Dr. Gill investigates how individuals’ bodies and environmental demands influence walking and motor functioning across the lifespan. She uses a variety of methods to examine how children and adults modify their walking patterns to navigate through the environment. She is particularly interested in understanding how childhood and adult obesity affect the ability to adapt to change. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, the Obesity Society, the Society for Research in Child Development, the International Society of Developmental Psychobiology, and the American Diabetes Association.
Dr. Gill directs the Motor Development Laboratory where she investigates how people’s bodies and environmental demands influence walking and motor functioning across the lifespan. She uses a variety of methods to examine how children and adults modify their walking patterns to navigate through the environment: three-dimensional motion capture, computerized video coding, wearable motion sensor technology, portable spatio-temporal gait systems, and digital pressure mats. Her long-term goals are to: develop novel systems approaches to optimize health outcomes in early childhood, design innovative interventions that minimize fall risks associated with childhood and adult obesity, create new methods to detect fall risks linked with childhood and adult obesity
- Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy, Boston University School of Public Health
- New York University, PhD
- New York University, PhD
- New York University, MA
- Tufts University, MS
- Carnegie Mellon University, BS
- Published on 8/13/2018
Kim D, Pu X, Woo N, Gill SV. Changes in motor actions in the face of varying task constraints. Gait Posture. 2018 Oct; 66:1-6. PMID: 30125715.
- Published on 7/1/2017
Gill SV, Khetani MA, Yinusa-Nyahkoon L, McManus B, Gardiner PM, Tickle-Degnen L. Forging Alliances in Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Research (FAIRR): A Logic Model. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Jul; 96(7):479-486. PMID: 28628536.
- Published on 1/24/2017
Gill SV, Yang Z, Hung YC. Effects of singular and dual task constraints on motor skill variability in childhood. Gait Posture. 2017 Mar; 53:121-126. PMID: 28157572.
- Published on 11/19/2016
Hung YC, Mangiafreno M, Gill SV. Whole body organization during a symmetric bimanual pick up task in overweight and obese children. Gait Posture. 2017 Feb; 52:95-99. PMID: 27888697.
- Published on 10/1/2016
Heller Murray ES, Mendoza JO, Gill SV, Perkell JS, Stepp CE. Effects of Biofeedback on Control and Generalization of Nasalization in Typical Speakers. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2016 Oct 01; 59(5):1025-1034. PMID: 27701628.
- Published on 8/1/2016
Gill SV, Hicks GE, Zhang Y, Niu J, Apovian CM, White DK. The association of waist circumference with walking difficulty among adults with or at risk of knee osteoarthritis: the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2017 Jan; 25(1):60-66. PMID: 27492464.
- Published on 5/16/2016
Gill SV, Ogamba M, Lewis CL. Effects of additional anterior body mass on gait. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2016 May 16; 16:109. PMID: 27185179.
- Published on 5/1/2016
Muñoz MA, Crouter SE, Orsmond G, Gill SV, Coster WJ. Comparison of Physical Activity Levels Between Children Living in Puerto Rico and Continental U.S.: 2716 Board #239 June 3, 9: 30 AM - 11: 00 AM. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 May; 48(5 Suppl 1):761. PMID: 27361352.
- Published on 3/30/2016
Gill SV, Walsh MK, Pratt JA, Toosizadeh N, Najafi B, Travison TG. Changes in spatiotemporal gait patterns during flat ground walking and obstacle crossing 1 year after bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2016 Jun; 12(5):1080-5. PMID: 27320220.
- Published on 3/8/2016
Ogamba MI, Loverro KL, Laudicina NM, Gill SV, Lewis CL. Changes in Gait with Anteriorly Added Mass: A Pregnancy Simulation Study. J Appl Biomech. 2016 Aug; 32(4):379-87. PMID: 26958743.
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