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Sun Hae Jang, MSc, CO

Associate Professor

Sun Hae Jang 245-B Rackham Building


University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Biomedical Engineering Department,
PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Biomedical Engineering Department,
National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics,
M.Sc., in Rehabilitation Studies (Orthotics)

Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea
B.S., in Chemistry and Teaching Theory

Professional Summary

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 is the recipient of Everett L. Marshall Award for Teaching Excellence (2017). She has received the AOPA Research Award, EMU Faculty Research Award, CHHS Research Award, and Provost’s New Faculty Award etc.

Courses Taught

Selected Presentations and/or Publications

Jang, S., Son, E., Rowe, P., Concurrent Validity of 3d Skin Level Spinal Alignment Parameters for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, Oral Presentation at 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 at 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 at 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., 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., 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.

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

Jang, S., 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. 14th ISPO World Congress. International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics. Hyderabad, India. February 2013

More publications/presentations.

Additional Information

Curriculum Vitae

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 & 2D gait analysis
  • Clinical biomechanics of the spine and the lower extremities
  • Pathomechanics of scoliosis
The Orthotics and Prosthetics Program is part of the School of Health Promotion & Human Performance, 318 Porter Building, 734.487.0090