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RESEARCH

INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATIONS

Partnering to Advance the Field

Collaborations within our division, across campus and with other institutions help us improve the understanding and diagnosis of diseases, disabilities and injuries to the body and brain — and translate findings as quickly as possible into effective therapies. Here we highlight some of the innovative, collaborative projects and diverse expertise of our research program.

 

 

  • BOOSTING MOBILITY IN PARKINSON’S PATIENTS
    Our researchers are developing a virtual-reality-based training that will give Parkinson’s patients a safe and effective way to relearn walking and other movement skills to improve their functioning in real-world settings.
     
    Marientina Gotsis, MFA and the Creative Media and Behavioral Health Center

 

 

 

 

 

  • DECIPHERING DEMANDS ON DANCERS
    Neuromechanical and behavioral approaches are allowing us decipher the unique demands on dancers’ bodies — such as repeated jumps, short sprints and extreme ranges of motion — and help dancers overcome constraints on their performances.
     
    Kornelia Kulig, PhD, PT and the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Laboratory

 

 

  • IMPROVING PERINATAL HEALTH
    The perinatal period is a time of great change in a person’s life — physically, emotionally and socially. Through interdisciplinary, community-based research on pregnancy, birth and postpartum wellness, our investigators aim to improve the health of this unique population and their babies.
     
    Kathryn L. Havens, PhD and Perinatal Health Research Group