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Mobility Research Center

Current studies

Oxygen kinetics and enhancement of physical activity in Type 2 Diabetes, Congestive Heart Failure, Obesity

Study Sponsors: Veterans Affairs Clinical Scientist Merit, Veterans Affairs Research Review & Development Merit, NIA Older Americans Impendence Center (OAIC), Core Development Project, American Diabetes Association RCDA, NRSA F31 (planned)

Short term aerobic exercise to improve insulin resistance in patients with Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT)

Study Sponsor: Veterans Affairs Research Career Development Award

Functional Balance in IGT

Relationship between losses of balance, falls and physical impairment

Study Sponsor: NIA OAIC, Core Development Project, Core Development Project

Physical activity adaptation, pain, and fatigue in osteoarthritics (OA)

Activity Strategy Training Proprioception in leg OA

Study Sponsor: NCMRR KO1 American College of Rheumatology, Career Development Award F32 NRSA (planned)

Community behavioral intervention to decrease fall risk

Study Sponsor: Detroit Jewish Federation, Eshel

Biomechanics of bending, stooping, and crouching

Study Sponsor: NRSA F31

Oculomotor bradykinesia, visuospatial attn, dopamine, + fall risk

Study Sponsor: NIA OAIC, Core Development Project, Core Development Project

Facilitation of Tai chi adherence in patients with Alzheimer’s

Study Sponsor: Hartford Foundation, Nursing Post-doctoral