Joseph Hamill

Joseph Hamill
Professor Emeritus
23 Totman Building


B.A., York University, Canada; B.S., Concordia University, Canada; M.S., University of Oregon; Ph.D., University of Oregon

Area(s) of Specialization: 

Biomechanics, Human Locomotion, Clinical Biomechanics

Research Description: 

My research focuses on human locomotion, with particular emphasis on running mechanics. I am interested in determining the mechanical causes of cumulative micro-trauma injuries (more commonly referred to as overuse injuries). For these studies, my group has used kinematic and kinetic analyses, modeling and dynamical systems. The most recent research conducted in my laboratory involves the efficacy of altering footfall patterns during running and the possible link of such a change to running injuries.

Key Publications: 

Gruber, A.H., Busa, M.A., Gorton, G.E., Masso, P.D., Van Emmerik, R.E.A., Hamill, J. Time to contact and multi-scale entropy identify differences in postural control in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Gait and Posture 34:13-18, 2011.

O’Halloran, J., Van, Emmerik, R.E.A., McDermott, W., Remelius, J.G., Hamill, J. Locomotor-respiratory coupling patterns and oxygen consumption during walking above and below preferred stride frequency. European Journal of Physiology, 112: 929-940, 2012.

Russell, E.M., Hamill, J. Lateral wedges decrease biomechanical risk factors for knee osteoarthritis in obese women. Journal of Biomechanics 44: 2286-2291, 2011.

Chang, R., Kent-Braun, J., Hamill, J. Use of MRI for volume estimation of tibialis posterior and plantar intrinsic foot muscles in healthy and chronic plantar fasciitis limbs. Clinical Biomechanics 27: 500-505, 2012.

Hamill, J., Gorton, G., Masso, P. Clinical Biomechanics: Contributions to the Medical Treatment of Physical Abnormalities. Kinesiology Today, 1: 17-23, 2012.