Shuqi Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biomechanics


Kinesiology and Physical Education

Research Interests

My primary research interest lies in the mechanisms of postural control in standing and walking among the aging population especially in people with a dysfunctional sensory nervous system. To be specific, my research focuses on the neuro-mechanism, adaptation, and therapeutic programs of postural control in elderly adults.


  • Ph.D. Louisiana State University, Kinesiology
  • B.S. Shanghai University of Sport, Kinesiology

Recent Publications

  • Zhang, S., Manor, B., & Li, L. (2015). H-index is important for postural control for people with impaired foot sole sensation. PloS one10(3), e0121847.
  • Zhang, S., & Holmes, M. L., & Li, L. (2015). Reliability of nerve function assessments in people with Peripheral Neuropathy. International Journal of Neuroscience125(3), 201-207.
  • Zhang, S., & Li, L. (2013). The differential effects of foot sole sensory on plantar pressure distribution between balance and gait. Gait & Posture37(4), 532-535.
  • Zhang, S., & Li, L. (2015, July). Decline of conduction time may lead to central nervous system adaptions that are important for postural control and gait. Presented at the 2015 International Society of Biomechanics Convention, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
  • Zhang, S., & Li, L. (2015, May). Proximal sensory nerve conduction velocity is correlated with conduction time of H-reflex in healthy individuals. Presented at the 2015 ACSM Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, USA.

Courses Taught

  • KNPE 313 - Mechanical Kinesiology of Motor Skills
  • KNPE 314 - Applied Kinesiology
  • KNPE 445 - Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise Science
  • KNPE 645 - Application of Statistics to Research in KNPE


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