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Jason Longhurst, Ph.D., PT, DPT, NCS

Assistant Professor
Physical Therapy and Athletic Training


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences - Rehabilitation Sciences Emphasis, University of Nevada - Las Vegas
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Nevada - Las Vegas
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Brigham Young University

Research Interests

Dr. Longhurst leads the Neuroimaging and Behavior Lab which studies the interaction of gait and postural control and cognition and particularly their effect in the context of neurodegenerative disease, with a focus on Parkinson’s disease. This has led to several key focus areas of study including fear falling and activity restriction, community engagement and participation,  and early identification of disease and syndromes. The Neuroimaging and Behavior Lab utilizes a variety of techniques ranging from measurement of cortical activation during movement to biomechanical measurement approaches.

Publications and Media Placements

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • International Society for Posture and Gait Research
  • American Society for NeuroRehabilitation
  • Society for Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy