Rami Hashish,
Senior Contributor

Rami Hashish is the Founder of the National Biomechanics Institute. Dr. Hashish holds a PhD in Biomechanics from the University of Southern California, a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Washington School of Medicine, a Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Washington, and a Private Pilot License through the Federal Aviation Administration. He is fluent in Arabic and English.

Dr. Hashish specializes in determining injury causation and mitigation across a variety of settings, including, athletic participation, motor vehicle accidents, aviation, and criminal activity. Dr. Hashish is one of the foremost leaders in the field of Biomechanics, having testified and authored reports as an expert witness in more than 1000 civil and federal cases.

Dr. Hashish’s primary research focus is in human injury and performance. In addition to his role at NBI, Dr. Hashish is Adjunct Clinical Faculty in USC’s Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, and is one of 6 individuals globally who serve on the spine and brain injury scale steering committee as part of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. As an instructor in musculoskeletal and systems anatomy at USC, Dr. Hashish has participated in more than 100 human cadaver dissections.

Dr. Hashish has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations, serves as an editor for the Journal of Ergonomics, and on the editorial review board for various high impact medical and biomechanics journals. Prior to founding NBI, Dr. Hashish served as a Senior Consultant in Biomechanics at Exponent, as the Director of Rehabilitation Medicine at UrbanMed in Los Angeles, California, as a Contributing Columnist for The Huffington Post, and as a Medical Expert for both Dignity Health and Runner’s World. More recently, Dr. Hashish has appeared on ID Discovery, and has provided keynote presentations to the US Air Force, the National Brain Injury Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

His academic credentials include: PhD, Biokinesiology (Emphasis in Biomechanics), University of Southern California, 2014; DPT, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Washington School of Medicine, 2009; BA, Communications (Emphasis in Journalism), University of Washington, 2006.

Current appointments held by Dr. Hashish: Principal, National Biomechanics Institute; Adjunct Clinical Faculty, USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy; Abbreviated Injury Scale Subcommittee Member, Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine

His previous appointments include: CTO, Javan Science, 2012-2016; Senior Associate in Biomechanics, Exponent, 2015-2016; Medical Correspondent / Contributing Columnist, Dignity Health, 2014-2016; Director of Physical Therapy, Urban Med, 2014-2015; Co-Founder & CTO, Javan Science, 2012-2015; Teaching / Research Assistant, USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, 2009-2014

He serves on editorial review boards of Journal of Biomechanics, Journal of Pain Research, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Gait and Posture, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Human Movement Sciences, International Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Sports Science & Medicine, Journal of Forensic & Legal Medicine,

The following licenses, certifications and continuing education completions are held by Dr. Hashish: Licensed Private Pilot, Federal Aviation Administration, United States, #4256896; Licensed Physical Therapist, California, #38319; Traffic Crash Reconstruction for the Forensic Engineer, Northwestern University; Traffic Crash Analysis Using Virtual Crash Simulation, Forensic Training Group; CDR Technician Level 1 & 2, Collision Safety Institute; CXLT, Excel Tribometers; Diploma in Photography, Shaw Academy; Advanced Photogrammetry, Light Point Data;

Dr. Hashish has authored, collaborated and/or made a comprehensive list Peer-Reviewed Publications & Presentations which can be found here.

He has patented: Exercise System for Shifting an Optimum Length of Peak Muscle Tension USPTO #: 13/897,618; Modular Shoe Systems and Methods of Using Same USPTO #: 14/211,639; Co-Inventors: Sachithra D. Samarawickrame, Yuta Hyakusoku

His professional affiliations include: American Society of Biomechanics; American Physical Therapy Association; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; American Society of Civil Engineers; Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine; National Association of Traffic Accident Reconstructionists and Investigators