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Noah Rosenblatt, PhD
I am an associate professor within the Center for Lower Extremity Ambulatory Research (CLEAR). I joined the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in May 2015
My research is broadly focused on understanding the interconnected effects of aging, diabetes, obesity and/or limb loss on locomotor stability and reactive balance control. I am particularly interested in the extent to which physiological and psychosocial factors, including cognition and affect, interact to explain these effects, and often collaborate with physical therapists and psychologists in my work. My studies combine standard biomechanical methods such as motion capture and surface electromyography to evaluate neuromechanics of movement, with tasks that are uniquely suited to challenge locomotor stability, for example targeting lighted cues during gait, or performing task on a raised walkway. My long-term goal is to promote mobility and decrease falls and their sequelae in at risk populations by developing novel physical and/or cognitive-based interventions to target population-specific contributors to instability and impaired reactive balance.