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Sydney Schaefer

Biography

Sydney Schaefer is currently an assistant professor in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. She earned her undergraduate degree in sports medicine from Pepperdine University. She then received her doctorate 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. Schaefer's research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association and various non-profit foundations.

Education
  • Postdoctoral Training. Stroke Rehabilitation, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Ph.D. Kinesiology (Motor Control), Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S. Pennsylvania State University
  • B.S. Sports Medicine, Pepperdine University

 

 

 

Research Interests

Neurorehabilitation; Aging; Dementia; Stroke

Publications

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

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BME 394Special Topics
BME 492Honors Directed Study
BME 493Honors Thesis
BME 592Research
BME 792Research
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BME 394Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BME 394Special Topics
BME 492Honors Directed Study
BME 493Honors Thesis
BME 598Special Topics
BME 599Thesis
BME 792Research
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