Rachel Richardson

Rachel Richardson
Graduate Research Assistant, PhD Student
rer5xu@virginia.edu | 434.297.8008


Rachel Richardson is a PhD Student at the University of Virginia Center for Applied Biomechanics. While pursuing her undergraduate studies in biomedical engineering at the University of Virginia, her interests gravitated towards the field of biomechanics. The impactful exposure to the field at CAB as a part-time researcher during her undergraduate only further strengthened this passion, and she decided to take the deep dive into biomechanics research as a PhD student. Her research has focused on recreational off-highway vehicle accidents. She hopes to pursue research in orthopedics during her PhD.





  • BS, Biomedical Engineering – University of Virginia


Research Interests

  • Injury Biomechanics
  • Automotive Safety
  • Clinical Orthopedics
  • Data Analysis/Simulation


Other Interests

  • Power lifting, Hiking, Eating, Piano


Affiliations & Awards

  • University of Virginia Rodman Scholar, 2015
  • University of Virginia Beckman Scholar Finalist, 2015
  • Member – Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Member – Society of Women Engineers



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