Brittany Coats portrait
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Bioengineering
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Science
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Publications

  • Scott GG, Margulies SS & Coats B (2016). Utilizing multiple scale models to improve predictions of extra-axial hemorrhage in the immature piglet. Biomechanics and modeling in mechanobiology. Vol. 15, 1101-19. Published, 09/01/2016.
  • Coats B, Binenbaum G, Smith C, Peiffer RL, Christian CW, Duhaime AC & Margulies SS (2016). Cyclic Head Rotations Produce Modest Brain Injury in Infant Piglets. Journal of neurotrauma. Vol. 34, 235-247. Published, 05/01/2016.
  • Coats B and Shedd D. Biomechanics of eye injury in military scenarios. In. A. Gefen (Ed.) Mechanobiology and Mechanophysiology of Military-Related Injuries. New York: Spring. (2016). Published, 01/2016.
  • Binenbaum, Gil, Evans, Shaun M., Lee, Vivian & Coats, Brittany (2015). Evaluation of optic nerve compression as a potential cause of retinal hemorrhage in infants. Elsevier BV. Vol. 19(4), e37-e38. Published, 2015.
  • Li H, Gehrke C, Sant H, Coats B, Agarwal J, Gale BK. A new vascular coupler design for end-to-end anastomosis: fabrication and proof of concept evaluations. Journal of Medical Devices. 2015 Sept; 9(3):031002-6. Published, 09/2015.
  • Sullivan S, Eucker SA, Gabrieli D, Bradfield C, Coats B, Maltese MR, Lee J, Smith C & Margulies SS (2015). White matter tract-oriented deformation predicts traumatic axonal brain injury and reveals rotational direction-specific vulnerabilities. Biomechanics and modeling in mechanobiology. Vol. 14, 877-96. Published, 07/01/2015.
  • Sullivan S, Coats B & Margulies SS (2015). Biofidelic neck influences head kinematics of parietal and occipital impacts following short falls in infants. Accident; analysis and prevention. Vol. 82, 143-53. Published, 07/01/2015.
  • Payne A, de Bever J, Farrer A, Coats B, Parker DL & Christensen DA (2015). A simulation technique for 3D MR-guided acoustic radiation force imaging. Medical physics. Vol. 42, 674-84. Published, 02/01/2015.
  • Colter J, Williams A, Moran P & Coats B (2014). Age-related changes in dynamic moduli of ovine vitreous. Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials. Vol. 41, 315-24. Published, 12/01/2014.
  • Brooks, Amanda E., Brooks, Benjamin D., Coats, Brittany, Davidoff, Sherry N., Grainger, David W., Lawson, Scott, Sinclair, Kristofer D. & Williams, Alex G. (2014). Molded polymer-coated composite bone void filler improves tobramycin controlled release kinetics: Molded Polymer-Coated Composite Bone Void Filler. Wiley-Blackwell. n/a-n/a. Published, 2014.
  • Brooks BD, Sinclair KD, Davidoff SN, Lawson S, Williams AG, Coats B, Grainger DW & Brooks AE (2014). Molded polymer-coated composite bone void filler improves tobramycin controlled release kinetics. Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials. Vol. 102, 1074-83. Published, 06/01/2014.
  • Coats, Brittany & Saffioti, Jami M. (2013). Age Dependent and Anisotropic Material Properties of Immature Porcine Sclera. ASME International. V01AT05A015. Published, 2013.
  • Moran, Patrick & Coats, Brittany (2012). Biological Sample Preparation for SEM Imaging of Porcine Retina. Cambridge University Press (CUP). Vol. 20(02), 28-31. Published, 2012.
  • Tsai A, Coats B & Kleinman PK (2012). Stress profile of infant rib in the setting of child abuse: A finite element parametric study. Journal of biomechanics. Vol. 45, 1861-8. Published, 07/01/2012.
  • Coats B and Margulies SS. Material properties of the pediatric head. In J. Crandall, D. Meaney, & B. Myers (Eds), Pediatric Injury Biomechanics. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Published, 05/2012.
  • Coats B, Eucker S, Sullivan S, Margulies SS. Finite element model predictions of intracranial hemorrhage from non-impact rapid head rotations in the piglet. Published, 05/2012.
  • Margulies SS and Coats B. Biomechanics of head trauma in infants and young children. In C. Jenny (Ed), Child Abuse and Neglect: Diagnosis, treatment and evidence. Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier. (2010). Published, 09/15/2010.
  • Coats B, Binenbaum G, Peiffer RL, Forbes BJ & Margulies SS (2010). Ocular hemorrhages in neonatal porcine eyes from single, rapid rotational events. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. Vol. 51, 4792-7. Published, 08/01/2010.
  • Ibrahim NG, Natesh R, Szczesny SE, Ryall K, Eucker SA, Coats B & Margulies SS (2010). In situ deformations in the immature brain during rapid rotations. Journal of biomechanical engineering. Vol. 132, 044501. Published, 04/01/2010.
  • Margulies SS and Coats B. Biomechancis of pediatric TBI. In V. Anderson & K Yeates (eds), Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: New Frontiers in Clinical and Translational Research. New York: Cambridge University Press. (2010). Published, 03/15/2010.
  • Margulies SS, Coats B, Christian C, Forbes B, Duhaime AC. What can we learn from computational model studies of the eye? JAAPOS. 2009 Aug; 13(4):332. Published, 08/2009.
  • Coats B & Margulies SS (2008). Potential for head injuries in infants from low-height falls. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. Vol. 2, 321-30. Published, 11/01/2008.
  • Coats B, Ji S, & Margulies SS (2008). Parametric study of head impact in the infant. Stapp car crash journal. Vol. 51, 1-15. Published, 02/01/2008.
  • Coats B & Margulies SS (2006). Material properties of porcine parietal cortex. Journal of biomechanics. Vol. 39, 2521-5. Published, 09/01/2006.
  • Coats B & Margulies SS (2006). Material properties of human infant skull and suture at high rates. Journal of neurotrauma. Vol. 23, 1222-32. Published, 08/01/2006.
  • Coats B and Margulies SS. Characterization of pediatric porcine skull properties during impact. Proceedings of the International Conference of Biomechanics of Impact (IRCOBI). 2003:pp. 57-66. Published, 09/2003.
  • Prange MT, Coats B, Duhaime AC, Margulies SS. Anthropomorphic simulations of falls, shakes, and inflicted impacts for infants. J Neurosurg 2003, 99:143-150. Published, 07/2003.

Research Keywords

  • Vitreoretinal Disease
  • Vision
  • Traumatic Brain or Head Injury
  • Trauma
  • Retina
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ocular Trauma
  • Materials Testing
  • Injury in Children
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Eye Injuries
  • Disorders of the Optic Nerve
  • Child Abuse or Neglect
  • Brain Injury
  • Biomechanics

Presentations

  • Do Helmets Make Contact Sports Safer. 35th Annual National Neurotrauma Symposium. Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/10/2017.
  • Temporal Progression of Eye Injury following Blast Exposure. 6th Military Vision symposium on Ocular & Vision Injury. Boston, MA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/31/2017.
  • Simulating traumatic brain injury. Osher Lecture Series, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/16/2017.
  • Lee HK, Luo S, Colter J, Coats B, Cady N, Wirostko B, Mann B. Carboxymethylated Hyaluronic acid (CMHA-S) based ocular delivery of antibiotics. ARVO. Baltimore, MD. May 2017. Conference Paper, Refereed, Submitted, 12/2016.
  • Colter J, Lee HK, Mann B, Wirostko B, Coats B. Coefficient of friction between carboxymethylated hyaluronic acid (CMHA-S) films and ocular surface. ARVO. Baltimore, MD. May 2017. Selected for Podium Presentation. Conference Paper, Refereed, Submitted, 12/2016.
  • Colter J, Cady N, Mann B, Wirostko B, Coats B. Finite element design of a carboxymethylated hyaluronic acid (CMHA-S) ocular bandage. ARVO. Seattle, WA. May 2017. Conference Paper, Refereed, Submitted, 12/2016.
  • Basics: Biomechanics of abusive head trauma. 15th International Conference on SBS/AHT. Montreal, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/19/2016.
  • Using finite element analysis to improve deformation calculations in MRI imaging. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. Tel Aviv, Israel. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/14/2016.
  • Lee HK, Ham B, Luo S, Coats B, Cady N, Mann B, Rafii MJ, Wirostko, B. Cross-linked carboxymethylated hyaluronic acid (CMHA-S) based ocular sustained delivery of antibiotics. ARVO. Seattle, WA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2016.
  • Temporal progression of ocular pathology following primary blast exposure. Ophthalmology Grand Rounds. Moran Eye Center. University of Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/20/2016.

Research Groups

  • Robert Metcalf, Undergraduate Student. Mechanical Engineering. 09/01/2016 - 05/15/2017.

Research Equipment and Testing Expertise

  • 1 kN single column commercial testing frame (Instron model 5943) fitted with 5 N load cell. Delicate tension, compression, peel testing, multiple rates available. Contact: Brittany Coats , 5-0586 , 2120 MEB.
  • 15' blast shock wave tube.
  • AR-G2 Rheometer (TA Instruments) for dynamic shear, creep, or compression testing. Contact: Brittany Coats , 5-0586 , 2120 MEB.
  • Bioptigen Optical Coherence Tomography.
  • Finite Element Analysis Software: Abaqus, Patran, Hypermesh. Contact: Brittany Coats , 5-0586 , 2120 MEB.
  • high rate accelerometers, pressure transducers.

Languages

  • English, fluent.