Yen-Sheng Lin, Ph.D., Musculoskeletal Research

Research Summary

Yen-Sheng Lin, Ph.D.
Yen-Sheng Lin, Ph.D.

I am a mechanical engineer and a biomedical engineer by training, and I’ve worked in research projects focusing on the biomechanical, biomedical imaging, and therapeutic exoskeleton approaches for identifying the risk factors of primary and secondary complications in individuals with the orthopaedic or neurophysiological disorder. Built upon my Ph.D. dissertation and postdoctoral works, my ongoing research focuses on the development of a multimodal prognostic risk stratification assessments to identify precursors of the shoulder morbidity. Research outcomes will offer a cost-effective, rapid, accurate, and differential screening regimen that can potentially contribute to the design of prospective comparative effectiveness research to better understand the natural history of musculoskeletal disorders. Ultimately, these research lines will serve as the decision-making aids which enable patients and clinicians to make informed treatment choices, reduce the disease burden, and provide new paradigms into patient care.

Research Interests

  • Functional Shoulder Instability Across Lifespan
  • Upper Limb Exoskeleton Therapeutic Intervention
  • Musculoskeletal Injury Prognostic Imaging Biomarkers
  • Motor Adaptation after Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • In-vivo Rotator Cuff Tissue Properties
  • Adaptative Sports
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Shoulder Injury Prevention


Orthopaedic Surgery:

  • Michael Khazzam, M.D.
  • Alison Cabrera, M.D.
  • Christopher McCrum, M.D.
  • Megan Sorich, M.D.


  • Yasin Dhaher, Ph.D.
  • Reed Williams, M.D.


  • Wei-Han Tan, M.D.
Lin figure 1
3D reconstructed models of glenohumeral joint kinematics with model-based tracking and contour registration to the dynamic biplane fluoroscopy system.
Lin figure 2
Illustrations of rotator cuff region of interests within short-axis supraspinatus tendon (A) and long-axis infraspinatus tendon (B).
Lin figure 3
Representative (left) B-mode and (right) shear wave elastography imaging for in-vivo and dynamic evaluation of spatial-temporal tissue properties.