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Feng Yang

Assistant Professor    

Ph. D. in Ergonomics, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2003
B. S. in Refrigeration and Cryogenic Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1998


Fall prevention; Motor rehabilitation; Biomechanics; Computer simulation


Dr. Feng Yang is an assistant professor in the College of Education & Human Development’s Department of Kinesiology and Health. He holds a Ph.D. in ergonomics from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Yang and his research team conduct research related to biomechanics, motor disorders and rehabilitation. Currently, his research mainly concerns fall prevention among older adults and individuals with movement disorders (like multiple sclerosis, stroke, etc.). Specifically, Yang and his team are trying to investigate the underlying mechanisms of falls from the perspectives of biomechanics and motor control among healthy and pathological populations. They also work to develop novel yet cost-effective training paradigms, like vibration training, perturbation training, etc., to prevent falls from happening among individuals with elevated falling risk. Yang has published more than forty articles in prestigious journals.


Selected Publications

Yang, F., Finlayson M., Bethoux, F., Su, X.-G., Dillon L. Maldonado H.M. “Controlled whole-body vibration training reduces risk of falls among individuals with multiple sclerosis.” Disability and Rehabilitation, 2017 (in press).

Liu, Z.-Q., Yang, F. “Obesity may not induce dynamic stability disadvantage among young adults.” PLoS ONE, 2017 (in press).

Yang, F., Estrada, E., Sanchez, M. “Vibration training improves disability status in multiple sclerosis: A pretest-posttest pilot study.” Journal of Neurological Sciences, 2016, 369: 96-101.

Yang, F., King, G. “Dynamic gait stability of treadmill versus overground walking in young adults?” Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 2016, 31: 81-87.

Yang, F., Kim, J., Munoz, J. “Adaptive gait responses to awareness of a slip during treadmill walking.” Gait and Posture, 2016, 50: 175-179.