Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology
Waters College of Health Professions

Li Li

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Professor of Kinesiology
Office: Statesboro Campus-Hollis Building – Room 0107B
Phone: 912-478-8015; Fax: 912-478-0381

Curriculum Vitae:


Research Interests

  • Biomechanics of human movement
  • Aging
  • Running injuries
  • The effects of certain pathologies on human movement (especially peripheral neuropathy, diabetes, and cerebral palsy)
  • Gait analysis

Ongoing Projects

  • Core stability measurements and their effects on movement performance
  • Running with knee pain
  • The effects of different types of running shoes on running performance
  • Nerve conduction velocity study related to people with peripheral neuropathy
  • Neuromuscular mechanisms of contracture related to people with cerebral palsy
  • The effects of locomotion on navicular drop
  • The effects of diaper on baby’s gait
  • Ultrasound measurements of muscle structure and the effects of stretch

Research Statement

Dr. Li’s research is focused on the neuromuscular coordination of human postural control, especially postural stability during standing and walking.

Teaching Statement

College experience is a small part of a life long learning process.

Recent Publications

1. Li, .L., Wen, J., & Fu, W. (2014). Variability and stability of dynamic system applied to movement evaluation. Journal of Tianjin University of Sport, 29(1), 105-107.

2. Zhang, S., Holmes, M., & Li, L. (2014). Reliability of nerve function assessments for people with peripheral neuropathy. International Journal of Neuroscience, (0), 1-17. DOI: 10.3109/00207454.2014.920332.

3. Oyama, S., Yu, B., Blackburn, J. T., Padua, D. A., Li, L., & Myers, J. B. (2014). Improper Trunk Rotation Sequence Is Associated With Increased Maximal Shoulder External Rotation Angle and Shoulder Joint Force in High School Baseball Pitchers. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, DOI: 10.1177/0363546514536871.

4. Dobson, J. L., McMillan, J., & Li, L. (2014). Benefits of exercise intervention in reducing neuropathic pain. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 8, 102. DOI: 10.3389/fncel.2014.00102.

5. Li, L. (2014). The financial burden of physical inactivity. Journal for Sport and Health Science, 3(1), 58-59.

Professional Affiliations and Organizations

International Chinese Society of Physical Activities and Health; 

American College of Sports Medicine

Society for Health and Physical Education

International Society of Biomechanics.





Last updated: 3/14/2018

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