Chia-Lin Chang has taught courses in the areas of human movement science: Motor Development, Introduction to Kinesiology (Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science), Anatomical Kinesiology (Structural Kinesiology), Biomechanics, and Anatomy & Physiology. As a physical therapist, Dr. Chang has worked closely with people with disabilities and special needs. Dr. Chang received her PhD in Movement Sciences (Kinesiology) at the University of Michigan (UM), Ann Arbor, in 2007. Dr. Chang received the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutional Post-Doctoral Research Scholarship (Training Rehabilitation Clinicians for Research Careers, T32HD049307) and joined the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) (ranked Top 1 in NIH research funding among all PM&R departments in USA), School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh in 2007 as a Post-Doctoral Scholar and faculty of the University's Medical Center Nurse Training program. Before joining USF, she was a faculty in the Dept. of Kinesiology, California State University, East Bay (CSUEB). Over the past 15 years, Dr. Chang’s research focuses on rehabilitation, biomechanics, motor development, movement science, motor behavior, neural plasticity, functional improvement for persons with disability as well as clinical interventions.