John J. Jeka

Research Interests

  • Control of Upright Balance during Standing/Walking
  • Multisensory Processing for Balance Control
  • Virtual Reality
  • Neurological Conditions that Lead to Balance Deficits
  • Concussion, Parkinson’s Disease, Vestibular Loss, Cerebral Palsy, Aging

Education

  • NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow – Ashton Graybiel Spatial Orientation Laboratory, Brandeis University, Waltham MA (1992-1993)
  • Ph.D. – Center for Complex Systems and Brain Science, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton FL (1992)
  • MA (Psychology) – Tufts University, Medford MA (1988)
  • BA – Tufts University, Medford MA (1979)

Funding

  • 2017-2022 – PI, NIH, “Behavioral- and bio-markers of subconcussion with controlled human head impact” ($2,500,000)
  • 2016-2018 – Mentor, DFG Postdoctoral Fellowship (Dr. Hendrik Reimann). Mechanisms for maintaining balance during locomotion ($150,000)
  • 2014-2017 – PI, Shriners Foundation, Sensory Fusion for Balance Control in Children with CP, ($543,952)
  • 2012-2016 – PI, NIH 1R21AG041714-01Sensory Treadmill to Improve Balance during Walking ($377,000)
  • 2012-2016 – Co-PI, NSF BCS 1230311. Collaborative Research: Understanding the Rules for Human Rhythmic Motor Coordination: From Walking to Juggling ($620,000)
  • 2009-2012 – PI, NSF 0924883. The interaction of posture, locomotion and sensory information ($406,000)
  • 2008-2012 – PI, NIH 2RO1NS35070.  Multisensory integration and human postural control ($1,451,000)

John J. Jeka
Chairperson, Professor

CoBaL Laboratory
201T Health Science Complex
302-831-4648
jjeka@udel.edu

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