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Jesse Dean

Jesse C. Dean, PhD

Jesse C. Dean, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Division of Physical Therapy

77 President St, MSC 700
Charleston, SC 29425


Office: C106A
843-792-9566
deaje@musc.edu

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Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Alberta Centre for Neuroscience (2008)
  • Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan (2005)
  • MS Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan (2002)
  • BA Physics, University of Delaware (2000)
  • BA Biological Sciences, University of Delaware (2000)

Areas of Teaching

  • Movement Science
  • Research Seminar: Movement Disorders and Rehabilitation Techniques
  • Signal Processing for Rehabilitation Scientists

Research Interests

  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Locomotion
  • Balance and Stability
  • Motor Adaptation and Learning
  • Contributors to Metabolic Energy Expenditure
  • Roles of Sensory Feedback in Human Movement

Recent Grants

  • January 2017 – December 2020; Principal Investigator
    “A Novel Mechanics-based Intervention to Improve Post-Stroke Gait Stability”
    VA/RRD
    $1,028,100
  • July 2016 – June 2019; Principal Investigator
    “Development of a Novel Rehabilitation Device for the Improvement of Gait Stability”
    NSF/GARDE
    $304,896
  • March 2017 – February 2019; Principal Investigator
    “Mechanism-based Strategies to Restore Post-Stroke Gait Stability through Targeted Motor Adaptation”
    NIH/NICHD
    $406,581
  • April 2016 – March 2018; Co-investigator
    “Influence of Lateral Stabilization on Walking Ability Post-Stroke”
    NIH/NICHD
    $433,945

Recent Publications

  • Stimpson KH, Heitkamp LN, Horne JS, Dean JC. Effects of walking speed on the step-by-step control of step width. J Biomech. 68: 78-83, 2018.
  • Nyberg ET, Broadway J, Finetto C, Dean JC. A novel elastic force-field to influence mediolateral foot placement during walking. IEEE Trans Neur Sys Rehab Eng. 25: 1481-1488, 2017.
  • Dean JC, Embry AE, Stimpson KH, Perry LA, Kautz SA. Effects of hip abduction and adduction accuracy on post-stroke gait. Clin Biomech. 44: 14-20, 2017.
  • Roden-Reynolds DC, Walker MH, Wasserman CR, Dean JC. Hip proprioceptive feedback influences the control of mediolateral stability during human walking. J Neurophysiol. 114(4): 2220-2229, 2015.
  • Dean JC, Kautz SA. Foot placement control and gait instability among people with stroke. J Rehab Res Dev. 52(5): 577-590, 2015.
  • Hubbuch JE, Bennett BW, Dean JC. Proprioceptive feedback contributes to the adaptation toward an economical gait pattern. J Biomech. 48(11): 2925-2931, 2015.
  • Kubinski SN, McQueen CA, Sittloh KA, Dean JC. Walking with wider steps increases stance phase gluteus medius activity. Gait Posture. 41(1): 130-135, 2015.
  • Dean JC, Clair-Auger JM, Lagerquist O, Collins DF. Asynchronous recruitment of low-threshold motor units during repetitive, low-current stimulation of the human tibial nerve. Front Hum Neurosci. 8: 1002, 2014.
  • Rankin BL, Buffo SK, Dean JC. A neuromechanical strategy for mediolateral foot placement in walking humans. J Neurophysiol. 112(2): 374-383, 2014.

 

Recent Presentations

  • Maynard KT, Bowman MM, Dean JC. Application of a novel force-field to influence post-stroke gait stabilization strategy. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. February 21-24, 2018.
  • Bowman MM, Maynard KT, Dean JC. Application of a novel elastic force-field to influence lateral gait stabilization strategy. 41st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Boulder, Colorado, USA. August 8-11, 2017.
  • Wilson L, Reimold N, Dean JC. Effects of mechanical step width manipulation on dynamic stability. 41st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Boulder, Colorado, USA. August 8-11, 2017.
  • Broadway J, Nyberg ET, Dean JC. Use of a novel mechanical context to manipulate preferred step width. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. San Antonio, Texas, USA. February 15-18, 2017.
  • Gaffney EM, Sacco CC, Dean JC. Effects of proprioceptive enhancement on postural and gait performance. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. San Antonio, Texas, USA. February 15-18, 2017.
  • Charalambous CC, Bowden MG, Dean JC. Associations between motor corticospinal excitability and task-specific neuromechanics of the paretic soleus and tibialis anterior. 40th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. August 2-5, 2016.
  • Dean JC. Post-stroke deficits in a mediolateral gait stabilization strategy (and a possible intervention). XXI International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology Congress. Chicago, Illinois, USA. July 5-8, 2016.
  • Dean JC, Embry AE, Stimpson KH, Kautz SA. The role of hip positioning accuracy in post-stroke gait. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. Anaheim, California, USA. February 17-20, 2016.
  • Broadway J, Nyberg ET, Dean JC. Development of an elastic force-field to influence mediolateral foot placement during walking. 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Columbus, Ohio, USA. August 5-8, 2015.
  • Gaffney EM, Sacco CC, Dean JC. Effects of white noise Achilles tendon vibration on standing posture. 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Columbus, Ohio, USA. August 5-8, 2015.

 

Recent Honors & Awards

  • MUSC College of Health Professions Scholar of the Year, 2017
  • MUSC College of Health Professions Excellence in Teaching, 2017
  • President’s Award for best poster at American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, 2015
  • Pioneer Volunteer Faculty Leader in the CARES Therapy Clinic, 2013
  • MUSC College of Health Professions Developing Scholar of the Year, 2012
 
 
 

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