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Meghan Vidt

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Affiliation(s):

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • College of Medicine
  • Center for Acoustics and Vibration

331 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

mzv130@psu.edu

814-865-6885

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology; Computational and Experimental Fluid Dynamics

Interest Areas:

Musculoskeletal, Shoulder, Upper Limb, Medical Imaging, Orthopaedic

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2006
  • Ph D, Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Tech - Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, 2014
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, 2015

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Molly Smallcomb, Jacob Elliott, Sujata Khandare, Ali A Butt, Meghan E Vidt and Julianna Simon, 2021, "Focused ultrasound mechanical disruption of ex vivo rat tendon", IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectronics, and Frequency Control, pp. p.1-7
  • Rachel Whittaker, Meghan E Vidt, Lockley, Marina and Clark R Dickerson, 2021, "Upper extremity and torso body segment parameters are affected by BMI and sex", Journal of Biomechanics, 117, (5 March), pp. Article: 110230, p.1-9
  • Gretchen Roman, Daniel S Peterson, Edward Ofori and Meghan E Vidt, 2020, "The modified Strain Index: A composite measure of injury-risk for signers", Journal of Motor Behavior, 53, (4), pp. 499-508
  • Natalia V Dounskaia, Yuri Shimansky, Bryan K Ganter and Meghan E Vidt, 2020, "A simple joint control pattern dominates performance of unconstrained arm movements of daily living tasks", PLOS One, 15, (7), pp. e0235813; p.1-25
  • Meghan E Vidt, John Potochny, Daleela Dodge, Michael Green, Kathleen Sturgeon, Rena Kass and Kathryn Schmitz, 2020, "The influence of mastectomy and reconstruction on residual upper limb function in breast cancer survivors", Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 182, (3), pp. 531-541
  • Melissa M Morrow, Andrea G Cutti and Meghan E Vidt, 2020, "Trends and advancements in shoulder biomechanics research", Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
  • Meghan E Vidt, Nicholas La Delfa, Jacquelyn M Maciukiewicz, Andrew Ho, Jack P Callaghan and Clark R Dickerson, 2019, "The benefits of advanced exposure metrics to estimate occupational shoulder demands", International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation, 7, (1), pp. 13-33
  • Angelica Lang, Jacqueline Maciukiewicz, Meghan E Vidt, Sylvain Grenier and Clark Dickerson, 2018, "Workstation configuration and packaging containers influence upper limb posture in grocery cashier tasks", Applied Ergonomics, 73, pp. 206-213
  • Bryan R Picco, Meghan E Vidt and Clark R Dickerson, 2018, "Scapular Kinematics by Sex Across Elevation Planes.", Journal of applied biomechanics, 34, (2), pp. 141-150
  • Kimberly A Meszaros, Meghan E Vidt and Clark R Dickerson, 2018, "The effects of hand force variation on shoulder muscle activation during submaximal exertions.", International journal of occupational safety and ergonomics : JOSE, 24, (1), pp. 100-110
  • Anthony C Santago, Meghan E Vidt, Xiaotong Li, Christopher J Tuohy, Gary G Poehling, M T Freehill and Katherine R Saul, 2017, "Shoulder strength requirements for upper limb functional tasks: Do age and rotator cuff tear status matter?", Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 33, (6), pp. 446-452
  • Jacquelyn M. Maciukiewicz, Angelica E. Lang, Meghan E Vidt, Sylvain G. Grenier and Clark R. Dickerson, 2017, "Characterization of cashier shoulder and low back muscle demands", International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 59, pp. 80–91
  • Alicia L Nadon, Meghan E Vidt, Amy Y Chow and Clark R Dickerson, 2016, "The spatial dependency of shoulder muscular demands during upward and downward exertions.", Ergonomics, 59, (10), pp. 1294-1306
  • Xiaotong Li, A C Santago, 2nd, Meghan E Vidt and K R Saul, 2016, "Analysis of effects of loading and postural demands on upper limb reaching in older adults using statistical parametric mapping.", Journal of Biomechanics, 49, (13), pp. 2806-2816
  • Meghan E Vidt, Anthony C Santago, 2nd, Eric J Hegedus, Anthony P Marsh, Christopher J Tuohy, Gary G Poehling, Michael T Freehill, Michael E Miller and Katherine R Saul, 2016, "Can self-report instruments of shoulder function capture functional differences in older adults with and without a rotator cuff tear?", Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology : Official Journal of the International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology, 29, pp. 90-9
  • Anthony C Santago, 2nd, Meghan E Vidt, Christopher J Tuohy, Gary G Poehling, Michael T Freehill, Jennifer H Jordan, Robert A Kraft and Katherine R Saul, 2016, "Quantitative analysis of three-dimensional distribution and clustering of intramuscular fat in muscles of the rotator cuff", Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 44, (7), pp. 2158-2167
  • Meghan E Vidt, Anthony C Santago, 2nd, Anthony P Marsh, Eric J Hegedus, Christopher J Tuohy, Gary G Poehling, Michael T Freehill, Michael E Miller and Katherine R Saul, 2016, "The effects of a rotator cuff tear on activities of daily living in older adults: A kinematic analysis.", Journal of Biomechanics, 49, (4), pp. 611-617
  • Meghan E Vidt, Anthony C Santago, 2nd, Christopher J Tuohy, Gary G Poehling, Michael T Freehill, Robert A Kraft, Anthony P Marsh, Eric J Hegedus, Michael E Miller and Katherine R Saul, 2016, "Assessments of fatty infiltration and muscle atrophy from a single magnetic resonance image slice are not predictive of 3-dimensional measurements", Arthroscopy : The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery : Official Publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association, 32, (1), pp. 128-139
  • Katherine R Saul, Meghan E Vidt, Gary E Gold and Wendy M Murray, 2015, "Upper limb strength and muscle volume in healthy middle-aged adults", Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 31, (6), pp. 484-491
  • Katherine R Saul, Xiao Hu, Craig M Goehler, Meghan E Vidt, Melissa Daly, Anca Velisar and Wendy M Murray, 2015, "Benchmarking of dynamic simulation predictions in two software platforms using an upper limb musculoskeletal model", Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 18, (13), pp. 1445-1458
  • Eric J. Hegedus, Meghan E Vidt and Daniel T. Tarara, 2014, "The best combination of physical performance and self-report measures to capture function in three patient groups", Physical Therapy Reviews, 19, (3), pp. 196–203
  • Melissa Daly, Meghan E Vidt, Joel D Eggebeen, W Greg Simpson, Michael E Miller, Anthony P Marsh and Katherine R Saul, 2013, "Upper extremity muscle volumes and functional strength after resistance training in older adults.", Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 21, (2), pp. 186-207
  • Meghan E Vidt, Melissa Daly, Michael E Miller, Cralen C Davis, Anthony P Marsh and Katherine R Saul, 2012, "Characterizing upper limb muscle volume and strength in older adults: a comparison with young adults", Journal of Biomechanics, 45, (2), pp. 334-341
  • Meghan E Vidt, Anthony C Santago, II, Anthony P Marsh, Eric J Hegedus, Christopher J Tuohy, Gary G Poehling, Michael T Freehill, Michael E Miller and Katherine R Saul, , "Modeling a rotator cuff tear: individualized shoulder muscle forces influence glenohumeral joint contact force predictions", Clinical Biomechanics, 60, pp. 20-29
  • Gretchen Roman, Daniel Peterson, Edward Ofori and Meghan E Vidt, , "Upper extremity biomechanics in native and non-native signers", WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation
  • Sujata Khandare, Molly Smallcomb, Klein Bailey, Geary Colby, Julianna C Simon and Meghan E Vidt, , "Comparison between dry needling and focused ultrasound on the mechanical properties of the rat Achilles tendon: A pilot study", Journal of Biomechanics, 120, pp. Article: 110384, p.1-5
  • Sujata Khandare, Richard Arce and Meghan E Vidt, , "Muscle compensatory strategies to maintain glenohumeral joint stability with increased rotator cuff tear severity: A simulation study"
  • Molly Smallcomb, Sujata Khandare, Meghan E Vidt and Julianna Simon, , "Ultrasound for tendinopathy: A review", Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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About

The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

122 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614

Email: bme@engr.psu.edu