Jessica S. Coogan

Senior Consultant / Ph.D. / Dallas/Fort Worth


Following a B.S.E. in biomedical engineering from Duke University, Dr. Coogan earned both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Stanford University.  Her primary areas of consulting expertise include injury causation biomechanics, vehicle accident reconstruction and medical device failures.  Dr. Coogan performs biomechanical analysis on cases involving low-speed accidents, driver determination, falling objects, helmet and seat belt usage, and slip/trip and falls.

Dr. Coogan’s prior experience has included multiple aspects of orthopedic, spinal biomechanics, temporomandibular joint biomechanics, and cardiovascular fluid mechanics. She has a significant publication record addressing basic, applied, and clinical orthopedic topics and has performed collaborative research with outside government, academic, and industrial institutions. She has performed biomechanical analysis on human subjects by building computer models of occupant motions to predict injury potential. Her Master’s and Ph.D. coursework focused on biomedical fluid mechanics related to the normal and diseased function of the cardiovascular system. She has performed analyses on human subjects, animal models, and tissue specimens and used a variety of mathematical modeling tools.

Representative Engagements

  • Biomechanical evaluation of injuries in automotive collisions
  • Injury potential and causation analyses for falls, trips and slips
  • Occupational injuries consistency determination
  • Vehicle accident reconstruction


  • B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
  • M.S. Bioengineering, Stanford University
  • Ph.D., Bioengineering, Stanford University