Daniel Goble, Ph.D.

Daniel Goble

Title:
 Associate Professor
Exercise Science
Office: 3156 Human Health Building
Phone: (248) 364-8688
Fax: (248) 364-8657
E-mail:  dgoble@oakland.edu


 

Biography
Upon concluding of my Masters work in Biomechanics at the University of Windsor in Ontario, I attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. There, I obtained my PhD in Kinesiology with distinction, excelling in both the teaching and research domains. From a teaching perspective, I taught two sections of a core undergraduate courses in Movement Science and led project-based labs. In the research domain, I published more than a dozen scientific investigations at the University of Michigan looking at the ability of healthy and disabled individuals to perceive limb position in space (i.e. proprioception).

After my PhD studies, I received a research fellowship to conduct post-doctoral studies at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. This experience was invaluable, as I was able hone my research skills further by studying the neural correlates of movement in the aging brain. I also obtained skills that allowed me to create my own imaging paradigm, whereby proprioceptive stimulation was applied in a functional MRI scanner to map out areas of the brain that were deficient in older adults.

In 2010, I returned to the University of Michigan for a brief period of time to pursue a second post-doctoral research position in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. This position was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and allowed me to gain greater experience in the domain of clinical research. I was granted access to several patient populations (e.g. Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Congenital Brachial Plexus Palsy) for the purpose of developing clinically appropriate methods of proprioception testing.

In 2012 I received my first tenure-track faculty position in the School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences at San Diego State University, where I served as the resident Motor Control, Biomechanics and Neuroscience expert. In that capacity, I taught core course in undergraduate Motor Control and graduate classes on Biomechanics techniques and Motor Control as it relates to disability. I also had very active research program that focused on a medical device I created in my lab called the Balance Tracking System (BTrackS). This device is a low-cost force plate for objectively measuring balance with exceptional accuracy. BTrackS has unlimited potential for research in the domains of health and disability.

At OU, I am developing a new undergraduate course on Motor Control and teaching Biomechanics classes in the Exercise Science program. I will continue my research on BTrackS, which currently includes efforts to improve sports-related concussion diagnosis protocols, fall risk screening in the elderly and tracking rehabilitation in multiple disease conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s disease and stroke. I also hope publish the BTrackS normative database, which is currently the largest in the world with over 17,000 people from ages 5-100.

Education
PhD, Kinesiology, University of Michigan
MHK, Human Kinetics, University of Windsor
BHK, Human Kinetics, University of Windsor