Sun Hae (Sunny) Jang

A photo of Sun Jang

Associate Professor

Health Promotion and Human Performance

245B Rackham

734.487.2838

sjang3@emich.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., in Biomedical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • M.Sc., in Rehabilitation Studies (Orthotics), University of Strathclyde, UK
  • B.S., in Chemistry and Teaching Theory, Kyungpook National University, South Korea

Publications

  • Jang, S., Davis, K., Thach, S., Current Practice in Orthotic Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Journal of Prosthetics & Orthotics, 2019;31(1):23
  • Jang, S., Swanlund, P., Olafson, J., Kallabis Orthosis in Use for Early Onset Scoliosis. The Academy Today, Winter 2019, Volume 15, No. 1,11-13. 
  • Jang, S., Rowe, P., Reference Ranges of 3D Spinal Alignment Parameter System for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Oral presentation. 14th SOSORT Annual Meeting of International Conference on Conservative Management of Spinal Deformities. San Francisco, USA. April 2019. 
  • Jang, S., Tips for Developing O & P Clinical Courses and Fostering an Effective Student Learning Environment. Oral presentation. Global Educator Meeting 2018, International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics. Göttingen, Germany. September 2018. 
  • Jang, S., Son, E., Rowe, P., Concurrent Validity of 3d Skin Level Spinal Alignment Parameters for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Oral presentation. 44th Academy Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium of American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists. New Orleans, LA, USA. February 2018.
  • Jang, S., Sagittal Misalignment Patterns and Pathogenesis of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (Newer Data). Oral presentation. 16th World Congress of International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics. Cape Town, South Africa. May 2017.
  • Jang, S., Davis, K., Thach, S., Current Practice in Orthotic Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Oral presentation. 43rd Academy Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium of American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists. Chicago, IL, USA. March 2017.
  • Jang, S., How to Determine Optimal 3D Orthotic Designs for AIS. Invited guest speaker. Asian Prosthetic and Orthotic Scientific Meeting 2016. Seoul, South Korea. November 2016.
  • 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., Analysis of a New Radiographic Evaluation Tool for Idiopathic Scoliosis, the Overall Coronal Trunk Symmetry Index. Oral presentation. 2013 O&P World Congress. American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association. Orlando, FL, USA. September 2013. 
  • Jang, S., Hutson, J., Techniques for Treating Idiopathic Scoliosis: Achieving a 3D Biomechanical Goal with a Corrective TLSO. The O&P Edge, June 2014 Issue.
  • Jang, S., and Hutson, J., Current Key Biomechanical Principles in the Orthotic Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis. The Academy Today, Summer (June)2013 Vol 9 No 3

Courses

  • ORPR 640 Lower Extremity Orthotics I
  • ORPR 610 Spinal Orthotics
  • ORPR 685 Literature Review for Capstone Project Orthotics & Prosthetics
  • ORPR 686 Capstone Project in Orthotics & Prosthetics

Professional

  • 18 years of clinical experience as an American Board-Certified Orthotist (CO)
  • Recipient of “Everett L. Marshall Award for Teaching Excellence”, EMU (2017).
  • Recipient of the AOPA Research Grant, EMU Faculty Research Fellowship Award, CHHS Research Support Award, and Provost’s New Faculty Research Support Award etc.
  • Peer Reviewer of the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics (JPO) and the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics International (POI)
  • Vice Chair (Past Chair) of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, Spinal Orthotic Society (AAOP, SOS)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (FAAOP)

Scholarly/Research Interests

  • Development for orthotic and prosthetic clinical and treatment outcome parameters and their visual digital application
  • Development for optimal orthotic and prosthetic device systems using CAD/CAM, robotics, and 3D printing technologies
  • Pathological gait analysis using motion capture technology
  • Clinical biomechanics of the spine and lower extremities
  • Pathomechanism of scoliosis