Jeffrey H. Plochocki, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Anatomy

Midwestern University
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Department of Anatomy
Agave 201U
19555 59th Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85308

Office: (623) 572-3715


Ph.D.    Biological Anthropology    University of Missouri, Columbia
M.A.    Anthropology    Wichita State University
B.A.    Anthropology    State University of New York, Cortland

Research interests

Dr. Plochocki's research focuses on histogenic responses to mechanical stress in skeletal and cardiac tissues, particularly as they relate to obesity, type 2 diabetes, muscular dystrophy, and Alzheimer's disease. He has secondary interests in clinical anatomy of the pelvis and perineum, and evolutionary functional morphology of pelvic and perineal locomotor and reproductive adaptations.

Research projects

Project I:

Investigate the effects of phytoestrogens on limb bone fracture risk associated with obesity, type 2 diabeties, and neurodegenerative disease.

Project II:

Investigate the clinical anatomy, evolution, and functional morphology of pelvic locomotor and reproductive structures.

Project III:

Investigate the effects of osteoclastogenesis inhibition on the development of kyphoscoliosis in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Selected publications