imaging modalities and designed medical devices to investigate human kinematics and kinetics that influence injury causation. She specializes in understanding the unique biomechanical attributes of the human body that effect response to external forces, such as occur in potentially injurious scenarios including impacts, automotive collision, slips, and falls. Dr. Urbanczyk has served in advisory roles on scientific programs focused on injury prevention, for national and international organizations.


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Bioengineering, Imperial College London, 2021
    • Dissertation: “Using Biomechanics to Define the Role of the Upper Extremity in Rowing Performance”
    • Certification: Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2019
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, 2015
    • Thesis: “Material Characterization of In Vivo and In Vitro Porcine Brain Using Shear Wave Elasticity
  • Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering, University of California San Diego, 2009


  • Injury Causation Biomechanics
  • Shoulder & Spine Biomechanics
  • Brain Injury Mechanics
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Slip/Trip/Fall Kinematics
  • Tolerance & Failure Analysis
  • Sports Biomechanics
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