Sun Hae Jang

A photo of Sun Jang

Associate Professor

Health Promotion and Human Performance

245B Rackham



  • University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
    Biomedical Engineering Department,
    Ph.D. Candidate in Biomedical Engineering
  • University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
    Biomedical Engineering Department,
    National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics,
    MS, Rehabilitation Studies (Orthotics)
  • Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea
    BS, Chemistry and Teaching Theory


  • Jang, S., Koop, S., Rowe, P., "Radiographic Analysis of Sagittal Misalignment patterns in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis". Oral presentation. 10th SOSORT Annual Meeting of International Conference on Conservative Management of Spinal Deformities. Katowice, Poland. May 2015.
  • Jang, S., "Sagittal Misalignment Patterns in Comparison of Coronal Curve Patterns in Idiopathic Scoliosis". Oral presentation. 41st Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium. American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists. New Orleans, LA, USA. February 2015.
  • Jang, S., "Orthotic Management: Milwaukee CTLSO for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis". Guest speaker. One-day Seminar Certificate Program: Orthotic Management of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists. Chicago, IL, USA. October 2014.
  • Jang, S., "Pediatric Spine Bracing", "Adult Thoracolumbar Bracing", and "Cervical Spinal Orthoses" Three Lectures. Guest speaker. One-day Course for Orthopedic Medical Residents in Michigan. Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School and Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. September 2014.

More publications/presentations [PDF].


Sunny has 18 years of clinical experience as a certified orthotist. She is currently chair of American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Spinal Society. She received the Faculty Research Award, CHHS Research Award, Provost's New Faculty Award, and the e-Fellows Grant Award.

Scholarly/Research Interests

  • Optimal 3D corrective forces for rehabilitation of scoliosis
  • Biomechanical parameter development for successful orthotic treatments
  • Computerized system development for orthotic outcome measures
  • 3D and 2D gait analysis
  • Clinical biomechanics of the spine and the lower extremities
  • Pathomechanics of scoliosis