Jessie M Huisinga, PhD

Assistant Professor
Senior Scientist, Landon Center on Aging

Professional Background
Jessie Huisinga, Ph.D., is a senior scientist at the Landon Center on Aging and assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. She is also affiliate faculty in the bioengineering department at KU.

Huisinga completed her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Iowa. She then attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha where she received her master's degree in exercise science and the University of Nebraska Medical Center where she received her doctorate in biomechanics. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the neurology department of Oregon Health and Science University where she was a National Multiple Sclerosis Society Research Fellow.

With research focused on understanding the underlying neuromotor deficits which contribute to mobility problems in pathological populations, Huisinga aims to improve treatment protocols related to these movement disorders. She has presented at national and international meetings on topics related to gait and balance impairments in persons with multiple sclerosis.

Research Focus

  • Sensorimotor deficits in neurological disease populations
  • Gait mechanics in pathological populations
  • Clinical assessment tools for mobility deficits

Recent Publications

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Academic Background

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon. 2010-2012
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska. 2007-2010
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska. 2005-2007.
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. 2000-2004

See also: Human Performance Laboratory

Last modified: Aug 18, 2016

Jessie Huisinga


Jessie M Huisinga, PhD
Assistant Professor
Senior Scientist, Landon Center on Aging

Landon Center on Aging