Helen J. Huang

Helen J. Huang

Professor, University of Central Florida

Dr. Helen J. Huang is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and Biomedical Engineering Program at the University of Central Florida (UCF). She received her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of Michigan, was a postdoctoral fellow on the University of Colorado NIH T32 grant on aging, and was a research scientist in Dr. Daniel Ferris’ laboratory prior to starting at UCF in 2016.  She directs the UCF Biomechanics, Rehabilitation, and Interdisciplinary Neuroscience (BRaIN) Laboratory. Her team studies motor adaptation and neuromechanics of gait and locomotor tasks. Her primary research focuses on investigating brain dynamics underlying motor adaptation, gait, balance, and interlimb coordination and how those brain dynamics change with advanced age. In August 2017, she was awarded a NIH R01 on “Adaptation of brain and body responses to perturbations during gait in young and older adults.”