• Jean-Francois Daneault
  • Jean-Francois Daneault
  • Assistant Professor, School of Health Professions
  • Area: Motor Control/Rehabilitation
  • End Degree: Ph.D., Neuroscience
  • Office: Bergen Building 916 (Newark Campus)
  • Phone: 973-972-8482
  • Specialization: Movement disorders, clinical neuroscience, neuro-rehabilitation

Educational/Research Interests

Dr. Daneault obtained his BSc and MSc in Kinesiology at the University of Quebec in Montreal. He then completed a PhD in Neuroscience at McGill University and a postdoctoral fellowship in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on better understanding motor behavior in health and disease in order to improve/optimize movements of individuals with chronic diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, dystonia, cerebral palsy, and stroke, through physical therapy and exercise. His laboratory tools include motion capture, wearable sensors, electromyography, brain stimulation, and neuroimaging. The long-term goal is to develop tools based on quantitative evidence to personalize interventions for individuals with neurological disorders.