Share This

Susannah Fritton

Faculty and Staff Profiles

Susannah P. Fritton

Associate Professor

Steinman Hall ST-403E
Phone Number: 
(212) 650-5213
(212) 650-6727

B.S.E., Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University, 1988

[University of Leeds, UK, Tulane Junior Year Abroad Honors Program 1986-87]

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University, 1994

Postdoc, Musculo-Skeletal Research Laboratory, SUNY Stony Brook, 1994-96

Courses Taught

BME 101 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (1 credit)  

BME 220 Biostatistics and Research Methods (3 credits) ME 246 Engineering Mechanics I (3 credits)  

ME 330 Mechanics of Materials (3 credits)  

BME 501 Cell and Tissue Mechanics (3 credits) 

BME 503 Cell and Tissue - Biomaterial Interactions (3 credits)  

BME 5700 Biomedical Engineering Seminar (0 credits, graduate-level)  

BME 5773 Cell and Tissue - Biomaterial Interactions (3 credits, graduate-level)

Research Interests

Understanding the adaptive response of bone to altered mechanical loading, including bone's mechanosensory system; investigating interstitial fluid flow in bone as a possible mechanism of mechanical signal transduction. 


Fritton, S.P. and Weinbaum, S., “Fluid and Solute Transport in Bone:  Flow-Induced Mechanotransduction,” Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 41:347-374, 2009.

Ciani, C., Doty, S.B. and Fritton, S.P., “An Effective Histological Staining Process to Visualize Bone Interstitial Fluid Space Using Confocal Microscopy,” Bone, 44:1015-1017, 2009.

Beno, T., Yoon, Y.-J., Cowin, S.C. and Fritton, S.P., “Estimation of Bone Permeability Using Accurate Microstructural Measurements,” Journal of Biomechanics, 39(13):2378-87, 2006.

Ciani, C., Doty, S.B., and Fritton, S.P., “Mapping Bone Interstitial Fluid Movement: Displacement of Ferritin Tracer During Histological Processing,” Bone, 37(3):379-87, 2005.

Mi, L.Y., Fritton, S.P., Basu, M., and Cowin, S.C., “Analysis of Avian Bone Response to Mechanical Loading, Part One: Distribution of Bone Fluid Shear Stress Induced by Bending and Axial Loading,” Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 4(2-3):118-131, 2005.

Mi, L.Y., Basu, M., Fritton, S.P. and Cowin, S.C., “Analysis of Avian Bone Response to Mechanical Loading, Part Two: Development of a Computational Connected Cellular Network to Study Bone Intercellular Communication,” Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 4(2-3):132-146, 2005.

Wang, L., Ciani, C., Doty, S.B., and Fritton, S.P., “Delineating Bone’s Interstitial Fluid Pathway In Vivo,” Bone, 34(3):499-509, 2004.

Wang, L., Fritton, S.P., Weinbaum, S. and Cowin, S.C., “On Bone Adaptation due to Venous Stasis,” Journal of Biomechanics, 36(10):1439-1451, 2003.

Fritton, S.P. and Rubin, C.T., "In Vivo Measurement of Bone Deformations Using Strain Gages,” Chapter 8 in Bone Mechanics Handbook , Cowin, S.C. (Ed.), CRC Press, p. 8.1-8.41, 2001.

Wang, L., Cowin, S.C., Weinbaum, S. and Fritton, S.P., “In Response to ‘Mixing Mechanisms and Net Solute Transport in Bone’ by M. L. Knothe Tate,” Annals of Biomedical Engineering , 29(9):812-816, 2001.

Wang, L., Cowin, S.C., Weinbaum, S. and Fritton, S.P., "Modeling Tracer Transport in an Osteon Under Cyclic Loading," Annals of Biomedical Engineering , 28(10):1200-1209, 2000.   

Fritton, S.P., McLeod, K.J. and Rubin, C.T., "Quantifying the Strain History of Bone: Spatial Uniformity and Self-similarity of Low Magnitude Strains," Journal of Biomechanics , 33(3):317-325, 2000.

<< Back To Directory