Stephanie N. Moore-Lotridge, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Medical Student Summer Research Program in Orthopaedic Surgery
Small Group Facilitator
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center
Office Address
Medical Research Building IV
2215B Garland Ave
Room / Suite
(615) 936-7512

Postdoctoral Fellow, Orthopaedics Clinical Research, 2018-2020, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Ph.D. Pharmacology, 2018, Vanderbilt University

B.S. Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, 2013, Ohio Northern University, Ada Ohio

Dr. Moore-Lotridge is a translational scientist and a medical educator dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and resident education. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Moore-Lotridge received her Bachelor’s degree at Ohio Northern University, and PhD from Vanderbilt University in Pharmacology. As part of her graduate studies, Dr. Moore-Lotridge’s work focused on the pathobiology of soft tissue calcification and therapeutic approaches aimed at preventing its occurrence following traumatic injury. Complimenting these studies, as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Orthopaedics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Moore-Lotridge conducted clinical research focused on understanding the bodies molecular response to injury and the impact on musculoskeletal repair and function. These studies have covered a variety of pathologies ranging from musculoskeletal infections, focused investigations on surgical intervention, and traumatic injuries.

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Research Information

As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a member of the Translational Orthopaedics Research Group alongside Dr. Jonathan Schoenecker, Dr. Moore-Lotridge’s research is focused on improving the care and outcome of pediatric and adult patients with musculoskeletal trauma and infections. This research incudes elements of both retrospective and prospective studies, complemented by translational research in small animal models in order to better understand the molecular mechanisms behind adverse medical and musculoskeletal outcomes.

As part of these research goals, Dr. Moore-Lotridge is active in mentoring undergraduate students, medical students, and residents in both the classroom and laboratory. Beginning in 2022, Dr. Moore-Lotridge along with Dr. Roy Coronado, developed and now directs the Medical Student Summer Research Program in Orthopaedic Surgery. This 8-week immersive program recruits top-tier medical students from across the country interested in orthopaedics to conduct research and gain exposure.