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Dr. Koren Roach



Assistant Professor

Schulich School of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Assistant Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Radiology

Full Member

McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health

Child Health & Wellness Researcher

Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute

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Office: CCIT124


Educational Background

PhD Bioengineering, University of Utah,

BSc Biomedical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute,


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Research Interests

My research leverages multimodal analyses that investigate how joint biomechanics, quantitative measures of joint health (via MRI), physical activity, and demographics, particularly sex differences, contribute to the onset and progression of musculoskeletal diseases, such as osteoarthritis. My long-term research goal is to identify biomechanical and/or image-based biomarkers that predict patients who are at a higher risk for osteoarthritis at a time point when non-surgical, interventional treatments are most likely to effectively prevent progression of the disease.