UT Southwestern Medical Center
I have been fortunate to have had an outstanding professional preparation in the study of motor control at the University of Houston and the Pennsylvania State University. Especially valuable was studying under Dr. Karl Newell, an internationally recognized expert in the fields of motor control, learning and development. Dr. Newell has been extensively funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and numerous foundations. While studying with Dr. Newell I was an essential team member on research projects that led to 6 peer-reviewed publications.
After completing my doctoral work I accepted a tenure-track faculty position at the University of Texas. Over five years at the University of Texas the main focus of my research was the study of movement coordination, using a coordination dynamics theoretical approach. During this time I published a total of 16 peer-reviewed publications in this area. I have now taken a position at the University of Massachusetts in the Department of Physical Therapy. This position has allowed me the opportunity to take advantage of mentored training in the UMass system and the Greater Boston area. I have obtained a ‘without-compensation’ (WOC) research appointment at the Department of Veterans Affairs New England Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), where my K01 primary mentor is the center director. I am also completing the 2015-2016 mentored Junior Faculty Development Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.