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School of Health Sciences
Assistant Prof.
Area of Specialization
  • Clinical Biomechanics
Office Location
SLB 16 E
Phone Number

Dr. Jae Yom, an Assistant Professor in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Illinois Springfield, holds a Ph.D. in Exercise Science with a concentration in Biomechanics from the University of Georgia. His research interests include landing/cutting biomechanics related to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, gait biomechanics for total knee arthroplasty (TKA), and postural control. Recently, Dr. Yom has made significant contributions through collaboration with the Neuromuscular Biomechanics and Health Assessment Laboratory at Ohio University. His involvement in projects such as cognitive dual-task landing and virtual reality (VR) landing biomechanics, funded by the Department of Defense (DOD) Orthopedic Research Program, showcases his dedication to advancing the understanding of biomechanics in various applications.

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Postural Control
  • Lu, T., Jones, M., Yom, J., Ishida, A, White, J. Physiological and Biomechanical Responses to Exercise on Two Different Types of Rowing Ergometers in NCAA Division I Oarswomen. European Journal of Applied Physiology 123 (7), 1529-1541. doi: 10.1007/s00421-023-05172-w
  •  McCarren, G., Chaput, M., Grooms, D., Criss, C., Buckley.,S., Brazalovich, P., Yom, J., Simon, J. Cognitive Load Influences Drop Jump Landing Mechanics During Cognitive-Motor-Simulated Shooting. Military Medicine doi: 10.1093/milmed/usad003 (Online ahead of print)
  •  Brazalovich, P., Simon, J., Criss, C., Yom, J., Grooms, D. The Effects of Virtual Reality Immersion on Drop Landing. Sports Biomechanics doi: 10.1080/14763141.2022.2035427 (Online ahead of print)
  •  Buckley, S., Chaput, M., Simon, J., Criss, C., Brazalovich, P., McCarren, G., Yom, J., Grooms, D. Cognitive Load Impairs Time to Initiate and Complete Shooting Tasks in ROTC Members. Military Medicine. 2022 1;187 (7-8):e898-e905 doi: 10.1093/milmed/usab276
  •  Schnittjer, A., Simon, J., Yom, J., Grooms, D. The Effects of a Cognitive Dual Task on Jump-Landing Movement Quality. International Journal of Sports Medicine 2021 42(1) 90-95 doi: 10.1055/a-1195-2700
  •  Simon, J., Yom, J., Grooms, D. Symmetry does not Indicate Recovery: Single-Leg Hop Pre and Post a Lower Extremity Injury. International Journal of Sports Medicine 2020 Oct 5. doi: 10.1055/a-1244-9959
  •  Leonard, K., Simon, J., Yom, J., Grooms, D. The Immediate Effects of Expert and Dyad External Focus Feedback on Drop Landing Kinematics in Female Athletes: An Instrumented Field Study. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy doi: 10.26603/001c.18717
  •  Miko, S.,Simon, J., Monfort, S., Yom, J., Ulloa, S., Grooms, D. Postural Stability During Visual-based Cognitive and Motor Dual-Tasks after ACLR. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 24 (2) 146-151 doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2020.07.008
  •  Simon, J., Millikan, N., Yom, J., Grooms, D. Neurocognitive Challenged Hops Reduced Functional Performance Relative to Traditional Hop Testing. Physical Therapy in Sport 2020; (41) 97-102 doi: 010.1016/j.ptsp.2019.12.002
  •  Yom, J., Owens, T. Arnett, S., Beebe, J., Son, V. The effects of an unanticipated side-cut on lower extremity kinematics and ground reaction forces during a drop landing. Sports Biomechanics 2019 18(4) 414-425 doi: 10.1080/14763141.2017.1409795
  •  Frazier, J., Yom, J., Howe, C., Chelberg, D. Validation of an infrared camera system with a joint analysis software as a real time strength training and evaluation tool. Asian Journal of Kinesiology 2018;20 (3) 52-56 doi: 10.15758/ajk.2018.20.3.52
  •  Son, V., Chung, JH, Yom, J.P. When efficacy beliefs affect team attributions: Relationships between self- and collective efficacy beliefs and team attributions over time. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. 2016 56 (7-8) 939-48
  •  Yom, J., Kim, K., The Effects of Three Different Squat Exercises on iEMG, MEF of Rectus femoris, Biceps femoris and Gastrocnemius. Asian Journal of Kinesiology 2015 (17) 1-8 doi: 10.15758/jkak.2015.17.1.1  
  •  Yom, J.P., Simpson, K.J., Arnett, S.W., Brown, C.N. The effects of a Lateral In-Flight Perturbation on Lower Extremity biomechanics during Drop Landings. Journal of Applied Biomechanics. 2014 (30) 655-662. doi: 10.1123/jab.2013-0331
  •  Ladwig, E., Shim, A., Yom, J., Cross, P., Beebe, J. Preseason and Postseason Body Composition Does Not Change Relative to Playing Time in Division I Female Basketball players. International Journal of Exercise Science 2013 6(3) 208-216
  •  Simpson, K.J., Yom, J.P., Fu, Y-C., Arnett, S.W., O’Rourke, S., Brown, C.N. Does Wearing a Prophylactic Ankle Brace During Drop Landings Affect Lower Extremity Kinematics and Ground Reaction Forces? Journal of Applied Biomechanics 2013 (29) 205-213. doi: 10.1123/jab.29.2.205
  • EXR 201 Introduction to Exercise Sciences
  • EXR 212 Medical Terminology
  • EXR 251 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
  • EXR 301 Motor Learning    
  • EXR 329 Kinesiology and Biomechanics
  • EXR 325 Evidence-Based Research Concepts
  • EXR 483 Seminar in Exercise Science