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The Spine Research Institute (SRI) is a unique group of multi-disciplinary experts who specialize in the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of low back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).  Together, we are discovering novel solutions to one of the world's most significant health challenges.

Founded in 2012, the SRI began as a collaboration between the College of Engineering, College of Medicine, and College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University.  The Biodynamics Laboratory, which was founded in 1982 by our director Dr. William Marras, serves as our core research engine.  

The SRI's strong industry relationships are fostered through two daughter labs:  The Center for Occupational Health in Automotive Manufacturing (COHAM), which is dedicated to minimizing health risk on automotive assembly lines, and the Institute for Ergonomics, which helps companies create safe, sustainable, and cost-effective work environments.  We also maintain strong clinical relationships via our Clinical Research Laboratory at OSU's CarePoint East hospital, and use this space as an incubator for services that we develop to improve patient health.