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Faculty Profile

Jake Sosnoff

Jacob Sosnoff


Department of Kinesiology and Community Health

Ph.D. Kinesiology

The Pennsylvania State University




Motor Control

Curriculum Vitae:
Sosnoff, J. CV.docx

Dr. Jacob Sosnoff is a Professor and Director of the Motor Control Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His professional background and training are in motor control and gerontology. He earned his PhD in Kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University where he was a National Institute of Aging pre-doctoral fellow.

Dr. Sosnoff’s research focuses on the predictors, prevention and consequences of mobility impairments in clinical populations including older adults and individuals living with Multiple Sclerosis.  He has expertise in prevention of falls – the leading cause of accidental death in older adults. In an effort to bring fall prevention to the community he is currently develop innovative technological solutions to quantify fall risk and provide prevention. He is founding director of the Illinois Multiple Sclerosis Research Collaborative a group of MS researchers dedicated to translating science into wellness. Sosnoff is also the director of the Illini Fall Prevention Clinic, a community resource for identifying people’s individualized fall risks and developing personalized strategies to reduce those risks.