Leland Dibble, PT, PhD, ATC, is associate chair in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at the University of Utah. His research agenda focuses on exercise and motor learning counter measures to combat balance disorders and falls. His laboratory has conducted studies examining resistance exercise training in people with mobility issues, including Parkinson's patients. More recently, Dr. Dibble and his colleagues have examined the effects of balance task practice on improving balance responses and reducing fall risk in people with Parkinson's. The goals of these areas of research are to improve mobility and balance confidence in order to reduce the health consequences of falls. Dr. Dibble received a master's degree in physical therapy at Duke University and a doctorate in exercise and sport science at the University of Utah.