Director of Skeletal Biology Research Lab and Associate Professor
279 Hamilton Hall
1645 Neil Ave
Areas of Expertise
- Human anatomy
- Biological anthropology
- PhD in Anthropology from The Ohio State University
Professor Agnew's current interests are focused on skeletal biology, specifically the role of bone quality and its affect on fracture risk in pediatric and elderly populations. This is especially important in the injury biomechanics field for indirectly assessing vehicle safety standards through trauma research.
She also has interests in paleopathology, functional and evolutionary anatomy, skeletal growth and development, and bioarchaeology. In addition, her experience in gross and histological identification of skeletal features often leads to consultation in forensic cases for search and recovery, identification, and analysis of human remains.