Dr. Steven Boyd holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, specialized in Biomedical Engineering. He was appointed as a faculty member at the University of Calgary in 2002, and is now a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine (Radiology), and jointly appointed at the Schulich School of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) and Faculty of Kinesiology. He is a principal investigator at the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health in medicine, and his research uses a multi-disciplinary biomedical engineering approach for development of early detection and monitoring of bone and joint health, with particular focus on osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.
The Bone Imaging Laboratory he established in 2004 develops methods for bone quality detection using high-resolution computed tomography and computer methods such as the finite element analysis to investigate bone and joint diseases. He holds an Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) Senior Scholar position, and was appointed in 2010 as the Bob and Nola Rintoul Chair in Bone and Joint Research. His research is supported by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation and Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions.