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Ram Haddas  

Ram Haddas, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor & Co-Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

Disciplines:

  • Biomechanics
  • Healthcare Engineering

Hometown:
Jerusalem, Israel

Vitae

Exercise & Sport Sciences, Rm 146
(806) 843-0583
r.haddas@ttu.edu

Mailing Address:
Box 43011
Texas Tech University
Lubbock TX 79409-3011 USA

Education

Current Courses Taught

2013 — Ph.D., Clinical Biomechancs, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

2013 — M.Eng, Healthcare Engineering, Texas Tech University

2010 — M.S., Biomechanics, Indiana University

2007 — B.A., Exercise Science, Zinman College (Israel)

ME 6330 Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering: Healthcare Engineering

ESS 5314 Methods in Biomechanics Research

ESS 5310 Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System

ESS 5306 Biomechanics

ESS 4392 Research Methods in Exercise and Sport Science

ME 4330 Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering: Healthcare Engineering

ESS 3301 Biomechanics

Research Interests

Awards & Honors

    • Determining lower extremity and lower back acute and chronic injury mechanisms, prevention, and rehabilitation outcomes
    • Exploring interaction between musculoskeletal structure and function during locomotor activities
    • Understanding effects of musculoskeletal loading on tissue health
    • Identifying of primary biomechanical and neuromuscular risk factors that may predispose individuals to develop musculoskeletal disorders
    • Evaluating the effectiveness of, and isolate mechanisms behind, musculoskeletal rehabilitative interventions, primarily low back pain
  • April 2013 — Recipient of the Outstanding Award in Research Presentation at the annual meeting of the South Central Regional Chapter of the American Society of Biomechanics, Dallas, TX, USA. Haddas R, Sizer P, Sawyer S, Brooks T, Chyu M, James CR. Effect of Volitional Spine Stabilization and Lower Extremity Fatigue on Landing Performance in a Recurrent Low Back Pain Population.
  • 2012-2013 — Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Grace Lasater Allenworth award recognizes academic achievement and superior performance in rehabilitation science program
  • August 2012 — AMTI, The Force and Motion Foundation's student travel scholarship. Haddas R, Hooper T, Sizer P, James CR. Effects of volitional preemptive abdominal contraction on trunk and lower extremity biomechanics and neuromuscular control during a drop vertical jump
  • April 2012 — Recipient of the Outstanding Award in Research Presentation at the annual meeting of the South Central Regional Chapter of the American Society of Biomechanics, Dallas, TX, USA, Haddas R, Hooper T, Sizer P, James CR. Effects of volitional preemptive abdominal contraction on trunk and lower extremity biomechanics and neuromuscular control during a drop vertical jump