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About the Vestibular Research Lab

The Vestibular Research Lab at the University of South Alabama is an interdisciplinary research lab currently conducting research related to balance function in patients with neurologic disorders and patients with known vestibular disorders. One project is specifically aimed at patients with Parkinsonism to help determine early markers for the disorder and to reduce the likelihood of falls in this population. Additional research in the lab is focused on development and validation of a low-cost objective measure of sway in patients with vestibular disorders of peripheral and central origin. The impact of vestibular dysfunction, imbalance, and falls on overall well-being is also being studied in these populations.

Participation in Research

If you are interested in participating in one of the current research projects in the Vestibular Research Lab or if you are interested in making a donation to these projects, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Adams at 251.445.9361 or via email at eadams@southalabama.edu.

Current Projects

Adams, E.M., Darbin, O., Dees, D., Naritoku, D., Gubler, C. Balance function in patients with neurologic disorders.

Adams, E.M., Darbin, O., Overschmidt, C. Validation of a low-cost objective measure of sway in patients with vestibular disorders.

Faculty and Staff

Elizabeth M. Adams, Ph.D., CCC-A
Associate Professor, Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology
5721 USA Dr. N., Room 1119
Mobile, AL  36688
251.445.9361
eadams@southalabama.edu

Olivier Darbin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
5795 USA Dr. N., Room 357
Mobile, AL 36688
odarbin@southalabama.edu

Carrie Overschmidt, M.S., CCC-A
Clinical Audiologist, Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology
5721 USA Dr. N., Room 1119
Mobile, AL  36688
251.445.9375
coverschmidt@southalabama.edu

Faculty Collaborations

Coral Gubler, PT, PhD, ATC
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
cgubler@southalabama.edu

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