Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Drexel University, 2012
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Drexel University, 2009
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Widener University, 2006
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer Mechanical, Delaware, #21997
Academic Appointments
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Widener University, 2013-2015
  • Post-doctoral Appointment, Mechanical Engineering Department, Tel Aviv University, 2012-2013
Professional Honors
  • ASME Nominee New Faces of Engineering, 2015
  • Fulbright Scholar, Tel Aviv University, 2012-2013
  • United States Department of Education GAANN Fellow, 2007-2011
  • Widener University's Service and Leadership Award, 2006
  • Tau Beta Pi Honor Society
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (member)
  • ASTM International, F-27 Snow and Water Sports (member)

Dr. Isaacs has a multidisciplinary background conducting research in bioengineering, materials science and engineering, and mechanical engineering. At Exponent, she focuses on issues involving human injury biomechanics and evaluates kinematics and mechanisms of injury. 

Dr. Isaacs' work includes evaluation of injuries occurring in vehicular, pedestrian, occupational, recreational, and fall-related accidents, as well as injuries associated with the use of consumer products.

Her doctoral research at Drexel University focused on spine biomechanics, the effects of degeneration and age on the intervertebral disc, and injectable hydrogels. She completed a Fulbright Fellowship at Tel Aviv University in Israel. During her time in Israel, she investigated predictive multi-parametric computational biomechanical models for diagnosis, management, and repair of lumbar spine pathology, as well as characterizing fiber reinforced bio-composite materials.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Isaacs was a visiting assistant professor in the mechanical engineering department at Widener University. During her tenure she taught a variety of undergraduate courses, acted as faculty advisor for the Society of Automotive Engineers, and participated in a myriad of STEM outreach events.