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Debra J. Rose, Ph.D.

Debra J. Rose, Ph.D.

Department of Kinesiology
(657) 278-5846

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Project Title: Co-Investigator: Active Play @ Home Study


Debra Rose, PhD, is a professor in the Kinesiology Department and director of the award-winning Center for Successful Aging at CSUF. She also serves as one of three co-directors of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence established in 2005 with funding from the Archstone Foundation. In addition, Dr. Rose is a member of the national steering committee developed by the National Council on Aging to guide the implementation of the FallsFree initiative aimed at preventing falls among older Americans. Dr. Rose received her M.Sc from the University of Oregon in 1982 and PhD from Penn State University in 1985.

Her primary research focus is in the area of postural control, mobility enhancement, and the prevention of falls in later years. Dr. Rose is nationally and internationally recognized for her research in the assessment and treatment of balance and gait disorders. Her research has been widely published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, monographs, and professional journals. She has also received more than $3.0 million in external funding for her research in this area.

Dr. Rose has been frequently recognized for her contributions to the scientific literature and to the profession. The innovative fall risk reduction program she developed called FallProof™ was recognized by the Health Promotion Institute of the National Council on Aging in 2006 as a "Best Practice" program in health promotion and again in 2008 by the VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry at the James A Haley Veterans Affairs Hospital in Tampa, Florida. This program is currently being replicated in numerous community-based settings and retirement communities throughout the United States. Debra is also the past Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity and a fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology.

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