Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1830 E. Monument St., Baltimore, MD 21205
Chris Ruff's work – which focuses largely on hominins – unites biomechanical skeletal-system modeling with comparative and evolutionary studies of primates. Knowledge gained through his work is being applied clinically. For example, the skeletal-strength indices he developed help clinicians predict people’s risk of developing osteoporosis and suffering bone fractures. Ruff is also a past editor of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology.
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