Brad Manor, PhD
Dr. Brad Manor is the Director of the Center for Translational Research on Mobility and Falls at the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife in Boston, MA. He is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Manor’s career goal is to alleviate the burden of mobility decline that often accompanies biological aging into senescence. He works to achieve this goal by directing an inter-disciplinary, translational research program in the fields of human movement and rehabilitative medicine. His research combines biomechanical assessments of human gait and balance with advanced medical imaging, noninvasive brain stimulation, and nonlinear signal processing techniques, to: 1) identify the link between brain function and improvement movement outcomes including gait, balance, and falls in older adults; and 2) design rehabilitative interventions that improve these outcomes via optimization of brain function and exploitation of its adaptive properties.