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Laurie King, Ph.D., PT, M.C.R.

  • Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine
  • Balance Disorders Laboratory


Department of Neurology

Laurie King PhD, PT, MCR is currently a Professor in the Department of Neurology at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and co-director of the Balance Disorders Laboratory. She received her Doctor of Philosophy degree from Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia, in Anatomy and Neurobiology.  Prior to that, she graduated from Mayo School of Health Sciences in Rochester Minnesota with a Masters in Physical Therapy.  She has over 15 years clinical experience treating neurologically impaired patients. She has a Masters in Clinical Research from OHSU and has over 70 peer-reviewed publications.  She is currently funded by the NIH and the Department of Defense to study balance and gait and rehabilitation in people with neurologic disorders.  Current research interests include the study of gait and balance deficits in people with neurologic deficits including traumatic brain injury and Parkinson’s disease. Specifically, she studies emerging new technologies such as wearable sensors to detect deficits.  She is also interested in rehabilitation techniques and improving best practices for rehabilitation in people with neurologic deficits.

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Education and training

    • B.S., 1990, University of Oregon
    • M.P.T., 1992, Mayo Clinic
    • Ph.D., 2001, Medical College of Virginia
    • M.C.R., 2017, OHSU School of Medicine



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