Stacey L DeJong, PT, PhD

Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science


Professional Background

Dr. DeJong is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. She conducts research in Dr. Nudo's Cortical Plasticity Laboratory and in the Human Performance Laboratory at the Landon Center on Aging. Her research is funded by the Foundation for Physical Therapy, and investigates neural mechanisms that contribute to difficulty controlling arm and hand movements after stroke. Stacey is an experienced physical therapist with a PhD in Movement Science, and is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Society for Neuroscience.

Research Focus

  • Neuroplasticity in the motor system 
  • Upper limb movement after stroke
  • Mechanisms of abnormal muscle activation
  • Electromyography and motion analysis

Recent Publications
Link to CV

Academic Background

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cortical Plasticity Laboratory and Landon Center on Aging, University of Kansas Medical Center. 2011-2013.
  • PhD in Movement Science, Washington University in St. Louis, 2007-2011
  • MS in Medical Sciences, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1998
  • MPT in Physical Therapy, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1992
  • BS in Biology, Creighton University, 1989
Last modified: Oct 21, 2013

DeJong

Contact

Stacey L DeJong, PT, PhD
Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Landon Center on Aging
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160

P: (913) 945-7925
F: (913) 588-3179
sdejong@kumc.edu

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