ISSRL (Integrated Sports Science Research Laboratory)

Sae Yong Lee, Ph.D., ATC

Professor, Department of Physical Education, Yonsei University
Director, Graduate Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Program, Yonsei University
Co-Director, Yonsei Fitness Center, Yonsei University
Co-Director, Integrative Sports Science Laboratory, Yonsei University
Director, Injury Surveillance System, National Olympic Committee
Director, Injury Prevention Team, Jincheon National Training Center
Director, Science & Research Committee, World Taekwondo

310 Sports Science Complex, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, 03722, Republic of Korea

- Location : Sinchon Yonsei Univ.

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Professional Employment교육 및 연구경력
Research Career
March 2017 ~ Present
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Education, Yonsei University
August 2010 ~ Present
Founding lab director, Sports Medicine and Motion Analysis Laboratory
August 2010 ~ Present
Director of Graduate Sports Medicine Program
March 2012 ~ February 2017
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Education, Yonsei University
August 2009 ~ February 2012
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences, University of Miami
August 2006 ~ August 2009
Laboratory Coordinator, research associate, Exercise and Sport Injury, Laboratory, University of Virginia, Sports Medicine Program
May 2004 ~2005
University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Master of Science (MS)
Department of Exercise and Sport Science. Athletic Training (CAAHEP Accredited Entry-Level Graduate Program)
July 1999 ~ 2002
Yonsei University. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Sports Biomechanics
Department of Kinesiology. Dissertation Title: The Effects of the Foot Orthotics and Exercise Condition on the Injury Factors of Plantar Fasciitis.
February 1997 ~ 1998
Yonsei University. Master of Science (MS), Sports Biomechanics. Department of Physical Education, Thesis Title: Biomechanical Analysis of Lower Limb in Running with Orthotic
February 1996
Yonsei University. Bachelor of Art (BA), Department of Physical Education
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Ph.D., University of Yonsei
Academic Offering
Sports Medicine
Research Labs
Integrative Sports Science Laboratory
Personal Statement
Dr. Sae Yong Lee is an assistant Professor for the department of physical education at the Yonsei University. His primary area of research deals with lateral ankle instability which he studies from a multifactorial perspective using diverse methods ranging from laboratory-based assessments of biomechanics and motor control to evidence-based practice principles inherent to clinical epidemiology. 
Research Interests
Ankle Sprains, Chronic Ankle Instability, Evidence-Based Practice, Gait, Postural Control
Professional Organization Memberships기타학술경력
2016 ~ Present
Korean Society of Sports and Leisure Studies
2016 ~ Present
Korea Society for Wellness
2015 ~ Present
The Korean Journal of Sports Medicine
2015 ~ Present
The Certified Fitness Trainer Training Institute
2015 ~ Present
Research Committee Member, IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sports
2015 ~ Present
Health and Exercise Specialist Training Institute, Korea of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
2007 ~ Present
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
2005 ~ Present
National Strength and Conditioning Association
2004 ~ Present
American College of Sports Medicine
National Athletic Trainers’ Association
2001 ~ Present
Korea Wellness and Exercise Association
2013 ~ 2014
Korean Society of Sports Biomechanics
1999 ~ 2005
International Society of Biomechanics
Published Manuscripts in Refereed Journals논문실적
  1. 1. Jeong HS & Lee SY. Effects of proprioception training on outcomes of patients with knee osteoarthritis: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Athl Train. 2018; In press.
  2. 2. Jeong HS, Na YM, Lee SY & Cho YJ. Injuries among Korean Female Professional Golfers: A Prospective Study. J Sports Sci Med. 2018; 17: 492-500.
  3. 3. Jeong HS, Lee SY, Kim S, Jeong K, Lee EH, Kim Y & Kim HC. Injuries and Illnesses of Korean Athletes during the Almaty Winter Universiade Games 2017. Korean J Sports Med. 2018; 36: 118-125.
  4. 4. Kim KM, Kim JS, Oh JH, & Lee SY. Time-to-Boundary Analysis of Postural Control following Acute Lateral Ankle Sprain. Gait & Posture. 2018; In press.
  5. 5. Jee HS & Lee SY. Gender difference affects physiological markers more than different exercise modalities in ACL patients: big data analysis from NHISS. Iran J Public Health. 2018; In press.
  6. 6. Fife GP, O'sullivan DM, & Lee SY. Rotational and linear head accelerations from taekwondo kicks and punches. J Sports Sci. 2018; 36(13): 1461-1464.
  7. 7. Jee HS, Lee HD, & Lee SY. Evidence-based cutoff threshold values from receiver operating characteristic curve analysis for knee osteoarthritis in the 50-year-old Korean population: analysis of big data from the National Health Insurance Sharing Service. 2018; 1: 1-8.
  8. 8. Fife GP, O’Sullivan DM, & Lee SY. Injury Incidence and Severity at the 5th World Para-taekwondo Championships. Kinesiology. 2017; 19(1): 45-53.
  9. 9. Rendos NK, Jun H, Lew Feirman K, Harriell K, Lee SY, & Signorile JF. Acute effects of whole body vibration on balance in persons with and without Chronic Ankle Instability. Res Sports Med. 2017; 25(4): 391-407.
  10. 10. Song KT, Kang TK, Jun HP, & Lee SY. Effects of reduced plantar cutaneous sensation on static postural control in individuals with and without chronic ankle instability. J of Sci and Med in Sports. 2017; 20(10): 910-914.
  11. 11. Parsley A, Lee SY, Chinn L, Ingersoll, C, Saliba S, Hertel J. Effect of three different ankle braces on functional performance and ankle range of motion. Athl Train Sports Health Care. 2013; 5(2): 69-75
  12. 12. Shimokochi Y, Ambegaonkar JP, Meyer EG, Lee SY, Shultz S. Changing sagittal plane body position during single-leg landings influences the risk of non-contact anterior cruciate ligament injury. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 2013; 21(4): 888-897
  13. 13. Lee SY, Hertel J. Effect of static foot alignment on plantar pressure measures during running. J Sports Rehab. 2012; 21(2): 137-143
  14. 14. Pluchino A, Lee SY, Asfour S, Roos BA, Signorile JF. Postural control changes following training using the Wii balance program and standardized falls prevention programs. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012; 93(7); 1138-1146
  15. 15. Schmidt H, Sauer LD, Lee SY, Saliba S, & Hertel J. Increased in-shoe plantar pressures on the lateral aspect of the foot with chronic ankle instability. Foot Ankle Int. 2011; 32(11): 232-240
  16. 16. Lee SY & Hertel J. Relationship between arch height and maximum rearfoot eversion during jogging using two different static neutral positions. J Athl Train. 2012; 47(1): 83-90
  17. 17. Knapp D, Lee SY, Chinn L, Saliba S, & Hertel J. Differential ability of selected postural control measures in the prediction of the chronic ankle instability status. J Athl Train. 2011;46(3):257-62
  18. 18. Lee SY, Hertel J. Rearfoot eversion has indirect effects in plantar fascia tension by changing the amount of arch collapse. Foot. 2010; 20: 64-70
  19. 19. Lee SY. Risk Factors of Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome. Chinese J Sports Med. 2009; 29: 208-213
  20. 20. Shimokochi Y, Lee SY, Shultz SJ, & Schmitz R. The relationship between sagittal plane lower extremity moments: Implications for landing strategy in ACL injury prevention. J Athl Train. 2009; 44(1):33-8
  21. 21. Lee SY, McKeon P, & Hertel J. Does the use of orthotics improve self-reported pain and function measures in patient with plantar fasciitis? A meta-analysis. Phys Ther Sport. 2009; 10(1):12-8
  22. 22. Chung CS, Choi CS, Kim YW, & Lee SY. Kinetic changes in lower limb according to the recovery time during countermovement jump - After passive-stretching caused the reduction of performance. Sports Science Research. 2006; 17, 3
A. Grants
2015 ~ 2018
RESEARCH GRANT AGREEMENT between the INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE, Château de Vidy, 1007 LAUSANNE SWITZERLAND and Yonsei Institute of Sports Science and Exercise Medicine 2015 ~ 2018, $ 400.000
Development of a static & dynamic non-dynamic alignment database considering characteristics of each group and development of ACL injury prediction technique, National Research Foundation of Korea, USD 34,000
NATA 68th Clinical Symposia & AT EXPO, Yonsei University, USD 1,500
Evidence-based exercise Medical integrate Research for health promotion, Yonsei University, USD 60,000
67th International Athletic Trainer Association Clinical symposium & Fair, Yonsei University, USD 15,000
Development of a static & dynamic non-dynamic alignment database considering characteristics of each group and development of ACL injury prediction technique, National Research Foundation of Korea, USD 240,000
Evidence-based exercise Medical integrate Research for health promotion, National Research Foundation of Korea, USD 60,000
Primary Investigator of NATAREF Grant 2008
Title: Direct and indirect effects of alignment, range of motion, and gait $2,500
measures on medial tibial stress syndrome status in runners Funded.
Title: The orthotics intervention to prevent lower extremity injuries. Funded Primary Investigator of Aircast Foundation Grant, 2007
Title: Lower extremity alignment characteristics and gait patterns of $100,000
medial tibial stress syndrome Unfunded.
Primary Investigator of NATAREF Grant 2007
Title: Gait and lower extremity alignment characteristics and medial $150,777
tibial stress syndrome in runners Unfunded.
Primary Investigator of Post-Doc Research Grant 2004
Korean Research Foundation, Project #G00038, $20,000
Title: The Biomechanical analysis of the risk factors and compensation Funded mechanism of shin splint to invent rehabilitation program criteria.
Primary Investigator of New Researcher’s Encouragement Grant 2001
Korean Research Foundation, Project #IN0004 $7,000
Title: The effect of foot orthotic and exercise on injury risk factor of Funded lower extremity during running.
1999 ~ 2001
Primary Investigator of Research Grant Award 1999-2001
Dae-Sang Cultural Foundation $24,000
B. Awards and Scholarship
Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Yonsei University, $4,000
1990 ~ 1995
Yonsei Special Scholarship Award, $4,000 each year
Rank 1 at university entrance examination
Jae-Hoon Park Scholarship Award, Yonsei University, $3,000