Dr. Lin's research theme focuses on musculoskeletal biomechanics and medical imaging to identify the risk factors of the secondary complications followed by neuromusculoskeletal diseases. The long-term goal is to gain insights into the qualitative, quantitative, and computer aided analytical metrics for early detection of potential injuries/diseases to help the advancement of preventative medical practice.


Research Interest

  • 1) Better understanding of the secondary complications among individuals with disability. 2) Developing novel diagnostic tools for early detection of the debilitating process related to negative impacts of neuromusculoskeletal disorders


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Perioperative Outcomes, Comorbidities, and Complications following Total Shoulder Arthroplasty in Wheelchair Users: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis of a Nationwide Database.
Prabhu K, Nasr AJ, Kasitinon D, Cabrera A, Lin YS, J Clin Med 2023 Sep 12 18
Emerging Role of Quantitative Ultrasound-Based Imaging Techniques for Characterizing Rotator Cuff Tears: A Scoping Review.
Nasr AJ, Pierson CJ, Tzen YT, Khazzam M, Jain NB, Lin YS, Diagnostics (Basel) 2023 Jun 13 12
Shoulder pain and ultrasound findings: A comparison study of wheelchair athletes, nonathletic wheelchair users, and nonwheelchair users.
Soo Hoo JA, Kim H, Fram J, Lin YS, Page C, Easthausen I, Jayabalan P, PM R 2022 May 14 5 551-560
Is the King-Devick Test a Reliable Tool in Wheelchair Athletes? A Preliminary Prospective Study in Wheelchair Basketball.
Richard J, Lin YS, Wernet L, Kasitinon D, Royston A, Bristow K, Garner D, Argo LR, Clin J Sport Med 2022 Mar 32 2 e134-e138
Relationship between linear velocity and tangential push force while turning to change the direction of the manual wheelchair.
Hwang S, Lin YS, Hogaboom NS, Wang LH, Koontz AM Biomed Tech (Berl) 2016 Aug
Dynamic Three-Dimensional Ultrasound to Evaluate Scapular Movement Among Manual Wheelchair Users and Healthy Controls.
Worobey LA, Lin YS, Koontz AM, Boninger ML, Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil 2015 21 4 303-12
Ultrasonographic measurement of the acromiohumeral distance in spinal cord injury: Reliability and effects of shoulder positioning.
Lin YS, Boninger ML, Day KA, Koontz AM J Spinal Cord Med 2014 Jun
Effects of repetitive shoulder activity on the subacromial space in manual wheelchair users.
Lin YS, Boninger M, Worobey L, Farrokhi S, Koontz A, Biomed Res Int 2014 2014 583951
Reliability of freehand three-dimensional ultrasound to measure scapular rotations.
Worobey LA, Udofa IA, Lin YS, Koontz AM, Farrokhi SS, Boninger ML, J Rehabil Res Dev 2014 51 6 985-94

Honors & Awards

  • NIH/NUCATS TL1 Research Training Grant
  • Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Research Fellowship
  • NIDILRR Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Fellowship,

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University (1998-2002)
  • M.S., Biomedical Engineering, National Taiwan University (2002-2004)
  • Ph.D., Rehabilitation Science, University of Pittsburgh (2008-2013)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University/Shirley Ryan Ability Lab/Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (2014-2018)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pittsburgh/VA Center of Excellence in Wheelchairs and Associated Rehabilitation Engineering (2013-2014)