Jeffrey M. Hausdorff, PhD
Director of the Center for the Study of Movement, Cognition and Mobility at Tel Aviv Medical Center
Full Professor in the Sackler School of Medicine and Sagol School of Neuroscience at Tel Aviv University
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Dr. Jeffrey Hausdorff received his bachelor's degree in engineering from The Cooper Union and graduate degrees in biomechanics and biomedical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston University. After completing postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School, he joined the faculty there, first as instructor and later as an assistant professor and senior lecturer.
For the past 25 years, Dr. Hausdorff has studied gait, balance, motor control and brain function, with a special focus on gait variability, "fractal" physiology, and falls in older adults and patients with neurodegenerative disease such as Parkinson's disease. His work in this area has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by private agencies and has been widely recognized. For example, in 1996, he received an award for his work on biodynamics from the Biomedical Engineering Society, and, in 2013, he received the Gerontology Society of America's Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award.
- Effects of Transcranial Stimulation on Freezing of Gait in Parkinson's Disease (2015)
- The role of White Matter Pathology in the development of the Postural Instability and Gait Disturbance (PIGD) type of Parkinson's disease (PD)-1 (2009)
- Virtual Reality to Reduce Fall Risk in Patients with Parkinsonís Disease (2007)