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Eric Dugan


The Woodlands

Phone: 936-267-7135


Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands
17580 I-45 South
The Woodlands, TX 77384

Eric Dugan, PhD

Director, Motion Analysis & Human Performance Laboratory

Texas Children's Hospital
Associate Professor, Orthopedic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Ball State University PhD Doctor of Philosophy in Human Bioenergetics
Oklahoma State University Bachelors Bachelor of Science in Physiology
Texas Woman’s University Masters Master of Science in Kinesiology


Dr. Dugan joined Texas Children's Hospital in 2017 as the Director of the Motion Analysis and Human Performance Laboratory. Prior to joining Texas Children's Hospital, Dr. Dugan served as Chair of the Department of Kinesiology at Seattle University, Director of the Center for Orthopaedic & Biomechanics Research at Boise State University, and Director of the Biomechanics Program at Ball State University.

Dr. Dugan’s research interests include neuromuscular biomechanics, injury mechanisms and injury prevention strategies, as well as the influence of exercise protocols on human health and performance. 


Organization Name Role
American Society of Biomechanics Member
Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Member

Selected Publications

Dugan EL, Shilt JS. (2020) The Role of Motion Analysis in Surgical Planning for Gait Abnormalities in Cerebral Palsy. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Clinics 31 (1) 107-115.

Combs-Miller SA, Dugan EL, Beachy A, Derby, BB, Hosinski, AL, Robbins K. (2019). Physiological complexity of gait between regular and non-exercisers with Parkinson disease. Clinical Biomechanics August, 68, 23-28.

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