Lisa Zukowski

Lisa Zukowski

Postdoctoral Research Associate working for Dr. Prudence Plummer in the Division of Physical Therapy.
NC


Education

  • Interdisciplinary Human Movement Laboratory,
    Division of Physical Therapy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 
    Mentor: Prudence Plummer, PT, PhD

  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL                     Concentration: Biomechanics
    Dissertation Title: Wrist Movement Features Associated with Wheelchair Propulsion Styles and the Relationship to Propulsion Performance
    Advisor: Mark D. Tillman, PhD

  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
    Concentrations: Biological Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology
    Thesis Title: Patterning of Osteophytes on the Lumbar Vertebral Body and Lamina
    Advisor: Anthony B. Falsetti, PhD 

  • University of Texas, Austin, TX                
    Concentrations: Anthropology, Biology

Selected Publications

  • Plummer P, Zukowski LA, Giuliani C, Hall AM, Zurakowski D (2015) “Effects of physical exercise interventions on gait-related dual-task interference in older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” Gerontology. 62(1): 94-117.
  • Zukowski LA, Roper JA, Shechtman O, Otzel DM, Hovis PW, Tillman MD (2014) “Wheelchair ergonomic hand drive mechanism use improves wrist mechanics associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.” Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development. 51(10): 1515-24.
  • Zukowski LA, Roper JA, Shechtman O, Otzel DM, Bouwkamp J, Tillman MD (2014) “Comparison of metabolic cost, performance, and efficiency of propulsion using an ergonomic hand drive mechanism and a conventional manual wheelchair.” Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 95(3): 546-51.
  • Zukowski LA, Tillman MD, Falsetti AB (2012) “The influence of sex, age and BMI on the degeneration of the lumbar spine.” Journal of Anatomy. 220(1): 57-66. 

Research Interests

  • Cognitive-motor dual-task walking performances in individuals who have had a stroke, individuals with Multiple Sclerosis, and healthy older adults
  • Interactions between gait, cognition, and visual attention
  • Relationship between real-world abilities and lab-based testing
  • Biomechanics of human movement
  • Movement variability

Affiliated Groups

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Society of Biomechanics
  • Society for Neuroscience

Research Interests

  • Cognitive-motor, dual-task walking performances in individuals who have had a stroke, individuals with Multiple Sclerosis, and healthy older adults
  • Interactions between gait, cognition, and visual attention
  • Relationship between real-world abilities and lab-based testing
  • Biomechanics of human movement
  • Movement variability

Funding

I am currently funded by an American Heart Association grant (PI: Prudence Plummer). More about that grant is available here (identifier: NCT01568957). Find additional information about my ongoing projects, including my lab, here.

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