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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

  • April 2016 - March 2018  Co-Investigator
    “Influence of Lateral Stabilization on Walking Ability Post-Stroke”
    NIH/NICHD
    $433,945
  • October 2012 - September 2016  Principal Investigator
    “Post-Stroke Contributors to Increased Energetic Cost and Decreased Gait Stability”
    VA / RRD
    $639,100
  • December 2014 - November 2015  Principal Investigator
    “Ultrasound Technology to Enhance Measurement of Post-Stroke Behavior and Function”

    South Carolina Research Center for Recovery from Stroke COBRE Pilot Project Program
    $43,336
  • April 2011 - September 2013  Principal Investigator
    “Development of a Passive Elastic Exoskeleton for Gait Rehabilitation”
    NIH/NICHD
    $347,000

Recent Publications

  • Roden-Reynolds DC, Walker MH, Wasserman CR, Dean JC. (2015). Hip proprioceptive feedback influences the control of mediolateral stability during human walking. Journal of Neurophysiology. 114(4): 2220-2229.
  • Dean JC, Kautz SA. (2015). Foot placement control and gait instability among people with stroke. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development. 52(5): 577-590.
  • Hubbuch JE, Bennett BW, Dean JC. (2015). Proprioceptive feedback contributes to the adaptation toward an economical gait pattern. Journal of Biomechanics. 48(11): 2925-2931.
  • Kubinski SN, McQueen CA, Sittloh KA, Dean JC. (2015). Walking with wider steps increases stance phase gluteus medius activity. Gait Posture. 41(1): 130-135.
  • Dean JC, Clair-Auger JM, Lagerquist O, Collins DF. (2014). Asynchronous recruitment of low-threshold motor units during repetitive, low-current stimulation of the human tibial nerve. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 8: 1002.
  • Rankin BL, Buffo SK, Dean JC. (2014). A neuromechanical strategy for mediolateral foot placement in walking humans. Journal of Neurophysiology. 112(2): 374-383.
  • Wellinghoff MA, Bunchman AM, Dean JC. (2014). Gradual mechanics-dependent adaptation of medial gastrocnemius activity during human walking. Journal of Neurophysiology. 111(5): 1120-1131.
  • Floyd LM, Holmes TC, Dean JC. (2014). Reduced effects of tendon vibration with increased task demand during active, cyclical ankle movements. Experimental Brain Research. 232(1): 283-292.
  • Dean JC. (2013). Proprioceptive feedback and preferred patterns of human movement. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews. 41(1): 36-43.

Recent Presentations

  • 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, Feb 2016. Anaheim, CA.
  • 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, Aug 2015. Columbus, OH.
  • 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, Aug 2015. Columbus, OH.
  • Bennett BW, Hubbuch JE, Dean JC. "Proprioceptive feedback contributes to adaptation toward an economical gait pattern." 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, July 2014. Boston, MA.
  • Dean JC. "Adaptation and metabolic economy." 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, July 2014. Boston, MA.
  • Herrmann A, Dean JC. "Changes in task demand influence adaptation of the preferred gait pattern during human walking." 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, July 2014. Boston, MA.
  • Buffo SK, Rankin BL, Dean JC. "Active control of foot placement during perturbed gait." Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Annual Meeting, May 2013. Cincinnati, OH.
  • Charalambous CC, Dean JC. "Optimizing the spring configuration of a passive elastic exoskeleton." Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Annual Meeting, May 2013. Cincinnati, OH.
  • Kubinski SN, McQueen CA, Sittloh KA, Dean JC. "The effect of step width on gluteus medius activity." Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society Annual Meeting, May 2013. Cincinnati, OH.

Recent Honors & Awards

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

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