Dr. Szu-Ping Lee received his training in Physical Therapy in Taiwan, and practiced as an orthopedic/neurologic therapist in Taiwan 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. In 2005, he graduated from the University of Florida with a Master of Science degree in Human Performance. He earned his Ph.D from the University of Southern California in Biokinesiology in 2012. Dr. Lee joined the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Department of Physical Therapy in 2012.
Ph.D. Biokinesiology University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA Dissertation: The Influence of Hip Muscle Performance on Postural Stability & Ankle Joint Biomechanics: Implications for Ankle Injury - 2012
M.S. Human Performance/Biomechanics. University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA Research focus: The Influence of Approach Distance on Knee Joint Mechanics during Side-Step Cutting in Persons with Reconstructed ACL - 2005
B.S. Physical Therapy. National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan - 2001
DPT 749 Applied Exercise Physiology
DPT 749L Applied Exercise Physiology Laboratory
DPT 791 Applied Research Statistics
DPT 750 Prosthetics and Orthotics
DPT 750 Prosthetics and Orthotics Laboratory
DPT 790 Clinical Research
DPT 752 Physical Agents and Electrophysiology
DPT 752L Physical Agents and Electrophysiology Laboratory
DPT 726 Evidence Based Practice
Dr. Lee’s research philosophy is that improving knowledge about human movement leads to more effective rehabilitation. His investigations focus on the biomechanical and neuromuscular control aspects of human movement. Specific research areas include: amputee rehabilitation, pathomechanics of disabilities, motor learning in rehabilitation, and sports science. Through his study, Dr. Lee’s goal is to improve the quality of life and physical performance for individuals experiencing mobility deficits.