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C. Roger James Ph.D. FACSM

Associate Professor

Program Director, Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences Program

Director, Center for Rehabilitation Research

EDUCATION

  • 1988 Bachelor of Science in Education: Physical Education - Southwest Missouri State University
  • 1991 Master of Science: Physical Education and Human Movement Studies (Biomechanics) - University of Oregon
  • 1996 Doctor of Philosophy in Exercise and Movement Science (Biomechanics) - University of Oregon

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Lower extremity injury mechanisms, prevention, and rehabilitation outcomes
  • Interaction between musculoskeletal structure and function during locomotor activities
  • Effects of musculoskeletal loading on tissue health

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Smith MP, Sizer PS, & James CR. (2009). Effects of fatigue on frontal plane knee motion, muscle activity and ground reaction forces in men and women during landing. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 8, 419-427.

Owens SC, Brismée JM, Pennell PN, Dedrick GS, Sizer PS, & James CR. (2009). Changes in spinal height following sustained lumbar flexion and extension postures: A clinical measure of intervertebral disc hydration using stadiometry. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 32(5), 358-363.

Lewis NL, Brismée JM, James CR, Sizer PS, Sawyer SF. (2009) The Effect of Stretching on Muscle Responses and Postural Sway Responses during Computerized Dynamic Posturography in Women and Men. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 9, 454-462.

Brueilly KE, Alexander KL, James CR. Relationships between the estimated and measured amount of patient participation in the sit-to-stand transfer maneuver: Assessment of entry-level student physical therapists. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 2008; 22(2):29-35.

Dedrick GS, Sizer PS, Merkle JN, Hounshell TR, McComb-Robert JJR, Sawyer SF, Brismée JM, James CR.  Effect of sex hormones on neuromuscular control patterns during landing. Journal of Electromyography Kinesiology. 2008;18:68-78.

Shen C-L, James CR, Chyu M-C, Bixby WR, Brismée J-M, Zumwalt MA., Poklikuha G. Effects of Tai Chi on gait kinematics, physical function, and pain in elderly with knee osteoarthritis- a pilot study. American Journal of Chinese Medicine. 2008; 36(2):219-232.

Sizer, P. S., James, C. R. (2008). Considerations of Sex Differences in Musculoskeletal Anatomy. In J. J. Robert-McComb, R. Norman, & M. Zumwalt (Eds.), The Active Female: Health Issues Throughout the Lifespan (pp. 25-54), Totowa, NJ: Humana Press.

Gilbert KK, Brismée JM, Collins D, James CR, Shah RV, Sawyer SF, Sizer PS (2007). Lumbosacral nerve root displacement and strain: Part 1- A novel measurement technique during straight leg raise in unembalmed cadavers. Spine. 32: 1513-1520. (2006 Young Investigator Award Winner.)

Gilbert, K. K., Brismée, J. M., Collins, D., James, C. R., Shah, R. V., Sawyer, S. F., Sizer, P. S. (2007). Lumbosacral nerve root displacement and strain: Part 2- A comparison of two straight leg raise conditions in unembalmed cadavers. Spine, 32, 1521-1525.  (2006 Young Investigator Award Winner.)

James, C. R., Herman, J. A., Dufek, J. S., Bates, B. T. (2007). Number of trials necessary to achieve performance stability of selected ground reaction force variables during landing. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 6, 126-134.

James, C. R., Dufek, J. S., & Bates, B. T. (2006). Effects of stretch shortening-cycle exercise fatigue on stress fracture injury risk during drop landing. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 77, 1-13.

Bates, B. T., James, C. R., & Dufek, J. S. (2004). Single subject analysis. In N. Stergiou (Ed.), Innovative Analyses of Human Movement (pp. 3-28), Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

James, C. R. (2004). Considerations of movement variability in biomechanics research. In N. Stergiou (Ed.), Innovative Analyses of Human Movement (pp. 29-62). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

James, C. R., Sizer, P., Starch, D. W., Lockhart, T. E., & Slauterbeck, J. (2004). Gender differences among sagittal plane knee kinematic and ground reaction force characteristics during a rapid sprint and cut maneuver. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 75, 31-38.

James, C. R., Bates, B. T., & Dufek, J. S. (2003). Classification and comparison of biomechanical response strategies for accommodating landing impact. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 19, 106-118.

James, C. R., Dufek, J. S., & Bates, B. T. (2000). Effects of injury proneness and task difficulty on joint kinentic variability. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 32(11), 1833-1844.

Osternig, L. R., James, C. R., & Bercades, D. (1999). Effects of movement speed and joint position on knee flexor torque in healthy and post-surgical subjects. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 80, 100-106.

Osternig, L. R., James, C. R., & Bercades, D. (1996). Eccentric knee flexor torque following anterior cruciate ligament surgery. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 28(10), 1229-1234.

Dufek, J. S., Bates, B.T., Stergiou, N., & James, C. R. (1995). Interactive effects between group and single-subject response patterns. Human Movement Science, 14, 301-323.

Osternig, L. R., Caster, B. L., & James, C. R. (1995). Contralateral hamstring (biceps femoris) coactivation patterns and anterior cruciate ligament dysfunction. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 27(6), 805-808.

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