Hobbies: running, hiking, spending time outdoors with family, attending Gator sports events, teaching group fitness classes

Emily Fox PT, DPT, Ph.D.

Contact Information:

Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology

University of Florida   

Gainesville, FL 3261 

Phone: 352-294-1749

Mobile: 904-742-2500

Email: ejfox@phhp.ufl.edu



Education:

2011-2012: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Neuromuscular Physiology Laboratory, College of Health and Human Performance, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. 



2007-2011: PhD, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida,Rehabilitation Science Doctoral (RSD) degree program Locomotor Control and Recovery after Human Spinal Cord Injury



2004-2005:  DPT, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences St. Augustine, Florida Doctor of Physical Therapy



1997-2000:  MHS, University of Florida, Gainesville, FloridaMaster of Health Science in Physical Therapy
Major: Motor ControlBS, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityTallahassee, Florida Major: Physical Therapy



1994:   Florida International University, Miami Florida
Major: Dietetics and Nutrition. Completed two semesters of course work in Dietetics and Nutrition



1988-1991:  AA, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida,
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Professional Experiences: 

August 2012: Clinical Research Scientist, Brooks Rehabilitation, Clinical Research Center

Jacksonville, FL



2011- 2012: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Neuromuscular Physiology Laboratory, College of Health and Human Performance, University of Florida Gainesville, FL



2010-2011 Health Science Specialist, Malcom Randall VA, Brain Rehabilitation Research Center, Gainesville, FL

2008-present: Adjunct Faculty and Clinical Faculty Mentor, Brooks Rehabilitation/ University of North Florida Neurologic Residency Program, Jacksonville, FL



2007-2011: Research Physical Therapist & Project Coordinator, Physical Therapy Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Restoring Walking in Non-Ambulatory Children with Severe Chronic SCI (Kids STEP Study)PI: Andrea L. Behrman, PT, PhD  Co-PI: Dena Howland, PhD. Funding Source: Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, UF MBI BSCIRTF
 

2006: Assistant Professor, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
St. Augustine, Florida

 

2004-2006 Research Physical Therapist, University of Florida, Brooks Center for Rehabilitation Studies, Jacksonville, FL.

-2001: Instructor, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
St. Augustine, Florida



-2003: Physical Therapist (PRN), Flagler Hospital Transitional Care Unit
St. Augustine, Florida



-1999: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Physical Therapy Department
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida



-1999: Research Assistant,  Physical Therapy Department
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida



1998: Physical Therapist (PRN) Kids on the Move Pediatric Physical Therapy
Gainesville, Florida



-1999: Physical Therapist, Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital and Centers
Jacksonville, Florida

Spinal Cord Injury Team  Leader (1996-1997)
Stroke Team Leader (1996)



Awards and Scholarships:

  • University of Florida, Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium post-doctoral fellow research travel award. Modulation of force within 0-1 Hz: Age-associated differences and the effect of magnified visual feedback. March 2012.
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Neurology Section, Best Post-Professional Student Abstract Award.  Modular control is similar across locomotor tasks in children with incomplete spinal cord injury. February 2011. 
  • Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) TL-1 (NIH) Pre-doctoral Education and Training Fellowship-Competitive Award Renewal. University of Florida. 2010-2011.
  • Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) TL-1 (NIH) Pre-doctoral Education and Training Fellowship. University of Florida. 2009-2010.
  • Howard H. Steel Conference: Pediatric Spinal Cord Injuries and Dysfunction Educational Scholarship to fund conference travel and attendance December 2009.
  • UF College of Public Health and Health Professions Annual Research Day.  Research Award. 2009.
  • Florida Department of Health, Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program, Early Career Rehabilitation Research Award. Functional Recovery in Children with Severe Incomplete SCI: Computational Muscle Synergy Analysis. 2008-2010. 

Publications:

  • Fox EJ, Tester NJ, Kautz SA, Howland DR, Clark DJ, Garvan C, Behrman AL. Neuromuscular Control across Locomotor Tasks in Children with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury. J Neurophysiol. In Review.
  • Fox EJ, Baweja HS, Kim C, Kennedy DM, Vaillancourt DE, Christou EA. Modulation of force within 0-1 Hz: Age-associated differences and the effect of magnified visual feedback. Plos ONE. In Review.
  • Chen YT, Neto OP, Miranda Marzullo AC, Kennedy DM, Fox EJ, Christou EA. Age-associated impairment in endpoint accuracy of goal-directed contractions performed with two fingers is due to altered activation of the synergistic muscles. Exp Gerontology. 2012.
  • Fox EJ, Tester NJ, Phadke CP, Nair PM, Senesac CR, Howland DR, Behrman AL. Ongoing Walking Recovery Two Years Post Locomotor Training in a Child with Severe Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury. Phys Ther. 2010 May;90(5):793-802.
  • Plummer-D’Amato P, Altmann LJ, Saracino D, Fox E, Behrman AL, Marsiske M. Interactions between cognitive tasks and gait after stroke: A dual task study. Gait Posture. 2007 May; 27(4):683-8.
  • Plummer P, Behrman AL, Duncan PW, Spigel P, Saracino D, Martin J, Fox E, Thigpen M, Kautz SA. Effects of stroke severity and training duration on locomotor recovery after stroke: a pilot study. Neurorehabil Neural repair. 2007:21(2):137-51.
  • Day JA, Fox E, Lowe J, Swales HB, Behrman AL. Locomotor training with partial body weight support on a treadmill in a non-ambulatory child with spastic tetraplegic cerebral palsy: a case report. Pediatr Phys Ther.  2004: 16(2): 106-113.



Professional Membership and Service:

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Neuro Recovery Network, Pediatrics Committee member (2009-present)

Society for Neuroscience (2010-present)

Society for the Neural Control of Movement (2008-2009)
 

American Physical Therapy Association (1992-present)

        Neurology Section    1995-present

        Education Section    2000-2003
        Orthopedic Section    2003-2006
        Research Section    2010-present

      

Chair, Gainesville Sub-district Northern District, Florida Physical Therapy Association (1998-2000)



District Representative, FPTA Membership Committee (2000-2001)

Treasurer, Northern District  Florida Physical Therapy Association (2000-2002)



American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties

Member of the Specialization Academy of Content Experts (SACE) (2004-2008)



American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties Neurology Standard Setting Committee (2006, 2007)



North American Society for Psychology of  Sport and Physical Activity (1999-2001)







Reviewer-Journals:

Physiological Reports-Perceptual and Motor Skills

Experimental Brain Research

Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews