Vestibular Research Lab
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Olivier Darbin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
5795 USA Dr. N., Room 357
Mobile, AL 36688
Coral Gubler, PT, PhD, ATC
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy