Neuroscientist, Physical Therapist, Biomechanist, Author, Runs a lot 


ABOUT me:  I am a scientist interested in the mechanisms of brain aging in behavioral contexts of balance and walking control. I am particularly interested in better understanding the neuroprotective influence of exercise on brain vascular health and neural function as people age and in age-related diseases such as stroke. 

I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Kansas Medical Center and soon to become a Golden Gopher!  Sometimes I write papers in my head while I run.

GOAL of my research:  I hope to leverage the knowledge gleaned from our science towards the development of behavioral treatments that target individual deficits, delaying and preventing age-related disease processes. A key goal of my research is the preservation of mobility over the course of aging to improve human well-being.