Dr. Forman is a Principal Scientist at the Center for Applied Biomechanics at the University of Virginia (UVA) and an Associate Fellow at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Jason Forman, PhD is a Principal Scientist at the Center for Applied Biomechanics at the University of Virginia (UVA) and an Associate Fellow at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He has over 11 years of experience in injury biomechanics research, spanning topics from dummy and injury risk function development to the micro-mechanical behavior of biological tissues. After completing his graduate work at the UVA Center for Applied Biomechanics, Dr. Forman served for two years as the Deputy Director for Science at the European Center for Injury Prevention (Pamplona, Spain).
Upon returning to UVA, Dr. Forman continued in experimental biomechanics research, with a focus on the development of and biofidelity evaluation of anthropomorphic test devices; the execution of full-scale impact biomechanics experiments with dummies and other models in simulated automobile collision environments; the development of injury risk functions for use with dummies and computational models; field data analysis for injury risk factor evaluation; and investigating the effects of factors such as aging and obesity on injury risk.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – University of Virginia Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Bachelor of Science (BS) – University of Virginia Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Principal Scientist, Center for Applied Biomechanics
Associate Fellow, Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine
University of Virginia MAE Research Scientist of the Year, 2017
Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, Young Achiever Award, 2014
University of Virginia, Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies – Award for Excellence in Scholarship, 2008
Best Student Paper Award, 52nd Annual Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine
John Paul Stapp Award, Best Paper, 50th Stapp Car Crash Conference, 2006
Forman J, et. al. Injury Tolerance of the Wrist and Distal Forearm To Impact Loading. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2014; 77(3 Suppl 2):S176-83.
Forman J, et.al. Occupant Kinematics and Shoulder Belt Retention in Far-Side Lateral and Oblique Collisions: A Parametric Study. Stapp Car Crash Journal. 2013; 57:343-385.
Forman J, et al. Predicting Rib Fracture Risk with Whole-Body Finite Element Models: Development and Preliminary Evaluation of a Probabilistic Analytical Framework. Annals of Advances in Automotive Medicine. 2012; 56:109-124.
Forman J, Kent R. The Effect of Calcification on the Structural Mechanics of the Costal Cartilage. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. 2012; 17(2):94-107.
Modeling the Costal Cartilage Using Local Material Properties with Consideration for Gross Inhomogeneities. Journal of Biomechanics. 2011; 44(5):910-916.