Yi-Ning (Winnie) Wu

Yi-Ning (Winnie) Wu, Physical Therapy

Yi-Ning (Winnie) Wu, Physical Therapy

Assistant Professor
O’Leary 540F

Research Interest

Understanding motor control/adaptation and muscle adaption due to injury and intervention, Technology-based rehabilitation, Home-based rehabilitative and monitoring technology 

Educational Background

Postdoctoral training in Neuroscience at Brown University, Providence RI.
Postdoctoral training in Sensory and Motor Performance Program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
PhD in Biomedical Engineering at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
BSc in Physical Therapy at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan


After completing her undergraduate degree in physical therapy at National Cheng Kung University, Dr. Wu completed her doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering at National Cheng Kung University in 2007. Dr. Wu was also a visiting scholar at Northwestern University conducting the research on quantifying muscle tone in human and animals in 2006. Dr. Wu received her first postdoctoral training at the Rehabilitation  Institute of Chicago and worked on the robotic therapy for young patients with cerebral palsy and adults with other neurological dysfunction. Most recently, Dr. Wu was a Research Associate in Neuroscience Department at Brown University. Dr. Wu joined the Department of Physical Therapy in Fall 2013. Research of Dr. Wu is representative of the merging of technologies that will potentially shape healthcare in the future and significantly impacts the field of rehabilitation.