Professor

Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health
College of Public Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center
and
Isaacson Professor and Director
Biomechanics Research Building
University of Nebraska at Omaha

Professional Summary

  • 2013-Present  Director of the Biomechanics Research Building, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • 2010- Present  Research Coordination of the College of Education, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • 2007-Present  Professor, 0.25 appointment, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • 2007-Present  Director, Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility
  • 2005-Present  Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • 2002-2005 Associate Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • 2000-Present Scientific Consultant, Orthopaedic Center of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
  • 1996-2002 Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • 1996-Present Director of the HPER Biomechanics Laboratory, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • 1995-1996 Corporal, Army Service
  • 1991-1995 Graduate Assistant in the Biomechanics Laboratory, University of Oregon
  • 1989-1991 Graduate Assistant in the Biomechanics Laboratory, University of Nebraska at Omaha


Education

  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece Exercise Science B.S.  1989
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha Exercise Science M.S.  1991
  • University of Oregon  Biomechanics Ph.D.  1995


Research interests
Human Movement Variability; Biomechanics; Motor Control; Occupational Biomechanics; Ergonomics; Biomedical Engineering; Biotechnology; Bioengineering

Selected Publications

  • Stergiou N, Decker LM. Human movement variability, nonlinear dynamics, and pathology: Is there a connection? Hum Mov Sci. 2011; 30(5):869-88.
  • Harbourne RT, Stergiou N. Perspective on movement variability and the use of nonlinear tools: Principles to guide physical therapy practice. Phys Ther 2009; 89(3): 1-15.
  • Stergiou N, Harbourne RT, Cavanaugh JT. Optimal Movement Variability: A new theoretical perspective for neurologic physical therapy. J Neurol Phys Ther 2006; 30(3): 120-9.
  • Yentes JM, Hunt N, Schmid KK, Kaipust JP, McGrath D, Stergiou N. The appropriate use of approximate entropy and sample entropy with short data sets. Ann Biomed Eng. 2013; 41(2):349-65.
  • Kaipust JP, Huisinga JM, Filipi M, Stergiou N. Gait variability measures reveal differences between multiple sclerosis patients and healthy controls. Motor Control. 2012; 16(2):229-44
  • Huisinga JM, Yentes JM, Filipi ML, Stergiou N. Postural control strategy during standing is altered in patients with multiple sclerosis. Neurosci Lett. 2012; 30;524(2): 124-8.
  • Wurdeman SR, Huben NB, Stergiou N. Variability of gait is dependent on direction of progression: implications for active control. J Biomech. 2012; 23;45(4):653-9.
  • Cignetti F, Decker LM, Stergiou N. Sensitivity of the Wolfs and Rosenstein's algorithms to evaluate local dynamic stability from small gait data sets. Ann Biomed Eng. 2012; 40(5): 1122-30.
  • Smith BA, Stergiou N, Ulrich BD. Patterns of gait variability across the lifespan in persons with and without Down syndrome. J Neurol Phys Ther. 2011; 35(4): 170-7.
  • Cavanaugh JT, Kochi N, Stergiou N. Nonlinear analysis of ambulatory activity patterns in community dwelling older adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2010; 65(2): 197-203.


Professional Affiliations

  • Editorial Board Member: Physical Therapy Journal, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Journal of Biomechanics, Knee Surgery Sports Anthology and Traumatology
  • American Society of Biomechanics,
  • International Society of Biomechanics
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
  • International Society of Posture and Gait Research
  • International Society for Infant Studies
  • Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society
  • American Alliance for Health
  • Physical Education
  • Recreation and Dance and the National Academy of Kinesiology
  • American Physical Therapy Association

Contact Nick Stergiou
Nicholas Stergiou, PhD
Biomechanics Research Building
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6160 University Drive
Omaha, NE 68182-0860
Phone Number: 402-554-3247
Email: nstergiou@unomaha.edu

 

 

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