Dr. Tishya Wren

Dr. Tishya Wren

Dr. Wren is Director of Research for the Children’s Orthopaedic Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and an Professor of Orthopaedics, Radiology, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.  She received her undergraduate degree (BA, 1992) from Amherst College in Computer Science and her MS (1994) and PhD (1997) degrees from Stanford University in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in Biomechanical Engineering.  Dr. Wren’s research focuses on technical and applied aspects of motion analysis, musculoskeletal development, and sports medicine.  She has a particular research interest in children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and other neuromuscular disorders and has conducted extensive research to understand how gait analysis influences clinical decision making, treatment, and outcomes.  She has over 120 publications in peer-reviewed journals.  Dr. Wren is a past president of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS) and is an Associate Editor of the journal Gait and Posture.