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Chun-Kai Huang, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science, and Athletic Training

Professional Background

In 2019, Chun-Kai Huang, Ph.D., joined the School of Health Professions faculty as an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science, and Athletic Training. He currently teaches PTRS 750 Research in Evidence-Based Physical Therapy Practice in the physical therapy doctoral degree program. He also serves as a research faculty mentor in the rehabilitation science doctoral program.

Active in research projects, Huang is a core scientist in the Laboratory for Advanced Rehabilitation Research in Simulation and an affiliate faculty of the Human Performance Laboratory at the Landon Center on Aging.

Academic Background
Huang earned his bachelor's degree in physical therapy in 2005 and a master's degree in rehabilitation science in 2007 from Chang Gung University in Taiwan. In 2015, he obtained his doctorate from the Division of Physical Therapy Education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He completed his postdoctoral training during 2016-2018 in the Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering at the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Neb.

Education and Training
  • BS, Physical Therapy, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • MS, Rehabilitation Science, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • PhD, Physical Therapy - Biomechanics, Univ. of Nebraska Medical Ctr., Omaha, NE
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Physical Therapy/Biomechanics, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln, NE
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Certificate of Physical Therapist, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan
Professional Affiliations
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Aging Research & Geriatric Rehabilitation Networking Group, Member, 2021 - Present
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Neurodegenerative Diseases Networking Group, Member, 2018 - Present
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Measurement Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group, Member, 2018 - Present
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Internatioanl Society of Posture and Gait Research, Member, 2013 - Present
  • American Society of Biomechanics, Member, 2010 - Present



Huang's research interest focuses on clinical biomechanics and human movement science which includes the following specific areas of focus:

1) How virtual reality technology impacts human movement in healthy and neurodegenerative populations.

2) Fall prevention in occupational health and safety.

3) Applied biomechanics/ergonomics in minimally invasive surgery for tool development and skill acquisition.

For more information about Huang, please see his profile on Research Gate and on LinkedIn.

  • Gerber, Eryn., D, Nichols, Paris., D, Giraldo, Camilo, Huang, Chun-Kai, Luchies, Carl., W. 2022. Rambling-Trembling Center-of-Pressure Decomposition Reveals Distinct Sway Responses to Simulated Somatosensory Deficit. Gait & Posture
  • Sanghee, Moon, Huang, Chun-Kai, Sadeghi, Maryam, Akinwuntan, Abiodun., E, Devos, Hannes. 2021. Proof-of-Concept of the Virtual Reality Comprehensive Balance Assessment and Training (VR-ComBAT) for Sensory Organization of Dynamic Postural Control
  • Armijo, Priscila., R, Flores, Laura, Pokala, Bhavani, Huang, Chun-Kai, Siu, Ka-Chun, Oleynikov, Dmitry. 2022. Gender Equity in Ergonomics: Does Muscle Effort in Laparoscopic Surgery Differ between Men and Women?. Surgical Endoscopy