Dr. Jacob Sosnoff is an Associate Professor and the Motor Control Research Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health of the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His professional background and training are in motor control and gerontology. He earned his PhD in kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University where he was a National Institute of Aging pre-doctoral fellow.
Dr. Sosnoff’s current research focuses on walking, mobility and balance impairments. For over a decade, he has worked on understanding underlying mechanisms that influence balance and mobility in both seniors and people with neurological conditions. As a founding member of the International MS Falls Prevention Research Network, he is an international expert in the predictors, prevention and consequences of falls. Currently, he has several randomized control trials designed to minimize fall risk and incidence and several other funded projects that involve fall-related outcomes. In addition to he research, he is the director of the Illini Fall Prevention Clinic, a community resource for identifying people’s individualized fall risks and developing personalized strategies to reduce those risks.