Simone Gill

Professor Simone Gill
  • Phone (617) 353 7513
  • Education PhD, New York University
    MA, New York University
    MS, Tufts University
Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy, BU College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Associate Professor, Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston University School of Medicine

Research Interests

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: three-dimensional motion capture, computerized video coding, wearable motion sensor technology, portable spatio-temporal gait systems, and digital pressure mats. She is particularly interested in understanding how childhood and adult obesity affect the ability to adapt to change.

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; and
  • create new methods to detect fall risks linked with childhood and adult obesity.

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.

Lab Webpage: Motor Development Laboratory

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