Graduated Students



Current Graduate Students

David Howell, MS, ATC

A doctoral candidate in the Motion Analysis Laboratory, David received his undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA and his master’s degree from the University of Oregon Post-Professional Graduate Athletic Training Education Program.

Currently his research examines concussion recovery through multiple testing techniques such as gait balance control, neuropsychological function, attentional function, and neurophysiological function.  He hopes that through the examination of multiple functions, he can help to better understand the effects of a concussion and ultimately develop testing paradigms which may help clinicians to identify complete recovery.

His personal interests include adventuring throughout the Pacific Northwest, running, cycling, woodworking, and occasionally golfing.


On-Yee Amy Lo, MA, PT

A doctoral candidate in the Motion Analysis Laboratory. On-Yee received her physical therapy training at National Yang-Ming University in Taiwan and a master’s degree in Pathokinesiology from New York University. Her research interests include the cortical control of human locomotion, currently focusing on the role of visuospatial attention during obstacle crossing. She utilizes neuropsychological tests and brain stimulation such as tDCS and TMS combining gait analysis in her study. She enjoys hiking and traveling in her spare time.


Chi-Wei Chou, MS, PT

A doctoral student in the Motion Analysis Laboratory. Chi-Wei received her B.S in Physical Therapy and her M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from National Yang Ming University, Taiwan. The focus of her research is the development of a fall prediction model among elderly. She is investigating the perturbation that displaces the body's center of mass and the different strategies to rapidly regain the balance during walking. Her outside interests include photography, travelling and cooking. 


JJ Hannigan, MAT, ATC, CSCS

JJ joins the UO Motion Analysis Laboratory after completing his Master of Athletic Training (MAT) degree at Saint Louis University.  JJ plans to focus his studies on preventing and treating overuse injuries in runners and other athletes.  He is particularly interested in how muscle strength imbalances affect running biomechanics and injury rates.

In addition to being a certified athletic trainer (ATC), JJ is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS).  His personal interests include running, hiking, and cheering on his favorite Chicago sports teams.


Quinn Peterson, BS

A master's student in the Motion Analysis Laboratory, Quinn is continuing at the University of Oregon after completing his B.S. in Human Physiology. His research interests include the effects of mild traumatic brain injury (concussion) on gait and balance, and how these measures can be used to develop return to play safety protocols for concussion patients. His personal interests include traveling, hiking, basketball, and playing beach volleyball.