Associate Professor of Exercise Science; Director, Lewis Human Performance Lab
Lebanon Valley College
Following graduation, I undertook a postdoctoral fellowship under the direction of Dr. Mark Rogers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science (PTRS) where I focused on developing interventions to overcome start hesitation in persons with Parkinson’s disease.
In 2010 I accepted a faculty position in PTRS as an assistant professor to continue my study of Parkinson’s disease, but transitioned into falls in the elderly population with several projects that sought to characterize protective stepping responses to lateral balance perturbations (Mark Rogers, PI). As the focus on PTRS research increased, I was appointed Scientific Coordinator, a position that oversaw research activities for several federally funded research projects.
Currently, I am an Associate Professor of Exercise Science and Director of the Lewis Human Performance Lab at Lebanon Valley College where I teach graduate coursework in biomechanics and rehabilitation science and continue my research agenda in postural control and balance in the elderly population.