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Catherine Ford Corrigan, Ph.D.

Group Vice President & Principal


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Dr. Corrigan is a Group Vice President of Exponent, Inc., and is responsible for the Firm’s Vehicle Engineering, Biomechanics, Human Factors, and Statistics and Data Sciences Practices, as well as Visual Communications. Dr. Corrigan addresses issues involving the biomechanics of human injury, with expertise in the areas of human tolerance, occupant kinematics, and rigid body dynamics. Her work includes analysis of traumatic injuries associated with transportation, heavy equipment, falls, consumer products, and the workplace. Her research activities have included studies of occupant kinematics and injuries in the automotive environment, bone and joint mechanics, pediatric biomechanics, and the mechanics of central nervous system injury. Dr. Corrigan’s experience also includes computerized accident simulation and field accident data analysis.

Dr. Corrigan has also held appointments as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Temple University, and as Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Corrigan was a researcher at the Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory of Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

  • Ph.D., Medical Engineering and Medical Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1996
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1992
  • B.S., Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Sigma Xi
  • Tau Beta Pi Sophomore of the Year Award
  • American Association of University Women Engineering Dissertation Fellow
  • Irwin S. Chanin Fellow in Medical Engineering & Medical Physics
  • Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Research Fellow in Health Sciences & Technology
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow
  • Herman P. Schwan Award for Academic Achievement in Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania