Bing Yu, PhD

Bing Yu, PhD

Division of Physical Therapy
Department of Allied Health Sciences
3026 Bondurant Hall, CB# 7135
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7135
OFFICE: (919)843-8643 FAX: (919)966-3678

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Research Background & Interests

Biomechanics of normal and arthritic knee in functional activities

EMG-driven optimization knee model; Effects of elected factors on actual distance of triple jump

Kinematic & kinetic analysis of discus throwing technique

Muscle contraction pattern in athletic tasks

Stochastic modeling of the risk for ACL injuries


PhD, The University of Iowa, 1993, Biomechanics

MS, Kansas State University, 1988, Biomechanics

BS, Beijing Institute of Physical Education, 1982, Biomechanics 


HMSC 791, Human Movement Analysis

HMSC 795, Kinetic Analysis of Human Motion

HMSC 886, Understanding Research

Selected Publications

Please see this PubMed Link for peer reviewed publications

Recent Refereed Publications
Dai B, Garrett WE, Gross MT, Padua DA, Queen RM, Yu B. The effects of 2 
landing techniques on knee kinematics, kinetics, and performance during stop-jump and side-cutting tasks. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Feb;43(2):466-74.   PMID: 25367015.

Oyama S, Yu B, Blackburn JT, Padua DA, Li L, Myers JB. Improper trunk rotation sequence is associated with increased maximal shoulder external rotation angle and shoulder joint force in high school baseball pitchers. Am J Sports Med. 2014 Sep;42(9):2089-94. PMID: 24944296

Liu H, Wu W, Yao W, Spang JT, Creighton RA, Garrett WE, Yu B. Effects of knee extension constraint training on knee flexion angle and peak impact ground-reaction force. Am J Sports Med. 2014 Apr;42(4):979-86. PMID: 24532596

Collins A, Blackburn T, Olcott C, Jordan JM, Yu B, Weinhold P. A kinetic and kinematic analysis of the effect of stochastic resonance electrical stimulation and knee sleeve during gait in osteoarthritis of the knee. J Appl Biomech. 2014 Feb;30(1):104-12.  PMID: 23878205.

 Dai B, Leigh S, Li H, Mercer VS, Yu B. The relationships between technique variability and performance in discus throwing. J Sports Sci. 2013;31(2):219-28.   PMID: 23051062

Professional Societies

American Society of Biomechanics (ASB)

International Society of Biomechanics (ISB)

International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS)

American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM)