Chun-Kai Huang, Ph.D.
Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
In 2019, Chun-Kai Huang, Ph.D., joined the School of Health Professions faculty as an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. 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.
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.
Huang's research interest focuses on clinical biomechanics and human movement science which includes the following specific areas of focus:
- How virtual reality technology impacts human movement in healthy and neurodegenerative populations.
- Fall prevention in occupational health and safety.
- Applied biomechanics/ergonomics in minimally invasive surgery for tool development and skill acquisition.