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The SRI has developed a diverse research program that spans a variety of focus areas that compliment each other and provide research synergy.  Our multi-disciplinary systems engineering approach pushes us to break the boundaries of traditional disciplines to explore the complex biopsychosocial interactions that affect spine and other musculoskeletal disorder causal pathways.

Causal Pathways

Causal pathways explain the complex system of biopsychosocial factors and events that eventually lead to a musculoskeletal disorder.  Once a disorder's pathway is known, we can use it to help industry partners prevent workplace injuries or help medical partners devise a personalized treatment plan to improve patient health for those already suffering.