Anne Su, Ph.D.
 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Health Sciences and Human Perform
 Office: JH 146
 Phone: 216-687-3546
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 146, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Ph.D., Physical Anthropology, Stony Brook University, 2011
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1999
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 1997
Brief Bio:
Anne Su is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Health Sciences at Cleveland State University.   Her primary teaching area is in Human Gross Anatomy, both lecture and laboratory courses.  She has previously taught gross anatomy at Stony Brook University's School of Medicine, Ohio University's College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Gannon University.

Dr. Su's primary background and research interest is in biomechanics.  She has undergraduate and master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and the University of Michigan, respectively, during which she gained experience in medical device design, spinal biomechanics and implant design, ergonomic design, and human movement analysis.   Before pursuing her doctoral degree, Dr. Su worked as a Research Engineer in the Biomedical Engineering department of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, helping to develop computational models of human and animal movement for application in studies of injury mechanisms.  

Dr. Su's graduate work and current interests are in evolutionary and comparative biomechanics.  Her doctoral work in physical anthropology at Stony Brook University focused on the differences and functional morphology of trabecular bone in the ankle joint of humans compared to the great apes.  The results of these data are currently being applied in the functional analysis of fossil hominin bones to help understand the origin of human bipedal locomotion.  Other research projects continue to investigate the relationship between bone morphology and function.
Research Interests:
My multidisciplinary background and interests involve the integration of research from engineering (human and animal gait mechanics, joint and tissue biomechanics), the health sciences (anatomy, radiology), anthropology, and paleontology.  In particular, my research focuses on musculoskeletal biomechanics, functional morphology, and human skeletal evolution.  I am currently investigating the comparative and functional biomechanics of the human foot and ankle, with the hypothesis that different modes of locomotion will be manifested in distinct internal and external bone morphology.
Professional Affiliations:
American Association of Anatomists (AAA)
American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA)
American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA)
American Society of Biomechanics (ASB)
Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB)
Professional Experience:
Anthropological Field Experience:
2008. Fayum Depression, Egypt. Collection of Eocene-Oligocene mammalian fossils.
2007. World Trade Center Forensic Recovery Operation, Phillips & Jordan, Inc. Wet
sifting of debris for human remains.
2006. Koobi Fora Research Project, Turkana Basin, Kenya. Collection of Plio-pleistocene
mammalian fossils.

Engineering Experience:
1999-2004. Research Engineer, Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Group, Department of
Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland OH
1997-1998. Research and Development Engineer, STERIS Corporation, Mentor OH