• Dr. Young's research interests are developed from her works in both research and practical settings. Initially, her research focused on studying arterial health in individuals with chronic health conditions using ultrasound. In addition, she established and taught a wellness program for individuals with disabilities, where she trained pre-healthcare students as wellness coaches for the participants. Through these experiences, she learned that many people with disabilities could not undergo imaging methods such as magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography for assessing body/muscle composition due to factors such as metal implants, spasticity, or radiation exposure. To address this issue, she developed calibration equations for examination of muscle composition and intramuscular fat using ultrasound. Dr. Young’s current research portfolio includes examining physiological and psychosocial effects of the M2M intervention in people with physical disabilities. She is actively involved in studies conducted under the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative, where she serves as a scientific coordinator for federal-funded research projects.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2023 A qualitative evaluation of a clinic versus home exercise rehabilitation program for adults with multiple sclerosis: The tele-exercise and multiple sclerosis (TEAMS) studyDisability and Health Journal2023
    2022 Supporting successful recruitment in a randomized control trial comparing clinic and home-based exercise among adults with multiple sclerosisResearch Involvement and Engagement.  8. 2022
    2022 Work during treadmill rehabilitation correlates with clinical benefit and muscle mitochondrial improvements in claudication 2022
    2021 The Effects of a Movement-to-Music (M2M) Intervention on Physical and Psychosocial Outcomes in People Poststroke: A Randomized Controlled Trial.Archives of Rehabilitation Research and Clinical Translation.  3:100160. 2021
    2021 The Spinal Cord Injury Program in Exercise (SCIPE) study: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial evaluating teleexercise programs for people with spinal cord injuryTrials.  22. 2021
    2021 The movement-to-music (M2M) study: study protocol for a randomized controlled efficacy trial examining a rhythmic teleexercise intervention for people with physical disabilitiesTrials.  22. 2021
    2021 Teleassessments for enrollment of adults with physical or mobility disability in a home-based exercise trial in response to covid-19: Usability studyJMIR Formative Research.  5. 2021
    2021 Teleassessments for Enrollment of Adults With Physical or Mobility Disability in a Home-Based Exercise Trial in Response to COVID-19: Usability Study (Preprint) 2021
    2021 Critical factors influencing the decision to enroll in a physical activity intervention among a predominant group of adults with spinal cord injury: a grounded theory studySpinal Cord.  59:17-25. 2021
    2020 COVID-19 modifications for remote teleassessment and teletraining of a complementary alternative medicine intervention for people with multiple sclerosis: Protocol for a randomized controlled trialJMIR Research Protocols.  9. 2020
    2020 COVID-19 Modifications for Remote Teleassessment and Teletraining of a Complementary Alternative Medicine Intervention for People With Multiple Sclerosis: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial (Preprint) 2020
    2019 Comparing the convergent and concurrent validity of the dynamic gait index with the berg balance scale in people with multiple sclerosisHealthcare.  7. 2019
    2019 Near infrared spectroscopy-guided exercise training for claudication in peripheral arterial diseaseEuropean Journal of Preventive Cardiology.  26:471-480. 2019
    2019 Rationale and design of a Scale-Up Project Evaluating Responsiveness to Home Exercise and Lifestyle Tele-Health (SUPER-HEALTH) in people with physical/mobility disabilities: A type 1 hybrid design effectiveness trialBMJ Open.  9. 2019
    2019 The Effects of M2M and Adapted Yoga on Physical and Psychosocial Outcomes in People With Multiple SclerosisArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  100:391-400. 2019
    2019 A mobile app to promote adapted exercise and social networking for people with physical disabilities: Usability studyJMIR Formative Research.  3. 2019
    2018 Rationale and design of the tele-exercise and multiple sclerosis (TEAMS) study: A comparative effectiveness trial between a clinic- and home-based telerehabilitation intervention for adults with multiple sclerosis (MS) living in the deep southContemporary Clinical Trials.  71:186-193. 2018
    2018 A Mobile App to Promote Adapted Exercise and Social Networking for People With Physical Disabilities: Usability Study (Preprint) 2018
    2018 Teams (Tele-exercise and multiple sclerosis), a tailored telerehabilitation mhealth app: Participant-centered development and usability studyJMIR mHealth and uHealth.  6. 2018
    2018 Body composition differences between adults with multiple sclerosis and BMI-matched controls without MSDisability and Health Journal.  11:243-248. 2018
    2018 TEAMS (Tele-Exercise and Multiple Sclerosis), a Tailored Telerehabilitation mHealth App: Participant-Centered Development and Usability Study (Preprint) 2018
    2017 Current Trends in Exercise Intervention Research, Technology, and Behavioral Change Strategies for People with Disabilities: A Scoping ReviewAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  96:748-761. 2017
    2017 Movement-to-Music Program Improves Physical Function and Sleep Quality in Multiple Sclerosis: A Three-Arm RCTArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  98:e8. 2017
    2016 Comparisons of ultrasound-estimated intramuscular fat with fitness and health indicatorsMuscle and Nerve.  54:743-749. 2016
    2016 Bending the Arc of Exercise and Recreation Technology Toward People With DisabilitiesArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  97:S247-S251. 2016
    2016 Movement-to-music (m2m) As An Alternative Form Of Exercise Rehabilitation For An Individual With Multiple Sclerosis: 1568 Board #221 June 2, 8: 00 AM - 9: 30 AM.Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.  48:430. 2016
    2015 Measurement of intramuscular fat by muscle echo intensityMuscle and Nerve.  52:963-971. 2015
    2015 A wellness program for individuals with disabilities: Using a student wellness coach approachDisability and Health Journal.  8:345-352. 2015
    2014 The Effect of Peripheral Arterial Disease on Arterial Flow KineticsMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.  46:745. 2014
    2013 Case report: Endurance electrical stimulation training improves skeletal muscle oxidative capacity in chronic spinal cord injuryArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  94:2559-2561. 2013
    2013 Near-infrared assessments of skeletal muscle oxidative capacity in persons with spinal cord injuryEuropean Journal of Applied Physiology.  113:2275-2283. 2013
    2012 Noninvasive evaluation of skeletal muscle mitochondrial capacity with near-infrared spectroscopy: Correcting for blood volume changesJournal of Applied Physiology.  113:175-183. 2012

    Education And Training

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Full Name

  • Hui-Ju Young