Szu-Ping Lee

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Expertise: Amputee Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Biomechanics, Sport and Exercise Science


Szu-Ping Lee received his training in physical therapy in Taiwan, and practiced as an orthopedic/neurologic therapist at theTaiwan Adventist Hospital. His interest in physical medicine and musculoskeletal biomechanical research was driven by this clinical experience working with patients with orthopedic and neurological conditions.

Lee joined the UNLV Department of Physical Therapy in 2012.


  • Ph.D. Biokinesiology University of Southern California, 2012
  • M.S. Human Performance/Biomechanics. University of Florida, 2005
  • B.S. Physical Therapy. National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, 2001

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Szu-Ping Lee In The News

August 26, 2019
German scientists are developing a smartwatch to correct bad posture.
January 14, 2019
While working on the computer, we slip into autopilot so often that we fail to realize when we ended up in that familiar position - leaning forward without support, head bent down, and eyes close to the monitor.
October 9, 2018
If you're a slumper, straighten up! Doctors say they're seeing a jump in patients coming in with neck and shoulder pain from spending too much time bent over their tablets and e-readers.
August 30, 2018
After it’s been a day, our beds and sofas can look pretty inviting — so much so that we often sprawl stomach down on them to chill.

Articles Featuring Szu-Ping Lee

petri dish and beakers containing liquids
Research | December 26, 2018
In 2018, faculty and students collaborated with one another and international colleagues on scientific exploration that sought to help people make sense of themselves and the world around them.
Woman sitting in chair reading an iPad
Research | June 20, 2018
Posture — not screen time — is biggest factor behind neck and shoulder pain, UNLV study finds.