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Associate Professor
Director - Injury Biomechanics Research Center
Director - Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies

306 Atwell Hall
453 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus OH 43210

Phone: 614-688-4015
Email: john.bolte@osumc.edu

Primary Professional Areas of Interest

  • Injury
  • Biomechanics 
  • Mechanisms of Injury
  • Car Crash Safety 

Research Focus

I am a leader in the field of injury biomechanics and an expert in the experimental analysis of human injury tolerance and mechanisms under different loading conditions. I established and serve as Director of the Injury Biomechanics Research Center (IBRC) at The Ohio State University. The IBRC is a multidisciplinary research center dedicated to investigating relationships between human injury and physical mechanical properties. I lead a vast collaborative team comprised of specialists from numerous disciplines including mechanical and biomedical engineering, orthopaedics, physical therapy, anatomy, anthropology, and other medical professions. Special interest is focused in the IBRC on studying occupant safety, with an emphasis on underrepresented and high-risk populations such as pediatrics and elderly persons. 

Recent Publications

Boucher, LC, Bing, J, Bolte IV, JH. (2015). Biofidelity Evaluation of a Prototype Hybrid III 6-Year Old ATD Lower Extremity. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. February 2016, pp 1-11. 

Danelson, KA, Kemper, AR, Mason, MJ, Tegtmeyer, RM, Swiatkowski, SA, Bolte IV, JH, Hardy, WN.(2015). Comparison of ATD to PMHS Response in the Under-Body Blast Environment, Stapp Car Crash Journal. [Peer-Review]

Bing, JA, Bolte IV, JH, Agnew. (2015). Investigation of Child Restraint System (CRS) Compatibility in the Vehicle Seat Environment. Traffic Injury Prevention, Vol 16: S1-S8. [Peer-Review]

Recent Presentations

Bolte IV JH, Presenter. “Pediatric Safety – Updates on CRS Fit & ATD Biomechanics.” 2016 Automotive Safety Council Annual General Meeting. Tucson, Arizona, United States (March 2016)

Bolte IV JH, Presenter. “The ABCs and 123s of Pediatric ATDs.” Keynote speaker at 2015 Central Ohio Child Passenger Safety Conference. Columbus, Ohio, United States (October 2015) 

Bolte IV JH, Presenter.  “Child Protection Research at the IBRC.” 4th Biennial workshop on Setting the Future Agenda for Child Occupant Protection, Goteborg, Sweden (September 2015) 

Bolte IV JH, Presenter. “The ABCs and 123s of Pediatric ATDs.” Keynote speaker at 2015 Northeast Ohio Child Passenger Safety Conference. Cleveland, Ohio, United States (March 2015)

Courses Taught

Engineering Focused:
  • Research in Biomedical Engineering 8999- Course Director
  • Research in Mechanical Engineering 8999- Course Director
  • Advanced Topics in Injury Biomechanics 7892- Course Director
  • Advanced Topics in Injury Biomechanics 820- Course Director
  • Gross Anatomy for Graduate Engineers 6220- Course Director
  • Gross Anatomy for Graduate Engineers 720- Course Director
  • Individual Studies in Biomedical Engineering 5193 - Course Director
  • Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Engineering 4998 - Course Director
  • Human Structure and Function for Engineers 2220- Course Director, Instructor
  • Anatomy for Undergraduate Engineers 220- Course Director
  • Introduction to Design in Biomedical Engineering 687- Course Director

Anatomy Focused:

  • Research in Anatomy 8999- Course Director
  • Radiologic Anatomy 7500- Course Director
  • Graduate Human Gross Anatomy 6900- Course Director, Instructor
  • Gross Anatomy for Medical Students- Instructor
  • Research Seminar in Anatomy 850- Course Director
  • Advanced Regional Dissection- Course Director
  • Individual Studies in Anatomy- Course Director

Major Awards

2016:  The Ohio State University Senior Distinguished Investigator Award
The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2014: Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor- Nomination
Undergraduate Research Office, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2012: Elaine Wodzin Young Achiever Award
Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, Seattle, Washington

2010: CChIPS Best Presenter Award
Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies, Philadelphia, PA

2009: Outstanding Student Organization Advisor – Block “O”
Student Life, The Ohio State University

2008: Excellence in Research and Teaching
School of Biomedical Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Education

  • 2000-2004: PhD – Biomedical Engineering (Anatomy graduate minor)
  • 1998-2000: MS – Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • 1993-1998: BS – Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

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