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Sun Hae Jang, MSc, CO

Assistant Professor of Orthotics and Prosthetics

Sun Hae Jang 245-B Rackham Building


PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering 

MSc in Rehabilitation Studies

Biomedical Engineering Department,

National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics,

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

BS in Chemistry and Teaching Theory

Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea

Professional Summary


The American Board Certified Orthotist,

Professional Affiliations

Chair, Spinal Orthotics Society of AAOP

Member, American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP)

Member, International Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment(SOSORT)

Honors and Awards

Faculty Research Fellowship Award, 2015 – 2016  

CHHS-Sponsored Research Award, 2015 – 2016

Provost’s New Faculty Award, 2014 – 2015 

eFellows Special Call Grant Award, 2014 Winter

Courses Taught

ORPR 610: Spinal Orthotics

ORPR 640: Lower Extremity Orthotics I

ORPR 650: Lower Extremity Orthotics II

Selected Presentations and/or Publications

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.

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., “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.

“How to apply 3D biomechanical corrective theory during x-ray analysis in orthotic treatment for idiopathic scoliosis” Guest speaker, ISPO Canada Symposium 2013, Ottawa, Canada, October 2013 

“Analysis of a New Radiographic Evaluation Tool for Idiopathic Scoliosis, The Overall Coronal Trunk Symmetry Index” Oral presentation, 2013 O&P World Congress, Orlando, FL, USA, September 2013.

S. Jang, The perspective of the article “Carbon Spinal Orthosis Improves Spine and Chest Mobility”, May, 2013 issue of the O & P Business News

S. Jang and J. Hutson, “Current Key Biomechanical Principles in the Orthotic Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis” The Academy Today of American Academy of Orthotists and Prothetists, Summer 2013 Vol 9 No 3, in June 2013 issue of The O & P EDGE (also listed for ABC, BOC, and CBC continuing education course)

“Panel Discussion on X-ray Analysis”, Panel, AAOP Academy Annual Meeting &Scientific Symposium, Orlando, FL, USA, February 2013.

The Instructional Course, “A Key Biomechanical Corrective Principle Based on the Specific Goals and Techniques used in a Gillette Custom Molded TLSO for Idiopathic Scoliosis”, Chair and Speaker, ISPO 14th World Congress, Hyderabad, India, February 2013

“Fundamental Biomechanical Goals, Principles and Techniques Used by Experienced Orthotists in the Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis”, Guest speaker, Northern Plains Chapter of AAOP Annual Seminar, Vadnais Heights, MN, USA, September 2012.

“Latro-posterior Directed Migration of Trunk to the Concave side of the Curve: Biomecahnical Principle in Treating Three Dimensional Deformity of Idiopathic Scoliosis with a Custom Molded High-profile TLSO”, Poster presentation, SOSORT Conference, Milan, Italy, May, 2012.

“Biomechanical Goals and Techniques Used in Custom Molded TLSOs for the Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis”, Oral presentation, ACPOC Annual Meeting, Banff, Canada, April 2012.

Additional Information

Research Interest and Current Activity

Pathomechnics of scoliosis

Optimal 3D corrective forces for rehabilitation of scoliosis

Biomechanical parameters of a successful orthotic treatment in scoliosis

Computerized spinal orthotic system development

Gait and EMG analysis

Clinical biomechanics of the spine

The Orthotics and Prosthetics Program is part of the School of Health Promotion & Human Performance, 318 Porter Building, 734.487.0090