Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Nightingale's research interests include:
- biomechanical investigations of cervical spine trauma,
- the biomechanics of brain injury
- development of cervical spine injury criteria, tensile responses and tensile tolerance of the cervical spine,
- development of computational models (finite element and multi-body dynamics) of cervical spine impact,
- factors influencing injury in airbag deployments,
- pediatric airbag injuries and injury mechanisms,
- factors influencing dynamic buckling of segmented structures subjected to impact loads,
- the 3-D stability of intact and injured spinal motion segments,
- evaluation of the performance of intrapedicular spinal instrumentation,
- evaluation of titanium wire implants for posterior lumbar interbody fusion,
- evaluation of the protective ability of soccer shin-guards, and
- Accoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) imaging
- remote palpation of breast lesions using ultrasound radiation force.
Appointments and Affiliations
- Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
- Office Location: Duke University, Room 1427 Fciemas, Box 90281, Durham, NC 27708-0281
- Office Phone: (919) 943-8068
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ph.D. Duke University, 1997
- BME 493: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
- Loyd, Andre Matthew, Roger W. Nightingale, Jason F. Luck, Yin Song, Lucy Fronheiser, Hattie Cutcliffe, Barry S. Myers, and Cameron R. Dale Bass. “The compressive stiffness of human pediatric heads.” Journal of Biomechanics 48, no. 14 (November 2015): 3766–75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.08.024.
- Loyd, Andre Matthew, Roger W. Nightingale, Yin Song, Jason F. Luck, Hattie Cutcliffe, Barry S. Myers, and Cameron “Dale” Bass. “The response of the adult and ATD heads to impacts onto a rigid surface.” Accident; Analysis and Prevention 72 (November 2014): 219–29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2014.06.022.
- Lee, Calvin, Andre M. Loyd, Roger Nightingale, Barry S. Myers, Andrew Damon, and Cameron R. Bass. “Three-dimensional adult male head and skull contours.” Traffic Injury Prevention 15, no. 4 (January 2014): 402–6. https://doi.org/10.1080/15389588.2013.822492.
- Dibb, Alan T., Hattie C. Cutcliffe, Jason F. Luck, Courtney A. Cox, Barry S. Myers, Cameron R. Bass, Kristy B. Arbogast, Thomas Seacrist, and Roger W. Nightingale. “Pediatric head and neck dynamics in frontal impact: analysis of important mechanical factors and proposed neck performance corridors for 6- and 10-year-old ATDs.” Traffic Injury Prevention 15, no. 4 (January 2014): 386–94. https://doi.org/10.1080/15389588.2013.824568.
- Luck, Jason F., Roger W. Nightingale, Yin Song, Jason R. Kait, Andre M. Loyd, Barry S. Myers, and Cameron R Dale Bass. “Tensile failure properties of the perinatal, neonatal, and pediatric cadaveric cervical spine.” Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 38, no. 1 (January 1, 2013): E1-12. https://doi.org/10.1097/BRS.0b013e3182793873.
- DeMarco, A. L., D. D. Chimich, J. C. Gardiner, R. W. Nightingale, and G. P. Siegmund. “The impact response of motorcycle helmets at different impact severities.” Accident Analysis and Prevention 42, no. 6 (2010): 1778–84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2010.04.019.
- Marcus, Jeffrey R., Leahthan F. Domeshek, Andre M. Loyd, John M. Schoenleber, Rajesh R. Das, Roger W. Nightingale, and Srinivasan Mukundan. “Use of a three-dimensional, normative database of pediatric craniofacial morphology for modern anthropometric analysis.” Plast Reconstr Surg 124, no. 6 (December 2009): 2076–84. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181bf7e1b.
- Dibb, Alan T., Roger W. Nightingale, Jason F. Luck, V Carol Chancey, Lucy E. Fronheiser, and Barry S. Myers. “Tension and combined tension-extension structural response and tolerance properties of the human male ligamentous cervical spine.” J Biomech Eng 131, no. 8 (August 2009): 081008. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3127257.
- Finan, John D., Roger W. Nightingale, and Barry S. Myers. “The influence of reduced friction on head injury metrics in helmeted head impacts.” Traffic Inj Prev 9, no. 5 (October 2008): 483–88. https://doi.org/10.1080/15389580802272427.
- Chancey, Valeta Carol, Danielle Ottaviano, Barry S. Myers, and Roger W. Nightingale. “A kinematic and anthropometric study of the upper cervical spine and the occipital condyles.” J Biomech 40, no. 9 (2007): 1953–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2006.09.007.
- Nightingale, Roger W., V. Carol Chancey, Danielle Ottaviano, Jason F. Luck, Laura Tran, Michael Prange, and Barry S. Myers. “Flexion and extension structural properties and strengths for male cervical spine segments.” J Biomech 40, no. 3 (2007): 535–42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2006.02.015.
- Nightingale, Roger W., Beth A. Winkelstein, Kurt E. Knaub, William J. Richardson, Jason F. Luck, and Barry S. Myers. “Comparative strengths and structural properties of the upper and lower cervical spine in flexion and extension.” J Biomech 35, no. 6 (June 2002): 725–32. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0021-9290(02)00037-4.
- Nightingale, Kathryn, Mary Scott Soo, Roger Nightingale, and Gregg Trahey. “Acoustic radiation force impulse imaging: in vivo demonstration of clinical feasibility.” Ultrasound Med Biol 28, no. 2 (February 2002): 227–35. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0301-5629(01)00499-9.
- Nightingale, K., R. Nightingale, D. Stutz, and G. Trahey. “Acoustic radiation force impulse imaging of in vivo vastus medialis muscle under varying isometric load.” Ultrasonic Imaging 24, no. 2 (2002): 100–108.
- Camacho, D. L., R. W. Nightingale, and B. S. Myers. “The influence of surface padding properties on head and neck injury risk.” J Biomech Eng 123, no. 5 (October 2001): 432–39. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1389086.
- Nightingale, K. R., M. L. Palmeri, R. W. Nightingale, and G. E. Trahey. “On the feasibility of remote palpation using acoustic radiation force.” J Acoust Soc Am 110, no. 1 (July 2001): 625–34. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.1378344.
- Winkelstein, B. A., R. W. Nightingale, W. J. Richardson, and B. S. Myers. “The cervical facet capsule and its role in whiplash injury: a biomechanical investigation.” Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 25, no. 10 (May 15, 2000): 1238–46. https://doi.org/10.1097/00007632-200005150-00007.
- Camacho, D. L., R. W. Nightingale, and B. S. Myers. “Surface friction in near-vertex head and neck impact increases risk of injury.” J Biomech 32, no. 3 (March 1999): 293–301. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0021-9290(98)00178-x.
- Francisco, A. C., R. W. Nightingale, F. Guilak, R. R. Glisson, and W. E. G. Jr. “Comparison of soccer shin guards in preventing tibia fracture.” American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) Bed 42 (1999): 623–24.
- Nightingale, R. W., A. J. Armstrong, D. L. Camacho, and B. S. Myers. “Cervical spine buckling: The effects of vertebral mass and loading rate.” American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) Bed 36 (1997): 231–32.
- Nightingale, R. W., J. H. McElhaney, D. L. Camacho, M. Kleinberger, B. A. Winkelstein, and B. S. Myers. “The dynamic responses of the cervical spine: Buckling, end conditions, and tolerance in compressive impacts.” Sae Technical Papers, 1997. https://doi.org/10.4271/973344.
- Nightingale, R. W., J. H. McElhaney, W. J. Richardson, T. M. Best, and B. S. Myers. “Experimental impact injury to the cervical spine: relating motion of the head and the mechanism of injury.” J Bone Joint Surg Am 78, no. 3 (March 1996): 412–21. https://doi.org/10.2106/00004623-199603000-00013.
- Nightingale, R. W., J. H. McElhaney, W. J. Richardson, and B. S. Myers. “Dynamic responses of the head and cervical spine to axial impact loading.” J Biomech 29, no. 3 (March 1996): 307–18. https://doi.org/10.1016/0021-9290(95)00056-9.
- McElhaney, J. H., R. H. Hopper, R. W. Nightingale, and B. S. Myers. “Mechanisms of basilar skull fracture.” J Neurotrauma 12, no. 4 (August 1995): 669–78. https://doi.org/10.1089/neu.1995.12.669.