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Beth Wilcox, PhD

Research Scientist

Education and training:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in biomedical engineering, Brown University
  • Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering (concentration: electrical engineering), University of Rhode Island


  • Drive clinical, sports injury and performance, and tactical research.
  • Build a battery of biomechanical functional movement and sport-specific assessments to identify factors leading to performance or efficiency deficits and injury risk.
  • Work with industry partners and governmental agencies to validate and/or drive innovation in product and technology development.

Favorite form of exercise: Beth plays soccer, has run 20+ marathons, and regularly spends her 5:00 a.m. hour completing high intensity interval training (HIIT) and weightlifting workouts.  

About Beth

Beth Wilcox, PhD, is a biomedical engineer specializing in musculoskeletal biomechanics with experience spanning sports performance and injuries, space and military applications, and medical devices and rehabilitation interventions.

Dr. Wilcox has conducted research across both industry and academia, most recently as a principal scientist of translational engineering at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, where she focused on surgical strategy and instrumentation. Prior to that, she led the team in the Human Performance Engineering Lab at Reebok (Adidas) in Boston, whose primary focus was to design and conduct biomechanical, mechanical, physiological, and sensory research studies to evaluate footwear, apparel, sports equipment, and wearable technologies.

Prior to joining Reebok, Dr. Wilcox was a clinical research scientist and instructor of orthopedics (research) in the Department of Orthopedic Research at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital, where she focused on sports injury, neuromotor rehabilitation, and bioinstrumentation. She obtained her PhD in biomedical engineering from Brown University in 2014, where her doctoral thesis was focused on the biomechanics of sport-related mild traumatic brain injury.

Beth Wilcox adjusting sensors on the shoulder of a male client