Francis Scott Gayzik, Ph.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Francis Scott Gayzik, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-6643 | Department: 336-716-6643


Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Wake Forest University , 2008
  • B.S., Virginia PolyTechnical Institute , 2002
  • M.S., Virginia PolyTechnical Institute , 2004


  • Assoc for Advance of Auto Med
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
Francis Scott Gayzik, Ph.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Francis Scott Gayzik, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-6643 | Department: 336-716-6643


Recent Publications

Hayes AR, Vavalle NA, Moreno DP, Stitzel JD, Gayzik FS. Validation of simulated chestband data in frontal and lateral loading using a human body finite element model. Traffic Inj Prev. 2014;15(2):181-186.

Vavalle NA, Moreno DP, Rhyne AC, Stitzel JD, Gayzik FS. Lateral impact validation of a geometrically accurate full body finite element model for blunt injury prediction. Ann Biomed Eng. 2013;41(3):497-512.

Hayes AR, Gayzik FS, Moreno DP, Martin RS, Stitzel JD. Comparison of organ location, morphology, and rib coverage of a midsized male in the supine and seated positions. Comput Math Methods Med. 2013;2013():419821.

Davis ML, Moreno DP, Vavalle NA, Gayzik FS. Human liver finite element model validation using compressive and tensile experimental data--biomed 2013. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2013;49():289-296.

Vavalle NA, Jelen BC, Moreno DP, Stitzel JD, Gayzik FS. An evaluation of objective rating methods for full-body finite element model comparison to PMHS tests. Traffic Inj Prev. 2013;14(Suppl):S87-S94.

Rhyne AC, Gayzik FS, Moreno DP, Stitzel JD. Methods for comparison of abdominal organ location and shape in the supine and upright positions. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2012;48():351-358.

Thompson AB, Gayzik FS, Moreno DP, Rhyne AC, Vavalle NA, Stitzel JD. A paradigm for human body finite element model integration from a set of regional models. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2012;48():423-430.

Vavalle NA, Moreno DP, Stitzel JD, Gayzik FS. The effect of impactor location and velocity variation on validation of an advanced human body finite element model. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2012;48():454-461.

Gayzik FS, Moreno DP, Danelson KA, McNally C, Klinich KD, Stitzel JD. External landmark, body surface, and volume data of a mid-sized male in seated and standing postures. Ann Biomed Eng. 2012;40(9):2019-2032.

Thompson AB, Rhyne AC, Moreno DP, Gayzik FS, Stitzel JD. Methods for validation of the mass distribution of a full body finite element model--biomed 2011. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2011;47():100-105.

Gayzik FS, Hoth JJ, Stitzel JD. Finite element-based injury metrics for pulmonary contusion via concurrent model optimization. Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 2011;10(4):505-520.

Danelson KA, Gayzik FS, Stern AR, Hoth JJ, Stitzel JD. Design, development, and analysis of a surrogate for pulmonary injury prediction. Ann Biomed Eng. 2011;39(10):2560-2567.

Gayzik FS, Moreno DP, Geer CP, Wuertzer SD, Martin RS, Stitzel JD. Development of a full body CAD dataset for computational modeling: a multi-modality approach. Ann Biomed Eng. 2011;39(10):2568-2583.

Lambert CC, Gayzik FS, Stitzel JD. Characterization of the carotid and adjacent anatomy using non-contrast CT for biomechanical model development. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2007;43():330-335.

Gayzik FS, Hoth JJ, Daly M, Meredith JW, Stitzel JD. A finite element-based injury metric for pulmonary contusion: investigation of candidate metrics through correlation with computed tomography. Stapp Car Crash J. 2007;51():189-209.

Gayzik FS, Tan JC, Duma SM, Stitzel JD. Mesh development for a finite element model of the carotid artery. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2006;42():187-192.

Hoth JJ, Stitzel JD, Gayzik FS, Brownlee NA, Miller PR, Yoza BK, McCall CE, Meredith JW, Payne RM. The pathogenesis of pulmonary contusion: an open chest model in the rat. J Trauma. 2006;61(1):32-45.

Gayzik FS, Bostrom O, Ortenwall P, Duma SM, Stitzel JD. An experimental and computational study of blunt carotid artery injury. Annu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med. 2006;50():13-32.

All Publications

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Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

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