Joe Robert Nocera

Dr. Joe Robert Nocera

Department of Neurology

Emory University, USA

Assistant Professor



2007 Ph.D., The University of Georgia, Department of Kinesiology

2004 M.S., University of Nevada, Department of Kinesiology

Publications (selected)

  1. Rodriguez A, Nocera JR, McCabe M, Rielly J. Concurrent word generation and motor performance: Further evidence for language-motor interaction. PLoS ONE. (In Press)
  2. Roemmich RT, Nocera JR, Vallabhajosula S, Amano S, Naugle KM, Stegemöller EL, and Hass CJ. Spatiotemporal variability during gait initiation in Parkinson's disease. Gait and Posture. (In Press)
  3. Fielding RA, Rejeski WJ, Blair S, Church T, Espeland MA, Gill TM, Guralnik JM, Hsu FC, Katula J, King AC, Kritchevsky SB, McDermott MM, Miller ME, Nayfield S, Newman AB, Williamson JD, Bonds D, Romashkan S, Hadley E, Pahor M; LIFE Research Group. The Life Interventions and Independence for Elders Study: design and methods. The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 2011; 66(11): 1226-1237.
  4. Nocera JR, Pahor M, Manini T, and Anton S. The Impact of Behavioral Intervention on Obesity Mediated Declines in Mobility Function: Implications for Longevity. Journal of Aging Research. 2011; Epub 2011, Oct 16.
  5. Nocera JR, Price C, Fernandez H, Amano S, Vallabhajosula S, Okun M, Hwynn N, and Hass C. Tests of Dorsolateral Frontal Function Correlate with Objective Tests of Postural Stability in Early to Moderate Stage Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2010; 16(9):590.2010. PMID: 20829093
  6. Nocera JR, Buckley T, Waddell D, Okun M, and Hass C. Knee extensor strength, dynamic stability and function ambulation: Are they related in Parkinson's disease? Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2010 Apr;91(4):589-95. PMID: 20382292
  7. Nocera JR, Horvat M, and Ray C. Impaired Step Up/Over in persons with Parkinson’s disease. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly. 2010 Apr;27(2);87-95. PMID: 20440021
  8. Nocera JR, Sapienza C, Altmann L, Hass C, and Okun M. Can exercise improve language and cognition in Parkinson’s disease? A case report. NeuroCase. 2010 Apr 12;1-6. PMID: 20391181
  9. Nocera JR, Horvat M, and Ray C. Effects of home-based exercise on postural control and sensory organization in individuals with Parkinson disease. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders. 2009 Dec;15(10): 742-745. PMID: 19640769
  10. Skowroński W. Horvat M, Nocera JR, Roswal G, and Croce R. Eurofit special: European fitness battery for individuals with mental disability. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly. 2009 Jan; 26(1): 54-67. PMID 19246773
  11. Sapienza C, Wheeler-Hegland K, Stewart K, and Nocera JR. Exercise Prescription for Dysphagia: Intensity and Duration Manipulation. Dysphagia (Invited submission), Special Interest Division. 2008; 13(17): 50-58.
  12. Nocera JR, Alberts J. and Hass CJ. “Neuromuscular Plasticity in Parkinson’s Disease.” In Minoru Shinohara (Ed.). Advances in Neuromuscular Physiology of Motor Skills and Muscle Fatigue. New York: Transworld Research Network. 2009: 233-261.

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