OHSU

Fay Horak, Ph.D.

Email
horakf@ohsu.edu
Position
Professor
Position
Parkinson Center of Oregon
Primary Affiliation
SOM-Neurology Department
Program Affiliation
Behavioral Neuroscience
Neuroscience Graduate Program
Biomedical Engineering
Neurology

Summary of Current Research

This laboratory studies sensorimotor control of balance and movement in human subjects. The role of central motor structures such as the basal ganglia and cerebellum and of peripheral sensory information such as the vestibular and somatosensory systems are studied by quantifying balance and gait in neurologic patients. Invariant relationships among muscle activations, joint forces, and limb motions reveal underlying neural control strategies for motor coordination.  We also develop novel clinical tools for quantifying balance and gait in clinical environments.  Our goal is to develop scientific approaches to rehabilitation of balance disorders in neurologic patients and the elderly.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Washington, 1982
  • MS, University of Minnesota, 1977
  • BS, PT University of Wisconsin, 1973

 

 

Preceptor Rotations

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Faculty Mentorship

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