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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

  • 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; doi:10.3390/safety3030018.
  • Dabbs NC, Sauls NM, Zayer A & Chander H. Balance Performance in Collegiate Athletes: A Comparison of Balance Error Scoring System Measures. J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2(3), 26; 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,
  • 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; doi:10.3390/jfmk2020019
  • Chander, H., Wade, C., Garner, J.C. & Knight, A.C. (2016). Slip Initiation in Alternative and Slip Resistant Footwear. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics. DOI: 10.1080/10803548.2016.1262498.
  • Chander, H., Wade, C. & Garner, J.C. (2016). Slip Outcomes in Firefighters: A Comparison of Rubber and Leather Boots. Occupational Ergonomics, 13 (2), 67-77.
  • Chander, H., Morris CE, Wilson SJ, Wade, C & Garner JC. (2016). Balance Performance in Alternative Footwear. Footwear Science, 8(3), 165-174.
  • Chander, H., & Dabbs, N. C. (2016). Balance Performance and Training Among Female Athletes. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 38(2), 8-13.
  • Knight, A. C., Holmes, M. E., Chander, H., Kimble, A., & Stewart, J. T. (2016). Assessment of balance among adolescent track and field athletes. Sports biomechanics, 15(2), 169-179.
  • Chander, H., Garner, J. C., & Wade, C. (2015). Heel Contact Dynamics in Alternative Footwear during Slip Events. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 48, 158-166.
  • Chander, H., Wade, C., & Garner, J. C. (2015). Impact of Occupational Footwear on Dynamic Balance Perturbations. Footwear Science, 7(2), 115-126.
  • Chander, H., Garner, J. C., & Wade, C. (2015). Ground Reaction Forces in Alternative Footwear during Slip Events. International Journal of Kinesiology and Sports Science, 3(2), 1-8.
  • Chander, H., MacDonald, C. J., Dabbs, N. C., Allen, C. R., Lamont, H. S., & Garner, J. C. (2014). Balance Performance in Female Collegiate Athletes. Journal of Sports Science, 2, 13-20.
  • Chander, H., Garner, J. C., & Wade, C. (2014). Impact on balance while walking in occupational footwear. Footwear Science, 6(1), 59-66.
  • Dabbs, N. C., MacDonald, C. J., Chander, H., Lamont, H. S., Garner, J. C. (2014). The Effects of Whole-body Vibration on Balance in Elderly Women. MedicinaSportiva. 18(1): 10-15.
  • Garner, J. C., Wade, C., Garten, R., Chander, H., & Acevedo, E. (2013). The influence of firefighter boot type on balance. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 43(1), 77-81.
  • MacDonald, C. J., Israetel, M., Dabbs, N. C., Chander, H., Allen, C. R., Lamont, H., & Garner, J. C. (2013) Influence of Body Composition on Selected Jump Performance Measures in Collegiate Female Athletes. Journal of Trainology, 2: 33-37.

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)