Jacqueline Henderson

Jacqueline Henderson

Associate Professor

    Business and Engineering Convergence Center 3275
    (309) 677-4536


Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Prairie View A & M University


Dr. Jacqueline Henderson joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the fall of 2010 asan assistant professor. Her interest in upper extremity biomechanics during music execution led to a research fellowship funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – National Research Service Award(NRSA) Training Grant in the Orthopedic Biomechanics laboratory at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr.Henderson uses mathematical modeling to understand the subsynovial connective tissue shearing and the development of carpal tunnel syndrome. As an assistant professor Dr. Henderson has continued her research interest by collaborating with Bradley University faculty and the local medical community. These collaborations are instructional and research oriented. Her research interests include: (1) upper extremity skeletal biomechanics with respect to cumulative trauma disorders and rehabilitation, (2) Cumulative trauma disorders and (3) Mathematical modeling of human carpal tunnel.

She has used her passion in engineering to work with students in the Detroit Public School system ( NSFGK-12 fellow) and participated in various engineering summer programs while a graduate student. Dr.Henderson continues to mentor youth interested in STEM fields.

Professional Experience

  • General Motors - Graduate Internship
  • Chrysler Corporation - Graduate Internship
  • Ford Motor Company - Graduate Internship

Professional affiliations

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Performing Arts Medicine Association



  • ME 101: Introduction to Mechanical Engineering 
  • ME 591: "Human Centered Design"


  • Alfonse T. Masi, Kalyani Nair, Brian Andonian, Kristina M. Prus, Joseph P. Kelly, Jose R. Sanchez ,Jacqueline Henderson; Integrative Structural Biomechanical Concepts of Ankylosing Spondylitis.Arthritis Volume 2011, Article ID 205904, doi:10.1155/2011/205904.
  • Yuichi Yoshii, M.D., Jacqueline Henderson, Ph.D. , Hector R. Villarraga, M.D., Chunfeng Zhao, M.D.,Kai-Nan An, Ph.D., Peter C. Amadio, M.D. ;Ultrasound Assessment of the Motion Patterns of HumanFlexor Digitrum Superficialis and Profundus Tendons with Speckle Tracking. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. doi: 10.1002/jor.21428.
  • Yuichi Yoshii, M.D.; Chunfeng Zhao, M.D.; Jacqueline Henderson, Ph.D.; Kristin D. Zhao, M.A.; Kai-NanAn, Ph.D.; Peter C. Amadio, M.D.; Velocity Dependent Changes in the Relative Motion of the Subsynovial Connective Tissue in the Human Carpal Tunnel; Journal of Orthopaedic Research 29(1) 62-66, 2011Jan.
  • Jacqueline Henderson, Ph.D. ; Andrew Thoreson, M.S.; Yuichi Yoshii, M.D.; Kristin D. Zhao, M.A.;Peter C. Amadio, M.D.; Kai-Nan An, Ph.D.; Finite Element Model of Subsynovial Connective Tissue Deformation due to Tendon Excursion in the Carpal Tunnel; Journal of Biomechanics. Journal of Biomechanics 44 (2011) p 150 – 155.
  • Margaretha (Margriet) H. van Doesburg, M.D.; Yuichi Yoshii, M.D.; Hector R Villarraga, M.D.; Jacqueline Henderson, Ph.D.; Stephen S Cha; Kai-Nan An, Ph.D.; Peter C. Amadio, M.D.; Median Nerve Deformation and Displacement in the Carpal Tunnel during Index Finger and Thumb Motion; Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 28(10) 1387-1390, 2010 Oct.



  • Journal of Applied Biomechanics
  • Journal of Clinical Biomechanics

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