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Search Program Faculty/Research

Todd BredBenner, Ph.D.

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RESEARCH

Dr. Todd BredBenner is a Senior Research Engineer at the Southwest Research Institute.  

Journal Articles

Coogan, J.S., Francis, W.L., Eliason, T.D., Bredbenner, T.L., Stemper, B.D., Yoganandan, N., Nicolella, D.P. Finite element study of a lumbar intervertebral disc nucleus replacement device. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. 4: 93, 2016.

Nyman, J.S., Uppuganti, S., Makowski, A.J., Rowland, B.J., Merkel, A.R., Sterling, J.A., Bredbenner, T.L., Perrien, D.S. Predicting mouse vertebra strength with micro-computed tomography-derived finite element analysis. BoneKEy Reports. 4(664), 2015. PMID: 25908967.

Bredbenner, T.L., Eliason, T.D., Francis, W.L., McFarland, J.M., Merkle, A., Nicolella, D.P. Development and validation of a statistical shape modeling-based finite element model of the cervical spine under low-level multiple direction loading conditions. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. 2: 58, 2014. PMID: 25506051.

Bredbenner, T.L., Mason, R.L., Havill, L.M., Orwoll, E.S., Nicolella, D.P. for the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) Study. Fracture risk predictions based on statistical shape and density modeling of the proximal femur. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 29(9): 2090-2100, 2014. PMID: 24692132. (Erratum: J Bone Miner Res. 30(1):197, 2015.)

Cheng, X., Tsao, C., Sylvia, V., Cornet, D., Nicolella, D., Bredbenner, T., Christy, R. Platelet-derived Growth Factor (PDGF)-releasing Aligned Collagen-Nanoparticle Fibers Promote the Proliferation and Tenogenic Differentiation of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells (ADSCs). Acta Biomaterialia 10(3): 1360-1369, 2014. PMID: 24291329.

Poenitzsch, V.Z., Bredbenner, T.L., Hornsby, P.J., Cornell, L., Cheng, X. Electrochemically Directed Assembly of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) and Collagen Macromolecules into Macroscopic Hybrid Fibers. Open Journal of Advanced Materials Research 1(1): 7-12, 2013.

Macrini, T.E., Coan, H.B., Levine, S.M., Lerma, T., Saks, C.D., Araujo D.J., Bredbenner, T.L., Coutts, R.D., Nicolella, D.P., Havill, L.M. Reproductive status and sex show strong effects on knee OA in a baboon model. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 21: 839-848, 2013. PMID: 23499674.

Nicolella, D.P., Bredbenner, T.L. Development of a parametric finite element model of the proximal femur using statistical shape and density modeling. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 15(2): 101-110, 2012. PMID: 21360361.

Bredbenner, T.L., Eliason, T.D., Potter, R.S., Mason, R.L., Havill, L.M., Nicolella, D.P. Statistical shape modeling describes variation in tibia and femur surface geometry between control and incidence groups from the Osteoarthritis Initiative Database. Journal of Biomechanics 43: 1780-1786, 2010. PMID: 20227696.

Havill, L.M., Allen, M.R., Bredbenner, T.L., Burr, D.B., Nicolella, D.P., Turner, C.H., Warren, D.M., Mahaney, M.C. Heritability of lumbar trabecular bone mechanical properties in baboons. Bone 46(3): 835-40, 2010, PMID: 19900599.

Hansen, H.L., Bredbenner, T.L., Nicolella, D.P., Mahaney, M.C., Havill, L.M. Cross-sectional geometry of the femoral midshaft in baboons is heritable. Bone 45(5): 892-897, 2009. PMID: 19523547.

 Bredbenner T.L., Davy D.T. The effect of damage on the viscoelastic behavior of human vertebral trabecular bone. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 128(4): 473-480, 2006. PMID: 16813438.

Bredbenner T.L., Snyder S.A., Mazloomi F.R., Le T., Wilber R.G. Subtrochanteric fixation stability depends on discrete fracture surface points. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (432), 2005. PMID: 15738825.

Bredbenner T.L., Haug R.H. Substitutes for human cadaveric bone in maxillofacial rigid fixation research. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics 90(5): 574-580, 2000. PMID: 11077379.

Haug R.H., Nuveen E., Bredbenner T. An evaluation of the support provided by common internal orbital reconstruction materials. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 57(5): 564-570, 1999. PMID: 10319830.

Senior Research Engineer

Southwest Research Institute 

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering (Biomechanics), Case Western Reserve University, 2003

M.S.E., Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1994

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1992

Contact

Phone: (210) 522-3565

Email: todd.bredbenner@swri.org