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Sydney Schaefer

Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 9709
Biography

Sydney Schaefer is currently an Assistant Professor in Biological and Health Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. She earned her undergraduate degree in Sports Medicine from Pepperdine University. She then received her PhD in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Motor Control from the Pennsylvania State University, and completed her postdoctoral training in stroke rehabilitation at Washington University in St. Louis in the Biomedical Engineering and Physical Therapy programs. Her current research aims to improve neurorehabilitation in older adults by studying how aging and cognitive impairment affect motor skill learning, and explores the interactions between different memory systems in the context of dementia. Dr. Schaefer's research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, and various non-profit foundations.

Education

BS, Pepperdine University

MS, Pennsylvania State University

PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Postdoctoral Training, Washington University in St. Louis

Research Interests

Neurorehabilitaiton; Aging; Dementia; Stroke

Publications

For a full list of Medline-Indexed publications, click here.

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-BMEThe ASU Experience
BME 394Special Topics
BME 416Biomechanics
BME 492Honors Directed Study
BME 493Honors Thesis
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BME 394Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BME 394Special Topics
BME 492Honors Directed Study
BME 493Honors Thesis
BME 598Special Topics