Cameron Bass

Cameron Bass

Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Cameron Bass


Dr. Bass has spent over 30 years developing brain, spinal, thoracic, abdominal, extremity, and other risk models applicable to humans. This work includes developing pre-clinical, computational and physical models for various traumatic conditions, then scaling or translating this research to humans. These models assess human injuries and behavioral sequelae as a pathophysiological response to injury states.

Dr. Bass is an internationally recognized expert in civilian and military biomechanics, including blunt, blast and ballistic biomechanics, with over 25 years of experience helping the U.S. and other allied militaries solve operational biomechanics problems. Typical projects have ranged from mine blast injury assessment to spinal injuries in high-speed craft to assessments of surgeries at sea in high sea state motion environments.

Following postdoctoral experience (NSF Fellowship) developing injury biomechanics models for blunt impact at the University of Virginia, Dr. Bass established a high-rate biomechanics program at the University of Virginia Center for Applied Biomechanics from 1996-2008. He transitioned to Duke University in 2008 as the Director of the Injury Biomechanics Laboratory (2008-23) in the Biomedical Engineering Department and the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke University. He has over 130 peer-reviewed publications in injury biomechanics, statistical modeling, tissue biomechanics, injury epidemiology, and device development. He has a proven record of leading and participating in complex multidisciplinary multi-institutional research projects.

Research Interests

Injury biomechanics, assessing human injury and/or fatality risk from various vocational, occupational, vehicular, and military exposures

Courses taught by Cameron Bass

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024

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