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
- Biomechanics of human movement
- Running injuries
- The effects of certain pathologies on human movement (especially peripheral neuropathy, diabetes, and cerebral palsy)
- Gait analysis
- 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
Dr. Li’s research is focused on the neuromuscular coordination of human postural control, especially postural stability during standing and walking.
College experience is a small part of a life long learning process.
Wang, Y., Liang, L., Wang, D., Tang, Y., Wu, X., Li, L. &Yu., L. (2019 Online publication). Cycling with Low Saddle Height is Related to Increased Knee Adduction Moments in Healthy Recreational Cyclists. European Journal of Sport Science. 1-19. Doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2019.1635651
Zhang, S., Li, Y., & Li, L. (2019). Running ground reaction force complexity at the initial stance phase increased with ageing. Sports biomechanics. 1-10. Doi.org: 10.1080/14763141.2019.1596300.
Li, L., Zhang, S., & Dobson, J. (2019). The contribution of small and large sensory afferents to postural control in patients with peripheral neuropathy. Journal of Sport and Health Science. 8: 218-27. Doi.org./10.1016/j.jshs.2018.09.010
Olson, M. W., & Li, L. (2018). Repetitive trunk loading leads to faster trunk movement in response to external perturbation. Journal of biomechanics. 80: 95-101. Doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.08.025
Song, Q., Li, L., Zhang, C., Sun, W., & Mao, D. (2018). Long-term Tai Chi Practitioners Have Superior Body Stability under Dual Task Condition during Stair Ascent. Gait & Posture. 66: 124-9. Doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.08.008
Zhang, S., Pan, J., & Li, L. (2018). Non-linear changes of lower extremity kinetics prior to gait transition. Journal of Biomechanics. 77: 48-54. Doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.06.022.
Ruan, M., Li, L., Chen, C., & Wu, X. (2018). Stretch Could Reduce Hamstring Injury Risk During Sprinting by Right Shifting the Length-Torque Curve. Journal of strength and conditioning research. 32(8): 2190-2198. Doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000002645.
Pan, J., Liu, C., Zhang, S., & Li, L. (2016). Tai Chi Can Improve Postural Stability as Measured by Resistance to Perturbation Related to Upper Limb Movement among Healthy Older Adults. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, DOI:10.1155/2016/9710941.
Holmes, M. L., Manor, B., Hsieh, W. H., Hu, K., Lipsitz, L. A., & Li, L. (2016). Tai Chi training reduced coupling between respiration and postural control. Neuroscience letters, 610, 60-65.
Zhang, S., Manor, B., Li, L. (2015). H-Index Is Important for Postural Control for People with Impaired Foot Sole Sensation. PLoS One, 10(3): DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121847
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: 12/3/2019