Todd BredBenner, Ph.D.


Dr. Todd BredBenner is a Senior Research Engineer at the Southwest Research Institute.  

Journal Articles

Coogan, J.S., Francis, W.L., Eliason, T.D., Bredbenner, T.L., Stemper, B.D., Yoganandan, N., Nicolella, D.P. Finite element study of a lumbar intervertebral disc nucleus replacement device. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. 4: 93, 2016.

Nyman, J.S., Uppuganti, S., Makowski, A.J., Rowland, B.J., Merkel, A.R., Sterling, J.A., Bredbenner, T.L., Perrien, D.S. Predicting mouse vertebra strength with micro-computed tomography-derived finite element analysis. BoneKEy Reports. 4(664), 2015. PMID: 25908967.

Bredbenner, T.L., Eliason, T.D., Francis, W.L., McFarland, J.M., Merkle, A., Nicolella, D.P. Development and validation of a statistical shape modeling-based finite element model of the cervical spine under low-level multiple direction loading conditions. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. 2: 58, 2014. PMID: 25506051.

Bredbenner, T.L., Mason, R.L., Havill, L.M., Orwoll, E.S., Nicolella, D.P. for the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) Study. Fracture risk predictions based on statistical shape and density modeling of the proximal femur. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 29(9): 2090-2100, 2014. PMID: 24692132. (Erratum: J Bone Miner Res. 30(1):197, 2015.)

Cheng, X., Tsao, C., Sylvia, V., Cornet, D., Nicolella, D., Bredbenner, T., Christy, R. Platelet-derived Growth Factor (PDGF)-releasing Aligned Collagen-Nanoparticle Fibers Promote the Proliferation and Tenogenic Differentiation of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells (ADSCs). Acta Biomaterialia 10(3): 1360-1369, 2014. PMID: 24291329.

Poenitzsch, V.Z., Bredbenner, T.L., Hornsby, P.J., Cornell, L., Cheng, X. Electrochemically Directed Assembly of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) and Collagen Macromolecules into Macroscopic Hybrid Fibers. Open Journal of Advanced Materials Research 1(1): 7-12, 2013.

Macrini, T.E., Coan, H.B., Levine, S.M., Lerma, T., Saks, C.D., Araujo D.J., Bredbenner, T.L., Coutts, R.D., Nicolella, D.P., Havill, L.M. Reproductive status and sex show strong effects on knee OA in a baboon model. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 21: 839-848, 2013. PMID: 23499674.

Nicolella, D.P., Bredbenner, T.L. Development of a parametric finite element model of the proximal femur using statistical shape and density modeling. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 15(2): 101-110, 2012. PMID: 21360361.

Bredbenner, T.L., Eliason, T.D., Potter, R.S., Mason, R.L., Havill, L.M., Nicolella, D.P. Statistical shape modeling describes variation in tibia and femur surface geometry between control and incidence groups from the Osteoarthritis Initiative Database. Journal of Biomechanics 43: 1780-1786, 2010. PMID: 20227696.

Havill, L.M., Allen, M.R., Bredbenner, T.L., Burr, D.B., Nicolella, D.P., Turner, C.H., Warren, D.M., Mahaney, M.C. Heritability of lumbar trabecular bone mechanical properties in baboons. Bone 46(3): 835-40, 2010, PMID: 19900599.

Hansen, H.L., Bredbenner, T.L., Nicolella, D.P., Mahaney, M.C., Havill, L.M. Cross-sectional geometry of the femoral midshaft in baboons is heritable. Bone 45(5): 892-897, 2009. PMID: 19523547.

 Bredbenner T.L., Davy D.T. The effect of damage on the viscoelastic behavior of human vertebral trabecular bone. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 128(4): 473-480, 2006. PMID: 16813438.

Bredbenner T.L., Snyder S.A., Mazloomi F.R., Le T., Wilber R.G. Subtrochanteric fixation stability depends on discrete fracture surface points. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (432), 2005. PMID: 15738825.

Bredbenner T.L., Haug R.H. Substitutes for human cadaveric bone in maxillofacial rigid fixation research. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics 90(5): 574-580, 2000. PMID: 11077379.

Haug R.H., Nuveen E., Bredbenner T. An evaluation of the support provided by common internal orbital reconstruction materials. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 57(5): 564-570, 1999. PMID: 10319830.

Senior Research Engineer

Southwest Research Institute 


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering (Biomechanics), Case Western Reserve University, 2003

M.S.E., Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1994

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1992


Phone: (210) 522-3565