Carry Musculoskeletal Epidemiology Lab

Lab Director, Patrick Carry, PhD, MS

Principal Investigator

Lab Director

Patrick Carry, PhD

Patrick Carry, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor

Patrick is a musculoskeletal epidemiologist in the Colorado Program for Musculoskeletal Research. He completed his MS and PhD in epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health. His MS thesis evaluated measurements of dynamic postural stability (balance) obtained from an instrumented measurement unit (IMU) relative to the existing gold standard, optical movement analysis. His doctoral work was focused on the longitudinal analysis of metabolomic, epigenetic, and transcriptomic biomarkers. The goal of this research was to elucidate mechanisms underlying islet autoimmunity reversion to develop T1D preventative strategies. Currently, his lab uses single and multi-omics data to understand the etiology of complex MSK disease. He also collaborates with the Musculoskeletal Research Center (MRC) team at Children’s Hospital Colorado.


Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics, University of Colorado School of Medicine


Primary research interests:

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis; osteoarthritis; concussion; Type 1 Diabetes (T1D); research methods development and evaluation.
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BA, Cornell College, Mt Vernon, IA
MS, Colorado School of Public Health, 2016
PhD, Colorado School of Public Health, 2021

Lab Members

Harry Smith, MPH – Biostatistician and Bioinformatician

Harry Smith, MPH
Biostatistician and Bioinformatician

Harry received a Master of Public Health in Applied Biostatistics from the Colorado School of Public Health in 2017. After graduating, he worked as a statistical consultant for the Center for Innovative Design and Analysis (CIDA), specializing in -omics data. He then had a brief stint in the cable industry, but eventually made it back to academia working for the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine as a Bioinformatist. His primary coding languages include R and Python, as well as Linux and bash scripting.

Kaleb Taylor

Kaleb Taylor, MS
Student Research Assistant

Kaleb is a second-year medical student at Creighton University. He received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Colorado State University and his Master of Biomedical Science from Regis University. His master’s thesis focused on cardiovascular disease in adolescence. In the gap year before medical school, he worked in an orthopedic outpatient center as a medical assistant. His current research interests are in radiology, orthopedics, and sports medicine.


Cassidy Yoshida – Student Research Assistant

Cassidy Yoshida, BS
Student Research Assistant

Cassidy is a 2nd year medical student at CU Anschutz. Before coming to Colorado, she completed her undergraduate degree in biology with a minor in Chinese and medical humanities at Washington University in St. Louis. As of right now, her research interests include scoliosis, cancer research, and surgery quality improvement projects.

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