Chris Hass, Ph.D.

Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neurology, Emory University (2001-2004)
  • Ph.D. in Biomechanics, University of Florida (2001)
  • M.S. in Exercise Physiology, University of Florida (1998)
  • B.S. in Biology and Exercise Science, Furman University (1996)

Hass CV
Applied Neuromechanics Lab

Contact Info

Tigert Hall 235
P.O. Box 113175
Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 392-4792 |


Chris Hass, Ph.D, is associate provost for academic and faculty affairs and professor in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. Prior to returning to UF, he held academic positions at Columbia University and Georgia Institute of Technology. Currently, he conducts research in the areas of biomechanics and motor control.

Hass’s research focuses on understanding the complex interplay between the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system during whole body movements such as walking and standing balance. Most of his work has strong clinical relevance with particular emphasis on movement disorders. He has held leadership positions in the American Society of Biomechanics and the American College of Sports Medicine. This work has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Army Research Office, Michael J. Fox Foundation, Autism Speaks and Department of Veterans Affairs.

Research Interests

  • Interactions between musculoskeletal biomechanics and sensorimotor control of lower extremity function with particular emphasis on the coordination of locomotion and balance.
  • The efficacy of intervention programs (behavioral and surgical) for improving quality of life, neuromechanical control, and disease progression in Movement Disorders.
  • Locomotor adaptation.
  • Clinical Biomechanics: ACL injury, Traumatic Brain Injury