Last year, Kristin Myers gave a lecture to Columbia alumni returning to campus for reunion. Myers is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and her talk offered an engineering perspective on why women give birth preterm. Specifically, she explored the biomechanics of pregnancy and how engineers work with clinicians to try to understand why some women give birth before term and how we can stop it. You’re about to hear some excerpts from her talk.
Now, if you’re still thinking, what is preterm birth and what does biomechanics have to do with it? Don’t worry—you’re about to find out.
If you want to find out more about the work that Kristin is doing, check out The Myers Soft Tissue Lab website.