Dr. Weaver is an Associate Professor of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Center for Injury Biomechanics at Wake Forest University and an Associate Fellow at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Injury Research and Prevention. She has extensive experience in injury biomechanics research.
Ashley A. Weaver, PhD is an Associate Fellow at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) Center for Injury Research and Prevention and an Associate Professor of the Department of Biomedical Engineering conducting research in the Center for Injury Biomechanics at Wake Forest University. She has 12+ years of experience in the injury biomechanics field with research encompassing field data analyses, medical image processing, and human body finite element modeling to study automotive, military, and aerospace trauma in adults and children.
Dr. Weaver has authored over 80 journal articles. She is currently Co-I of a Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN) center, Co-PI of a Toyota-sponsored human body modeling project, PI of a NASA study evaluating spine injury risk in spacecraft landings, PI of a NIA K25 grant on osteoporosis, and Co-PI of a NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates site. Additionally, she has been Co-PI or Co-I of several studies funded by NHTSA and industry (Toyota; CHOP/The Ohio State University's Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies) on human body modeling of crashes, advanced automatic crash notification, AIS coding, and injury-related disability.
BS, North Carolina University (Biomedical Engineering), 2008
MS, Wake Forest University (Biomedical Engineering), 2010
PhD, Wake Forest University (Biomedical Engineering), 2013
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Graduate Recruitment Director, Biomedical Engineering, Wake Forest Campus of the VT-WFU School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences
REU Co-Director, Biomedical Engineering, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Member & Student Affairs Committee, Biomedical Engineering Society, 2006 – Present
Member, Scientific Programming Committee, and AIS Committee Vice-Chair, Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, 2010 – Present
Member, American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, 2019 - Present
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2010-2013
William Preston Society Master’s Thesis Gold Watch Award, Math, Physical Sciences and Engineering Category, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 2010
2013 John D. States Best Student Paper Award, “Mortality-based quantification of injury severity for frequently occurring motor vehicle crash injuries.” Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine 57th Annual Scientific Conference, Quebec City, Canada, 2013
JSAE Excellent Technical Paper Presentation Award, “Injury Severity, Time Sensitivity, and Predictability Quantification for Use in Motor Vehicle Crash Occupant Triage”, JSAE Annual Congress, Pacifico Yokohama, Japan, 2015
Best Paper Award, Hartka T, Gancayco C, McMurry T, Robson M, Weaver A. “Accuracy of algorithms to predict injury severity in older adults for trauma triage.” Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine Annual Scientific Conference, Madrid, Spain, 2019
Elaine Woodson Young Achievers Award, Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, 2020
Early Career Investigator Award (Basic/Translational Science), Wake Forest School of Medicine, 2020
Weaver AA, Talton JW, Barnard RT, Stitzel JD, Zonfrillo MR. Age-based Differences in the Disability of Extremity Injuries in Pediatric and Adult Occupants. Traffic Inj Prev. 2019(sup2):S96-S102.
Doud AN, Schoell SL, Talton JW, Barnard RT, Petty JK, Stitzel JD, Weaver AA. Characterization of the Occult Nature of Frequently Occurring Pediatric Motor Vehicle Crash Injuries. Accid Anal Prev. 2018;113:12-18.
Doud AN, Schoell SL, Talton JW, Barnard RT, Petty JK, Meredith JW, Martin RS, Stitzel JD, Weaver AA. Predicting Pediatric Patients that Require Care at a Trauma Center: Analysis of Injuries and Other Factors. J Am Coll Surg. 2018;226(1):70-79.e8.
Schoell SL, Weaver AA, Talton JW, Barnard RT, Baker G, Stitzel JD, Zonfrillo MR. Functional Outcomes of Motor Vehicle Crash Thoracic Injuries in Pediatric and Adult Occupants. Traffic Inj Prev. 2018;19(3):280-86.
Doud AN, Schoell SL, Weaver AA, Talton JW, Barnard RT, Petty JK, Stitzel JD. Disability Risk in Pediatric Motor Vehicle Crash Occupants. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017;82(5):933-38.