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Faculty & Staff - [ Dr. Harish Chander ]

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Dr. Harish Chander

Dr. Harish Chander

Assistant Professor
Biomechanics & Neuromotor Control
Co-Director of Neuromechanics Laboratory

Department of Kinesiology
McCarthy Room: 221
Complete Vitae


  • University of Mississippi - Ph.D., 2014; Biomechanics & Neuromechanics
  • University of Mississippi - M.S., 2012; Exercise Science & Kinesiology
  • The TN Dr. MGR Medical University - B.P.T., 2008; Physical Therapy

Areas of Research

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Biomechanics of Human Balance and Gait
  • Biomechanics of Slips, Fall and Injury Prevention
  • Impact of Footwear on Human Balance and Gait

Areas of Teaching

  • Neuromotor Control and Learning
  • Biomechanics and Occupational Biomechanics
  • Anatomical Kinesiology
  • Prevention and Care / Rehabilitation Techniques in Sports

Recent Publications

✝ Indicates student mentored project

Underline indicates student in Dr. Chander's Lab

  • ✝ Krings BM, Miller BL, Chander H, Waldman HS, Knight AC, McAllister M, Fountain BJ, Smith JW. (2018). Impact of occupational footwear during simulated workloads on energy expenditure. Footwear Science, 1-9.
  • Simpson JD, Miller BM, Knight AC & Chander H.. (2018). Impact of external load training on drop landing kinetics. Human Movement Science, 59 12-17.
  • Morris CE, Winchester LJ, Hussey AJ, Tomes AS, Neal WA, Wilcoxen DM, Chander H., Arnett SW. (2018). Effect of a simulated tactical occupation stressor and task complexity on mental focus and related physiological parameters. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 66, 200-205.
  • Chander H, Knight AC, Garner JC, Wade, C, Carruth D, DeBusk H & Hill CM. (2018). Impact of military type footwear and workload on heel contact dynamics during slip events. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 66(C), 18-25.
  • Waldman HS; Basham SA; Krings BM; Smith JW; Chander H; Knight AC; McAllister, MJ. (2018). Exogenous Ketone Salts Improve Cognitive Responses Without Decrements to High Intensity Exercise Performance in Healthy College-Aged Males. Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism.
  • Turner AJ, Swain JC, McWhirter KL, Knight AC, Carruth D & Chander H. (2018). Influence of occupational footwear and workload on muscular exertion. International Journal of Exercise Science; 11 (1), 331-341.
  • DeBusk H, Hill CM, Chander H., Knight AC & Babski-Reeves K. (2018). Influence of Military Workload and Footwear on Static and Dynamic Balance Performance. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics.
  • Hill CM, DeBusk H, Knight AC & Chander H. (2017). Influence of military type workload and footwear on muscle exertion during balance performance. Footwear Science 9(3), 169-180.
  • Morris, CE, Chander, H, Wilson, SJ, Wade, C, Loftin, M, & Garner, JC. (2017). Impact of alternative footwear on human energy expenditure. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise. v. 12, n. 4, p. 1220-1229. doi:
  • Simpson J, DeBusk H, Hill CM, Knight AC & Chander H. (2017). Effects of Military Footwear Type and Workload on Ground Reaction Forces during a Dynamic Inversion perturbation. The Foot.
  • Wilson SJ, Williams CC, Gdovin JR, Eason JD, Chander H, Wade C & Garner JC. (2017). The Influence of an Acute Bout Whole Body Vibration on Human Postural Control Responses. Journal of Motor Behavior.
  • Chander, H., Wade, C., Garner, J.C. & Knight, A.C. (2017). Slip Initiation in Alternative and Slip Resistant Footwear. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 23(4), 558-569.
  • Chander H, Garner JC, Wade C and Knight AC. (2017). Postural Control in Workplace Safety: Role of Occupational Footwear and Workload. Safety. 3(3), 18; https://doi:10.3390/safety3030018
  • Dabbs NC, Sauls NM, Zayer A & Chander H. (2017). Balance Performance in Collegiate Athletes: A Comparison of Balance Error Scoring System Measures. J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2(3), 26; https://doi:10.3390/jfmk2030026
  • Simpson, J., Miller B.L., O’Neal E., Chander, H. & Knight A.C. (2017). External Load Training Does Not Alter Balance Performance in Well-Trained Women. Sports Biomechanics, 1-14.
  • Morris, C.E., Chander, H., Garner, J.C., DeBusk, H., Owens, S.G., Valliant, M.W., Loftin, M. (2017). Evaluating Human Balance Following an Exercise Intervention in Previously Sedentary, Overweight Adults. J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol, 2(2), 19; https://doi:10.3390/jfmk2020019
  • DeBusk H, Babski-Reeves K, & Chander H. (2017). Preliminary Analysis of StrongArm® Ergoskeleton on Knee and Hip Kinematics and User Comfort. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. Vol. 61, No. 1, pp. 1346-1350. Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.

Professional Memberships/Affiliations

  • American Society of Biomechanics (ASB)
  • Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS)
  • International Council of Motor Sports (ICMS)
  • South-East American College of Sports Medicine (SEACSM)
  • American Red Cross (Certified CPR/AED Instructor)