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Li-Shan Chou

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3391
  • Office: 340 Gerlinger Hall
  • Interests: Balance control during locomotion
  • Website: Website


Li-Shan Chou’s teaching focus is in the area of biomechanical analysis of human movement, orthopedic biomechanics, and rehabilitation engineering. In his research, he applies engineering and mechanical theories to enhance the understanding of mechanisms governing human locomotion and factors related to the increased incidence of falls in the elderly.

His areas of expertise include clinical gait analysis, assessment of dynamic stability during locomotion, and mathematical modeling of the musculoskeletal system.

Dr. Chou received his doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to coming to the University of Oregon, he held positions as post-doctoral research associate in research fellow at the University of Chicago and the Mayo Clinic, respectively. He joined the UO Department of Human Physiology in 2000. Dr. Chou has received research grants from the National Institute of Health, the Mayo Foundation, the Medical Research Foundation of Oregon, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.