Myers area of expertise is in understanding the structural and material behavior of biological soft tissues with a specific focus on the female reproductive system and the biomechanics of pregnancy. Myers’ research utilizes experimental, theoretical, and computational mechanics to calculate, visualize, and study the loading environment of pregnancy and postpartum recovery. In collaboration with Columbia’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, her ultimate research goals are to understand the causes of preterm birth and to provide a computational tool to clinically diagnose and guide treatment for the prevention of preterm birth. Myers received her Mechanical Engineering doctorate and master’s degree from MIT and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. In 2015 Myers was awarded the National Science Foundation CAREER award to develop the framework to model hormone-mediated tissue growth and remodeling of the uterine cervix during pregnancy, and in 2017 she was awarded the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Y.C. Fung Young Investigators award for her contributions to the field of biomechanics.
Biography current as of January 29, 2019