Dr. Li-Shan Chou

Professor of Biomechanics and Director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory in the Human Physiology Department.

Current research includes the prevention of falling among the elderly, the effects of traumatic head injury on gait stability and investigating the recovery times of total hip and knee arthroplasties.

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Dr. Louis Osternig

Professor Emeritus in the Department of Human Physiology.

His current research includes multi-joint accommodations to knee arthritis and total knee replacement, and recovery of motor function following concussion.

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Richard (Rick) N. Robertson, Ph.D.

Is currently President of Biomechanical Consulting, which has offices in Eugene, Oregon and Davis, California. His company is involved in litigation work providing expertise in assessing injury likelihood for individuals involved in various kinds of accidents. His area of research and consulting focuses primarily on injury causation during motor vehicle collisions and occupational accidents. His expertise encompasses biomechanics, rehabilitation, human anatomy and mechanics which provides a basis for his consulting work in which he determines the types of forces and movements that a person would have experienced in a specific incident, to assess the types of trauma the various tissues would sustain, and to develop a biomechanical model of injury. In addition, he conducts analyses of potential injury mechanisms for an individual interacting in specific person-machine environments such as one might encounter in the work place. Dr. Robertson has been consulting since 1992 and for more than 15 years taught and conducted research at the University of Oregon, California State University Sacramento, University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Human Engineering Laboratories at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. He has authored or co-authored more than 20 refereed articles in the area of biomechanics, presented numerous papers at national and international conferences, taught seminars specifically related to work place injuries and injuries in the vehicular crash environment and authored a chapter in a textbook related to biomechanics in low speed collisions.  Dr. Robertson and Dr. Chou, director of the Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Oregon, are currently developing a course entitled “Forensic Biomechanics – The Science of Injury Analysis” to be taught in the Spring of 2010.

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Victor Lin, MS MD

Physicatrist at Sacred Heart Medical Center and McKenzie Willamette Hospital.

Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Human Physiology.



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