Joel Stitzel, Ph.D.


Wake Forest University Health Sciences Medical Center Blvd. Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1022

Phone: (336) 716-5597


Recent Project Descriptions 




Video of impact to carotid artery [preliminary model, testing geometry, and element size]:


  • Kennedy EA, Ng TP, McNally C, Stitzel JD, Duma SM. Risk functions for human and porcine eye rupture based on projectile characteristics of blunt objects. Stapp Car Crash J. 2006 Nov;50:651-71.
  • Stitzel J, Cormier J, Barretta J, Kennedy E, Smith E, Rath A, Duma S. (2003) "Defining Regional Variation in the Material Properties of Human Rib Cortical Bone and its Effect on Fracture Prediction," Stapp Car Crash Journal, Vol. 47
  • Moorcroft D, Duma S, Stitzel J, Duma G. (2003) "Computational Modeling of the Pregnant Occupant: Predicting the Risk of Injury in Automobile Crashes," American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Accepted for publication).
  • Stitzel J, Duma S, Herring I, Cormier J. (2002) "A Nonlinear Finite Element Model of the Eye with Experimental Validation for the Prediction of Globe Rupture," Stapp Car Crash Journal, Vol. 46, pp. 81-102
  • Stitzel J, Pawlowski K, Wnek G, Simpson D, Bowlin G. (2001) "Arterial Smooth Muscle Cell Proliferation on a Novel Biomimicking, Biodegradable Vascular Graft Scaffold." Journal of Biomaterials Applications, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 22-33