Lauren Heckelman

My name is Lauren Heckelman, and I'm a proud three-time Duke University alumna. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in biomedical engineering (BME) in Spring 2016, a Master of Science in BME in Fall 2017, and I defended my dissertation for my PhD in BME in December 2021. I also completed the Duke Graduate School's Certificate in College Teaching and the Thompson Writing Program's Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching Writing in the Disciplines during my PhD studies.


I work in Dr. Lou DeFrate's Musculoskeletal Bioengineering Laboratory, where my current research involves using magnetic resonance imaging, solid modeling, and image processing techniques to investigate human hip and knee mechanics in vivo. My research interests include orthopaedic biomechanics, musculoskeletal imaging, and signal and image processing.