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Research Interests

My lab focuses on understanding discoordination of the upper limb after stroke, learning the involvement of brain plasticity in recovery, and developing novel neurotherapeutic training programs to enhance motor control of the upper limb even years after a stroke. Additional research interests involve pharmacological interventions that seek to alter spinal interneuronal bias.

Education/Academic qualification

Neurophysiology & Biophysics, PhD, Loma Linda University

… → 1992

Neurophysiology and Rehabilitation Medicine , MS, Loma Linda University

… → 1980

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Medicine, BS, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

… → 1978

Research interests

  • Neuroscience
  • Rehabilitation/Therapy

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Research Output

Cross-Frequency Coupling in Descending Motor Pathways: Theory and Simulation

Sinha, N., Dewald, J. P. A., Heckman, C. J. & Yang, Y., Jan 14 2020, In : Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience. 13, 86.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Impact of parameter selection on estimates of motoneuron excitability using paired motor unit analysis

    Hassan, A., Thompson, C. K., Negro, F., Cummings, M., Powers, R. K., Heckman, C. J., Dewald, J. P. A. & McPherson, L. M., Jan 1 2020, In : Journal of Neural Engineering. 17, 1, 016063.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations

    A Method to Quantify Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Lower Limb Isometric Joint Torques in Children with Hemiplegia

    Goyal, V., Sukal-Moulton, T. & Dewald, J. P. A., Jul 2019, 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 1521-1524 4 p. 8856444. (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Biomechanical parameters of the elbow stretch reflex in chronic hemiparetic stroke

    McPherson, J. G., Stienen, A. H. A., Schmit, B. D. & Dewald, J. P. A., Jan 31 2019, In : Experimental Brain Research. 237, 1, p. 121-135 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations