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Eric R. Anson, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 758-5700

Faculty Appointments

Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Anson is an expert in vestibular rehabilitation with a research background in disorders of the vestibular system and other causes of balance problems. He received a Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Science Center in 2003, his doctoral degree from the University of Maryland, and he completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His research interests include perception of self-motion and the effects of vestibular disorders on gaze and postural control problems during balance and walking.

Credentials

Education

1999
BS | Univ of Houston
Kinesiology

2003
MS | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
Physical Therapy

2015
PhD | University of Maryland
Kinesiology

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

03/2015 - 11/2017
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Baltimore, MD Postdoctoral Fellow Otolaryngology (Mentor: Yuri Agrawal, MD, MPH)

Awards

2015
Doctoral Scholar Award
Sponsor: American Kinesiology Association

2015
Dean's Scholar Award
Sponsor: School of Public Health, University of Maryland

2014
International Conference Student Support Award
Sponsor: Graduate School, University of Maryland

2014
Willie Dissertation Fellowship
Sponsor: Graduate School, University of Maryland

2013
Graduate Student Travel Award
Sponsor: International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation

2012
Teaching Assistant of the Year
Sponsor: Kinesiology Department, University of Maryland

2011
Second Place Poster Presentation: Interdisciplinary Research
Sponsor: Graduate Research Interaction Day, University of Maryland

2008
David H. Clarke Fellowship
Sponsor: Kinesiology Department, University of Maryland

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Publications

Journal Articles

6/11/2018
Anson E, Bigelow RT, Studenski S, Deshpande N, Agrawal Y. "Failure on the Foam Eyes Closed Test of Standing Balance Associated With Reduced Semicircular Canal Function in Healthy Older Adults." Ear and hearing.. 2018 Jun 11; Epub 2018 Jun 11.

5/2018
Anson E, Ma L, Meetam T, Thompson E, Rathore R, Dean V, Jeka J. "Trunk motion visual feedback during walking improves dynamic balance in older adults: Assessor blinded randomized controlled trial." Gait & posture.. 2018 May 0; 62:342-348. Epub 2018 Mar 28.

2018
Anson ER, Gimmon Y, Kiemel T, Jeka JJ, Carey JP. "A Tool to Quantify the Functional Impact of Oscillopsia." Frontiers in neurology. 2018 9:142. Epub 2018 Mar 15.

Books & Chapters

2014
Chapter Title: Sensorimotor Recalibration in Virtual Environments
Book Title: Virtual Reality for Physical and Motor Rehabilitation
Author List: Wright WG, Creem-Regehr SH, Warren WH, Anson E, Jeka J, Keshner EA
Edited By: Weiss PL, Keshner EA, Levin M
Published By: Springer2014 in New York

2010
Chapter Title: Sensory Reweighting: A rehabilitative mechanism?
Book Title: Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology
Author List: Anson E & Jeka JJ
Published By: Springer2010 in New York

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