Wearable Health Lab
We are a team of researchers with expertise in clinical medicine, exercise physiology, computer science, and biostatistics.
Matthew Smuck, MD
Dr. Matthew Smuck is the Chief of PM&R and Associate Professor in the department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford Univeristy. Dr Smuck is also the Director and Founder of the Wearable Health Lab.
Kara Flavin, MD
Dr. Kara Flavin is a Clinical Asistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
Christy Tomkins-Lane, PhD
Christy Tomkins-Lane is a founding member of the Wearable Health Lab. Christy completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Medicine and both her M.Sc. and B.Sc in Kinesiology
Agnes is a Clinical Research Coordinator for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Post-Doctoral Fellows and Students
Anne Kuwabara, MD
Manoj Mohan, DO
Kevin Barrette, MD
Michael Lersten, MD
Surabhi Gopa Mundada
Charlies A. Odonkor
With a particular interest in musculoskeletal and mobility-limiting diseases, we analyze longitudinal and cross-sectional wearable biosensor data to uncover diesase specific patterns. Using insights from population science we apply this to gain new insights into disease mechanisms, and to develop tools for precision health. Here are some key examples of this work:
Selected Research Awards
2017 1st Place: Outstanding Paper Award: Meidcal and Interventional Spine, The Spine Journal
2016 Runner Up: Outstanding Paper Award: Surgical Science. The Spine Journal
2016 ISSLS Prize – International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine’s annual award for a single published manuscript.
2015 Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 PM&R Journal Best Original Resarch Award.
2014 Richard Materson ERF New Investigator Research Award
President’s Citation Award – American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
“Could Physical Activity Be a Magic Bullet Against Low Back Pain Among Overweight and Obese Americans?” The Back Letter, 2014 Jan; 29(1): 4-5.
Research Lab Director:
Harnessing the power of wearable biosensor data we are spanning the gap between a qualitative approach toward a quantitative approach to research, prevention and treatment of orthopaedic and neurological disease."