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Noah Rosenblatt, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Rosenblatt serves as an assistant professor within the Center for Lower Extremity Ambulatory Research (CLEAR). He joined the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in May 2015.

Dr. Rosenblatt's overall research interest is the area of neuromechanics of locomotion with an emphasis on the prevention of falls and promotion of mobility in community dwelling older adults. His approach is to first identify subject-specific biomechanical factors that increase the risk of instability during gait and of poor fall-recovery responses, and to then design interventions specific to these factors. Recent work has focused on the role of mood and arousal on these factors as a means to develop interventions specific to older adults with a fear of falling

Another area of interest is in the prevention of secondary physical conditions associated with lower-limb prosthesis use. In addition to the prevention of falls in this high risk population, he is interested in preventing pathologies of the residual limb by developing objective measures of socket fit and comfort. Within this regard his work is focused on understanding the role of the residual limb muscles in regulating pressure at the interface between the socket and the limb and using this information to design novel, "smart" interfaces to promote prosthetic use and limb health.


N.J. Rosenblatt, Bauer A, Grabiner MD. Relating minimum toe clearance to prospective, self-reported, trip-related stumbles in the community. Prosthetics and Orthotics International. Epub ahead of print, 2016.

Pater ML, Rosenblatt NJ, Grabiner MD. Knee osteoarthritis negatively affects the recovery step following large forward-directed postural pertubations. Journal of Biomechanics. 49(7):1128-33, 2016.

N.J. Rosenblatt, M.L. Latash, Hurt CP, M.D. Grabiner. Challenging gait leads to stronger lower-limb kinematic synergies: the effects of walking in a more narrow pathway. Neuroscience Letters.600:110-114, 2015.

M.L. Hoops, N.J. Rosenblatt, M.D. Grabiner. Expectation of an upcoming large postural perturbation influences the recovery stepping response and outcome. Gait & Posture. 41(1):335-7, 2015.

N.J. Rosenblatt, A. Bauer, D. Rotter, M.D. Grabiner. Active Dorsiflexing Prosthesis MayReduce Trip-Related Fall Risk in People with Transtibial Amputation. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Design. 51(8):1229-42, 2014.

M.D. Grabner, J.Crenshaw, C.P. Hurt, N.J. Rosenblatt, K.L Troy. Exercise-Based Fall Prevention: Can You Be a Bit More Specific? Exercise and Sport Science Reviews. 42(4):161-8, 2014

M. Madigan, N.J. Rosenblatt, M.D. Grabiner Obesity as a factor contributing to falls by older adults, Current Obesity Reports. 3(3):348-54, 2014

N.J. Rosenblatt, C.P. Hurt, M. Latash, M.D. Grabiner. An apparent contradiction: higher accuracy through increased variability? Experimental Brain Research. 232(2):403-13, 2014.

Rosenblatt NCBI Bibliography