Christopher J. Hasson, PhD

Assistant Professor
  • Department of Physical Therapy

Office: 308 C Robinson Hall
Phone: 617.373.2664

Postdoctoral Training: Northeastern University, Department of Biology
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts Amherst (Biomechanics and Motor Control)
M.S. Ball State University (Biomechanics)
B.S. University of Delaware (Exercise Physiology)

Research Interests:

Sensorimotor control and learning, biomechanics, and computational neuroscience.


Hasson CJ, Shen T, and Sternad D. (in press). Energy margins in dynamic object manipulation. Journal of Neurophysiology. (doi:10.1152/jn.00019.2012).

Hasson CJ and Caldwell GE. (2012). Effects of age on mechanical properties of dorsiflexor and plantarflexor muscles. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 40(5):1088-1101.

Hasson CJ, Kent-Braun JA, and Caldwell GE. (2011). Contractile and non-contractile tissue volume and distribution in ankle muscles of young and older adults. Journal of Biomechanics, 44(12):2299-2306.

Hasson CJ, Miller RH, and Caldwell GE. (2011). Contractile and elastic ankle joint muscular properties in young and older adults. PLoS ONE, 6(1): e15953.

Hasson CJ, Caldwell GE, and Van Emmerik REA. (2009). Scaling of plantarflexor muscle activity and postural time-to-contact in response to upper-body perturbations in young and older adults. Experimental Brain Research, 196(3):1432-1106.

Hasson CJ, Caldwell GE, and Van Emmerik REA. (2008). Changes in muscle and joint coordination in learning to direct forces. Human Movement Science, 27(4):590-609.

Hasson CJ, Van Emmerik REA, and Caldwell GE. (2008). Predicting dynamic postural instability using center of mass time-to-contact information. Journal of Biomechanics, 41(10):2121-2129.