Thomas Seacrist, MBE is a Project Manager for biomechanics research in the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Thomas has been a member of CIRP since 2007 with the primary responsibility of overseeing adult and pediatric human volunteer movement experiments and evaluating pediatric anthropomorphic test dummy (ATD) biofidelity. Thomas’s work also includes quantifying mechanical response of the pediatric thorax during cardiopulmonary resuscitation as well as detecting differences in driving behavior between novice and experienced drivers using simulated driving assessments. He has presented and published internationally at pediatric, biomechanics, and engineering venues.
Prior to his arrival at CIRP, Thomas studied the biomechanics of human motion in children with cerebral palsy at the National Rehabilitation Hospital and performed mechanical testing on bioengineered cartilage equivalents in the Orthopedics Research Department at A. I. duPont Hospital for Children. Thomas holds Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.