University of Illinois at Chicago
Naperville, Illinois – United States
Dr. Bhatt is an Associate Professor with the Physical Therapy in the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Bhatt is the director of the Cognitive, Motor and Balance Rehabilitation Laboratory and co-director of the Clinical Gait and Motion Analysis laboratory. Dr. Bhatt’s research interest and expertise is in field of adaptive perturbation training for fall prevention. Her research involves investigating neuromechanical basis of balance recovery from external perturbations such as slips and trips and subsequently designing intervention paradigms for reducing fall-risk in healthy and pathological populations. Her research interest and focus also lays in examining effects of alternative cognitive and motor therapies (including virtual reality gaming and dance therapy) for improving impairment, function and participation in community-dwelling people with neurological disorders with an emphasis on stroke survivors. Dr. Bhatt has nearly 50 peer-reviewed publications and has been extramurally funded since 2011. Currently she is the principle investigator of two NIH R01 grants pertaining to perturbation training for fall-risk prevention and recipient of the UIC’s Rising Star Researcher of the Year. Dr. Bhatt’s currently coordinates the Adult Neuromuscular Dysfunction course within the DPT program and teaches in areas related to biomechanics, motor control and rehabilitation sciences within the MS program. She is also the program coordinator for the MS in Rehabilitation Sciences program housed within the PT department.
Wednesday, November 6
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Friday, November 8
9:45 AM – 11:00 AM