Brian D. Stemper, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is also a Research Biomedical Engineer at the Zablocki VA Medical Center and an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Marquette University. He graduated with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University in May 2004. His areas of research include biomechanics of the head, neck, and spine with emphasis on the investigation of traumatic brain injury and spinal biomechanics using experimental, imaging, and computer modeling techniques.
Dr. Stemper has given over 70 invited lectures and briefings and published over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering and in advisory roles for the Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium (RMBS), Inc., and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and is an active member of the Society for Neuroscience, the National Neurotrauma Society, the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS), the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM), the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and ASME.
He received the Best Paper by a Young Investigator Award at the 2004 International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Impact (IRCOBI) Conference in Graz, Austria. He has also been active at national and international scientific conferences, serving as Program Chair for the 2009 RMBS Meeting in Milwaukee, WI, Program Committee Co-Chair (2006-08) for the Rachdian Society Annual Meeting in Kona, HI, and Track Coordinator for the 5th World Congress of Biomechanics in Munich, Germany.
He has also mentored numerous PhD and Master’s level engineering students from Marquette University and International Institutions, residents and fellows from the Department of Neurosurgery, MCW, and undergraduate engineering students from local Institutions.
Honors and Awards
1998 – 2000 – Teaching Assistant, College of Engineering, Marquette University
2000 – Alpha Eta Mu Beta, National Biomedical Engineering Honor Society
2000 – Best in Session Award, Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium
2004 – Best Paper by a Young Researcher, International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Impact
2006 – 2008 – Listed, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering
2006 – Best MS Student Paper Award (3rd Place, D. Board), Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium
2007 – 2010 – Listed, Who’s Who in America
2008 – Listed, Who’s Who in the World
2008 – Best Paper, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Resident Graduation Research Conference (S. Malik)
2009 – Best Student Paper, Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium (S. Storvik)
2010 – NASS Best Poster Presentation, North American Spine Society 25th Annual Meeting (J. Baisden)
BS, Biomedical Engineering, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI, 1998
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 2004
Biomechanics of the head, neck, and spine with emphasis on the investigation of trauma using experimental, imaging, and computer modeling techniques.
(Stemper BD, Shah AS, Harezlak J, Rowson S, Mihalik JP, Duma SM, Riggen LD, Brooks A, Cameron KL, Campbell D, DiFiori JP, Giza CC, Guskiewicz KM, Jackson J, McGinty GT, Svoboda SJ, McAllister TW, Broglio SP, McCrea M, CARE Consortium Investigators.) Ann Biomed Eng. 2018 Oct 22.
(Muelbl MJ, Slaker ML, Shah AS, Nawarawong NN, Gerndt CH, Budde MD, Stemper BD, Olsen CM.) Sci Rep. 2018 Jul 02;8(1):9941.
(Stemper BD, Chirvi S, Doan N, Baisden JL, Maiman DJ, Curry WH, Yoganandan N, Pintar FA, Paskoff G, Shender BS.) J Orthop Res. 2018 Jun;36(6):1747-1756.
(Rowson S, Duma SM, Stemper BD, Shah A, Mihalik JP, Harezlak J, Riggen LD, Giza CC, DiFiori JP, Brooks A, Guskiewicz K, Campbell D, McGinty G, Svoboda SJ, Cameron KL, Broglio SP, McAllister TW, McCrea M.) J Neurotrauma. 2018 02 15;35(4):681-690.
(Miller AP, Shah AS, Aperi BV, Kurpad SN, Stemper BD, Glavaski-Joksimovic A.) PLoS One. 2017;12(3):e0173167.
(Stemper BD, Shah AS, Chiariello R, Olsen CM, Budde MD, Glavaski-Joksimovic A, McCrea M, Kurpad SN, Pintar FA.) Ann Biomed Eng. 2016 Nov;44(11):3252-3265.
(Stemper BD, Corner BD.) J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Oct;46(10):834-844.
(Curry WH, Pintar FA, Doan NB, Nguyen HS, Eckardt G, Baisden JL, Maiman DJ, Paskoff GR, Shender BS, Stemper BD.) J Orthop Res. 2016 06;34(6):1084-91.
(Coogan JS, Francis WL, Eliason TD, Bredbenner TL, Stemper BD, Yoganandan N, Pintar FA, Nicolella DP.) Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2016;4:93.
(Stemper BD, Shah AS, Budde MD, Olsen CM, Glavaski-Joksimovic A, Kurpad SN, McCrea M, Pintar FA.) Front Neurol. 2016;7:31.
(Curry WH, Stemper BD, Pryzbylo J, Trueden J, Wilkins N, Paskoff GR, Shender BS.) Biomed Sci Instrum. 2015;51:297-302.
(Lim YW, Meyer NP, Shah AS, Budde MD, Stemper BD, Olsen CM.) PLoS One. 2015;10(4):e0125130.