Name: John Jolly
Title: Research Fellow

Educational Background:
University of Pittsburgh, August 2005, M.S. Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh, December 2002, B.S. Bioengineering

MSRC Research Group:
  • Shoulder Dynamics Laboratory
  • Robotics Group

  • Lab Contact Info:

    Musculoskeletal Research Center
    405 Center for Bioengineering
    300 Technology Drive
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    Phone: 412-648-1943
    Fax: 412-648-2001

    Research Interests:
    • Biomechanics of Hill-Sachs (humeral head osteoarticular) lesions using robotic technology
    • Effect of injuries and repair procedures on glenohumeral joint motion using a Dynamic Shoulder Testing Apparatus

    • Myers JB, Lephart SM, Tsai YS, Sell TC, Jolly JT, Smoliga JM. the role of upper torso and pelvis rotation in driving performance during the golf swing, Journal of Sports Science, 26 (2): 181-188, 2008
    • Konrad GG, Sudkamp NP, Kruez PC, Jolly JT, McMahon PJ, Debski RE. Pectoralis major tendon transfers above or underneath the conjoint tendon in subscapularis-deficient shoulders. An in vitro biomechanical analysis. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 Nov;89(11):2477-84
    • Abt JP, Smoliga JM, Brick MJ, Jolly JT, Lephart SM, Fu FH, Relationship between cycling mechanics and core stability. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2007 Nov;21(4):1300-4.
    • Konrad GG, Markmiller M, Jolly JT, Ruter AE, Sudkamp NP, McMahon PJ,Debski RE, Decreasing glenoid inclination improves function in shoulders with simulated massive rotator cuff tears. Clinical Biomechanics(Bristol,Avon), 2006 November; 21(9): 942-9.
    • Kandemir U, Allaire RB, Jolly JT, Debski RE, McMahon PJ, The relationship between the orientation of the glenoid and tears of the rotator cuff. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery British, 2006 August; 88(8): 1105-9.
    • Myers, JB, Jolly JT, Nagai, T, & Lephart, SM Reliability and precision of in-vivo scapular kinematic measurements using an electromagnetic tracking device. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 2006 May; 15(2):125:143.
    • Konrad GG, Jolly JT, Labriola JE, McMahon PJ, Debski RE. Thoracohumeral muscle activity alters glenohumeral joint biomechanics during active abduction. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2006 April; 24(4): 748-56.
    • Labriola JE, Jolly JT, McMahon PJ, Debski RE., Active stability of the glenohumeral joint decreases in the apprehension position, Clinical Biomechanics, 2004 Oct;19(8): 801-9.

    Hobbies/Sports: Skiing, Snowboarding, Hiking, Lifting, Cycling, Kung Fu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Tai Chi, and Taking care of my new house.

    Family: Most of my immediate family lives here in Pittsburgh, my mother, sister, brother-in-law, and niece. My father lives just outside of Waco, TX. I try to get down there about once a year. My mother's side is from Pittsburgh, she was one of 13 children, which means I have lots and lots of family (I think 26 cousins). About half of them live here in Pittsburgh and the other half are scattered about the US. My father's side is from Texas, mostly Amarillo, where I was born. He only has 2 sisters, but they're equally important. My birth-family (meaning I'm adopted) is mostly from Amarillo also, who I also get to visit about once a year since I've met them.

    Home Country: U.S.A.


    Picture of my new house that I bought this year

    My family at the zoo: Mom, Dad, Sister, Aunt, Brother-in-law, and Niece