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Bethany Rowson, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
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440 Kelly Hall
325 Stanger St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Virginia Tech Helmet Lab

Research Areas

  • Biomechanics


  • Virginia Tech: Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, 2016
  • Virginia Tech: D.V.M., 2015

Recent Publications

Campolettano ET, Bland ML, Gellner RA, Sproule DW, Rowson B, Tyson AM, Duma SM, Rowson S. “Ranges of injury risk associated with impact from unmanned aircraft systems.” Annals of biomedical engineering, 2017. 45(12): p. 2733-41.

Rowson B, Terrell EJ, and Rowson S. "Quantifying the effect of the facemask on helmet performance." Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, 2017. 1754337117707859.

Rowson S, Bland ML, Campolettano ET, Press JN, Rowson B, Smith JA, Sproule DW, Tyson AM, and Duma SM. "Biomechanical perspectives on concussion in sport." Sports medicine and arthroscopy review, 2016. 24(3): p. 100-107.

Rowson B, Rowson S, and Duma SM. "Hockey STAR: a methodology for assessing the biomechanical performance of hockey helmets." Annals of biomedical engineering, 2015. 43(10): p. 2429-43.