Arin M. Ellingson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Therapy

Arin M. Ellingson

Contact Info

ellin224@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-625-1471

Fax 612-625-4274

Office Address:
Program in Physical Therapy
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
MMC 388
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Therapy


Post-Doctoral Fellow, Mayo Clinic (Orthopedic Surgery), 2013-2015

PhD, University of Minnesota (Biomedical Engineering), 2013

BS, University of Wisconsin (Biomedical Engineering), 2008

Summary

Awards & Recognition

  • K12 Scholar - Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Engineering Career Development Program, 2016
  • NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP) Award Recipient, 2015
  • NIH T32 Musculoskeletal Research Training Grant Post-Doctoral Fellow - Mayo Clinic, 2013-2015
  • American Society of Biomechanics Young Scientist Pre-Doctoral Award, 2013
  • NIH T32 Musculoskeletal Training Grant Post-Doctoral Fellow - University of Minnesota, 2011-2013
  • University of Minnesota GAPSA Scholarly Travel Grant, 2012
  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship - University of Minnesota (Declined), 2012
  • The Schoofs Prize for Creativity design Competition, First Place, 2008
  • RERC on AMI International Design Competition, Second Place, 2008
  • Certification of Recognition for Undergraduate Research Efforts, 2008
  • Biology in Engineering Certificate, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2008
  • Outstanding Performance in Biomedical Engineering Scholarship, 2008
  • University of Wisconsin - College of Enginering Dean's List, 2004-2008 

Professional Associations

  • American Society of Biomechanics
  • Orthopaedic Research Society

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Functional Biomechanics of the Spine (Lumbar and Cervical), Instability, Intervertebral Degeneration, Scoliosis

Research Funding Grants

Current Funded Research:

Scoliosis Research Society: Biomechanical and Mechanical Intervertebral Disc Profiles in Developmental Spinal Deformities

Publications

Selected Publications:

  • Ellingson AM, Shaw MN, Giambini H, An KN. Comparative Role of Disc Degeneration and Ligament Failure on Functional Mechanics of the Lumbar Spine. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. In Press
  • Ellingson AM and Nuckley DJ. Helical Axes Patterns of the Lumbar Spine Altered by Severity of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration. Journal of Biomechanics, 2015. 48(2): 361-9.
  • Ellingson AM, Nagel TM, Polly Jr. DW, Ellermann J, Nuckley DJ. Quantitative T2* (T2 star) Relaxation Times Predict Site Specific Proteoglycan Content and Residual Mechanics of the Intervertebral Disc Throughout Degeneration. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2014. 32(8): 1083-9.
  • Schroeder D, Korsakov F, Knipe C, Thorson L, Ellingson AM, Nuckley D, Carlis J, Keefe DF. Trend-Centric Motion Visualization: Designing and Applying a New Strategy for Analyzing Scientific Motion Collections. Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Transactions on.2014;20(12): 2644-2653.
  • Ellingson AM, Mehta, H, Polly Jr. DW, Ellermann J, Nuckley DJ. Disc Degeneration Assessed by Quantitative T2* (T2 star) Correlated with Functional Lumbar Mechanics. Spine, 2013. 38(24): E1533-40.
  • Ellingson AM, Yelisetti V, Schulz CA, Bronfort G, Downing J, Keefe DF, and Nuckley DJ. Instantaneous Helical Axis Methodology to Identify Aberrant Neck Motion. Clinical Biomechanics, 2013. 28(7):731-735.
  • Dahl MC, Ellingson AM, Mehta HP, Huelman JH, Nuckley DJ. The Biomechanics of a Multilevel Lumbar Spine Hybrid Using Nucleus Replacement in Conjunction with Fusion. The Spine Journal, 2013(2): 175-183.
  • Ellingson AM, Nuckley DJ. Intervertebral Disc Viscoelastic Parameters and Residual Mechanics Spatially Quantified using a Hybrid Confined / In Situ Indentation Method. Journal of Biomechanics, 2012. 45(3): 491-6.
  • Mehta H, Santos E, Ledonio C, Sembrano J, Ellingson A, Pare P, Murrell B, and Nuckley DJ. Biomechanical Analysis of Pedicle Screw Thread Differential Design in an Osteoporotic Cadaver Model.Clinical Biomechanics, 2012. 27(3): 234-40.
  • Coffey D, Korsakov F, Ewert M, Hagh-Shenas H, Thorson L, Ellingson A, Nuckley DJ, Keefe DF. Visualizing Motion Data in Virtual Reality: Understanding the Roles of Animation, Interaction, and Static Presentation. Computer Graphics Forum,2012. 31(3): 1215-24.
  • Jackson B, Coffey D, Thorson L, Schroeder D, Ellingson AM, Nuckley DJ, Keefe DF. Toward Mixed Method Evaluations of Scientific Visualizations and Design Process as an Evaluation Tool.BELIV 2012: Beyond Time and Errors: Novel Evaluation Methods for Visualization, Workshop at IEEE VisWeek 2012, 2012.
  • Wheeler DJ, Freeman AL, Ellingson AM, Nuckley DJ, Buckley JM, Scheer JK, Crawford NR, Bechtold JE. Inter-Laboratory Variability in in vitro Spinal Segment Flexibility Testing. Journal of Biomechanics, 2011. 44(13): 2383-7.

Teaching

Teaching Areas

Clinical Biomechanics; Advanced Biomechanics; Human Kinetics