Jeremy Houser, PhD

Associate Professor

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Research Interests: Dr. Houser's research neural control mechanisms for posture and locomotion.


PhD - University of Houston (2007)
MS - University of Nebraska (1999)
BS - University of Iowa (1997)

Scholarly Activity

Research Publications:

2010 | Gains GL, Swedenhjelm AN, Mayhew JL, Bird HM, Houser JJ. Comparison of speed and agility performance of college football players on field turf and natural grass. J Strength Cond Res. 2010 Oct;24(10):2613-7

2010 | Mayhew JL, Houser JJ, Briney BB, Williams TB, Piper FC, Brechue WF. Comparison between hand and electronic timing of 40-yd dash performance in college football players. J Strength Cond Res. 2010 Feb;24(2):447-51

2009 | Decker L, Houser JJ, Noble JM, Karst GM, Stergiou N. The effects of shoe traction and obstacle height on lower extremity coordination dynamics during walking. Appl Ergon. 2009 Sep;40(5):895-903. Epub 2009 Feb 1

2008 | Houser JJ, Decker L, Stergiou N. Stepping over obstacles of different heights and varied shoe traction alter the kinetic strategies of the leading limb. Ergonomics. 2008 Dec;51(12):1847-59

2007 | Moore AN, Decker AJ, Baarts JN, Dupont AM, Epema JS, Reuther MC, Houser JJ, Mayhew JL. Effect of competitiveness on forty-yard dash performance in college men and women. J Strength Cond Res. 2007 May;21(2):385-8

2002 | Layne CS, Forth KE, Baxter MF, Houser JJ. Voluntary neuromuscular activation is enhanced when paired with a mechanical stimulus to human plantar soles. Neurosci Lett. 2002 Dec 13;334(2):75-8

2002 | Byrne JE, Stergiou N, Blanke D, Houser JJ, Kurz MJ, Hageman PA. Comparison of gait patterns between young and elderly women: an examination of coordination. Percept Mot Skills. 2002 Feb;94(1):265-80

2005 | Mulavara AP, Houser J, Miller C, Bloomberg JJ. Full-body gaze control mechanisms elicited during locomotion: effects of VOR adaptation. J Vestib Res. 2005;15(5-6):279-89

2002 | Scholten SD, Stergiou N, Hreljac A, Houser J, Blanke D, Alberts LR. Foot strike patterns after obstacle clearance during running. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2002 Jan;34(1):123-9

Presentations and Published Abstracts:

2015 | Peternell BP [resident]*, Snider E, Pazdernik V, Houser J, Webb S, Degenhardt B. A 3-dimensional infrared kinematic method for detection of inherent slow rhythmic cranial motion. Poster presented at: American Osteopathic Association 59th Annual Research Conference; October 17-21, 2015; Orlando, FL. Abstract published in: J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2015;115(12):e26-27.

2014 | Boehm K [student], Fraticelli N [student], Jordan RM [student], Riccardi M [student], Houser J, Kondrashov P. Does Alternating Dissection Effect Student Performance on Practical Examinations? Poster presented at the Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego, CA, April 26-May 2, 2014.

2014 | Houser JJ, Degenhardt BF, Hodges C, Kirsch J, Pazdernik V, Yang Q, Webb SJ, Shurtz NR, McDonald M, Molzen E, Webb EK, Pamperin K. Relationship of pelvic landmark positional asymmetry tests to low back pain syndromes. Poster presented at: 58th American Osteopathic Association Annual Research Conference; October 25-27, 2014; Seattle, WA; and published at J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014;114(8):e94.

2013 | Houser JJ*, Degenhardt BF, Bird M, Valovich McLeod TC, Hodges C, Shurtz N, Kvam V, Kirsch J. Comparing EMG in Women with Chronic Low Back Pain to Healthy Controls During Selected Functional Activities. Presented at the 8th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain; October 27-31, 2013; Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

2011 | Swaters L, Houser JJ, Degenhardt BF, Bird M. Comparison of Isometric Contractions of Transverse Abdominis EMG Activity. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.