Serge H. Roy, Sc.D., P.T.

Curriculum Vitae

Positions

  • Research Professor, NeuroMuscular Research Center, Boston University
  • Research Associate Professor, Sargent College of Health & Rehab Sciences, Boston University
  • Research Associate Professor, School of Graduate Studies, Boston University
  • Supervisor, Muscle Fatigue Laboratory, NeuroMuscular Research Center

Education

Degrees

1992 Sc.D Boston University, Boston, MA
1981 M.S. Boston University, Boston, MA
1975 B.S. New York University, New York, NY

Other

1968-1971 Columbia University School of Engineering, New York, NY
1967-1968 Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

Academic and Professional Appointments

Awards and Honors

2005 Co-authored paper by the International Spinal Cord Society as one of the “Top 10″ papers published in Spinal Cord
2004 First Appointed Fellow, International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology (ISEK)
1999 Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
1995 Who’s Who in Science and Engineering
1994 Group Achievement Award, NASA, Spacelab Life Sciences 2, JSC Payload Project Team
1992 Group Achievement Award, NASA, Vestibular Experiments, Spacelab Life Sciences 1
1975 Elizabeth C. Adams Award, Outstanding Graduate, New York University
1975 Founder’s Day Award for Scholarship, New York University

Professional Societies

  • American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
  • International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology
  • American Physical Therapy Association

Research Interests

  • Development of clinical assessment protocols and parameters for surface electromyographic (EMG) techniques
  • Developing wearable sensor systems for automated monitoring of motor abnormalities and mobility states
  • Assessing the effects of aging, bed rest, and microgravity on neuromuscular function
  • Development of a Wearable Sensor System for Monitoring Motor States in Parkinson’s Disease

Patents

Patents 3

Publication Summary

Articles in Refereed Journals 36
Book Chapters 12
Abstracts 80

Books

Rothstein, J., Roy, S.H., and Wolf, S.L.
The Rehabilitation Specialist’s Handbook; F.A. Davis, Philadelphia, PA, 3rd Edition, 2005
Rothstein, J., Roy, S.H., and Wolf, S.L.
The Rehabilitation Specialist’s Handbook, F.A. Davis, Philadelphia, PA, 1991
Rothstein, J., Roy, S.H., and Wolf, S.L.
The Rehabilitation Specialist’s Handbook, F.A. Davis, Philadelphia, PA, 2nd Edition, 1997

Selected Book Chapters

Roy, S.H., Portney, L.G.
“Chapter 9: Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Velocity Tests”, In: Physical Rehabilitation: Assessment and Treatment, 5th Edition, S.B. O’Sullivan and T.J. Schmitz, (Ed.); FA Davis Publ, Philadelphia, 2005.
Roy, S.H., De Luca, C.J.
“Chapter 9: Surface Electromyographic Assessment Of Low Back Pain”, In: Electromyography in Ergonomics: Fundamentals, Applications, and Case Studies, S. Kumar & M. Mital (Ed.); pp. 259-296, Taylor & Francis Publishing, 1996
Roy, S.H.
“The Role of Muscle Fatigue in Low Back Pain”, In: D’Orazio, B.P. (Ed): Back Pain Rehabilitation, Andover Medical Publishers, Inc., Maryland, pp. 149-179, 1993
Roy, S.H., Boer, E.R.., Gilmore, L.D., Hrovat M.
“Concurrent Measurement of Muscle Fatigue by EMG and 31P-NMR Spectroscopy”, In: Anderson, P.A., Hobart, D.J., Danoff, J.V. (Ed.): Electromyographic Kinesiology, Excerpta Medica, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1991.

Selected Publications

Roy, S. H., De Luca, G., Cheng, S., Johansson, A., Gilmore, L.D., and De Luca, C.J.
“Electro-Mechanical stability of surface EMG sensors”, Med Bio Eng Comput, 45(5): 447-457, 2007.
DeLuca, C.J., Buccafusco, J., Roy, S.H., De Luca, G., Nawab, S.H.
“The EMG signal as a pre symptomatic indicator of organophosphates in the body”, Muscle and Nerve, 33(3):369-376, 2006
TH Kakebeeke, SH Roy and RH Largo.
“Coordination training in individuals with incomplete spinal cord injury: consideration of motor hierarchical structures”, Spinal Cord, 1–4, 2005
Bonato, P., Ebenbichler, G.R., Roy, S.H., Lehr, S., Posch, M., Della Croce, U.
“Muscle fatigue and fatigue-related biomechanical changes during a repetitive free-lifting task”, Spine, 28(16):1810-1820, 2003
Ebenbichler, G.R., Bonato, P., Roy, S.H., Lehr, S., Posch, M., Kollmitzer, J., Della Croce, U.
“Reliability of EMG time-frequency measures of fatigue during repetitive lifting”, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 34(8), 2002
Bonato, P., Cheng, M.S., Gonzalez-Cueto, J., Leardini, A., O’Connor, J.J., Roy S.H.
“EMG-Based Measures of Fatigue During a Repetitive Squat Exercise”, IEEE Eng. in Med. & Biol, 20(6):133-143, 2001
Bonato, P., Roy, S.H., Knaflitz, M.
“Time-frequency parameters of the surface myoelectric signal for assessing muscle fatigue during cyclic dynamic contractions”, IEEE Trans Biomed Eng, 48(7):745-753, 2001
Merletti, R., Roy, S.H., Kupa, E., Roatta, S., and Granata, A.
“Modeling of surface myoelectric signals. Part II: Model based interpretation of EMG signals”, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 46(7):821-830, 1999
Roy, S.H., Bonato, P., Knaflitz, M.
“EMG assessment of back muscle function during cyclical lifting”, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, Special Issue: EMG of Spinal Muscles, 8(4): 233-247, 1998
Roy, S.H., Oddsson, L.
“Classification of paraspinal muscle impairment by surface electromyography”, Physical Therapy, 78:838-851, 1998
Oddsson, L.I.E., Giphart, J.E., Buijs, R.J.C, Roy, S.H., Taylor, H.P., and De Luca, C.J.
“Development of new protocols and analysis procedures for the assessment of LBP by surface EMG techniques”, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 33(4): 49-61, 1997
Roy, S.H., De Luca, C.J., Emley, M., et al.
“Classification of back muscle impairment based on the surface electromyographic signal”, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 33(4): 37-47, 1997.
Roy, S.H., De Luca, C.J., Emley, M., Buijs, R.J.C.
“Spectral electromyographic assessment of back muscles in patients with low back pain undergoing rehabilitation”, Spine, 20(1): 38-48, 1995
Kupa, E.J., Roy, S.H., Kandarian, S.C., De Luca, C.J.
“Effect of muscle fiber type and size on EMG median frequency and conduction velocity”, Journal of Applied Physiology, 79(1): 23-32, 1995.

Funding

PI or Co-PI on Awards totaling $24.7 M