Jacqueline Palmer, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Delaware


  • PhD, Biomechanics and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware, Delaware, 2016


Dr. Palmer completed a dual doctoral degree program with a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Sciences from the University of Delaware in May 2016.


Dr. Palmer primary research interests involve the cerebral cortical contributions to motor control of human balance and ambulation. The long-term goal of her research is to leverage a better understanding of this underpinning neurophysiology towards the development of rehabilitation treatments for fall prevention and improved walking ability following neurologic injury such as stroke. 

Currently, her primary research project  is a collaboration between the laboratories of Dr. Lena Ting and Michael Borich that is studying cortical activity during reactive balance responses in older adults and stroke survivors.