Clayton Swanson

Clayton Swanson, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Department: MD-BEHAVIORAL NEUROLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 294-5800
Business Email: clayton.swanson@ufl.edu

About Clayton Swanson

I am a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Florida, as well as a Research Health Scientist within the Brain Rehabilitation Research Center at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, FL. My research focuses on understanding the neuromechanisms associated with various aspects of mobility. Additionally, my research centers on enhancing walking function in people with neurological impairments, particularly older adults, people with multiple sclerosis, and people post-stroke. Ongoing studies involve neurorehabilitation, neuroimaging (MRI), non-invasive brain stimulation (tDCS and TMS), electrophysiology, and biomechanics. My graduate training was at Colorado State University where I earned a Master of Science in Health and Exercise Science and a Ph.D. in Bioenergetics with a focus in neuromechanics, where I focused on assessing the neuroanatomical and neurophysiological associations with turning performance in neurotypical and atypical populations.

Additional Positions:
Research Assistant Professor
2022 – Current · University of Florida
Research Health Scientist
2021 – Current · Malcom Randall VA Medical Center
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Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-2163-610X

Publications

2024
Visuospatial cognition predicts performance on an obstructed vision obstacle walking task in older adults.
Experimental gerontology. 189 [DOI] 10.1016/j.exger.2024.112403. [PMID] 38490285.
2023
Links between Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology with Turning Performance in People with Multiple Sclerosis
Sensors. 23(17) [DOI] 10.3390/s23177629. [PMID] 37688084.
2022
Inhibitory signaling as a predictor of leg force control in young and older adults
Experimental Brain Research. 240(4):1005-1016 [DOI] 10.1007/s00221-022-06321-x.
2021
Discriminative Mobility Characteristics between Neurotypical Young, Middle-Aged, and Older Adults Using Wireless Inertial Sensors
Sensors. 21(19) [DOI] 10.3390/s21196644. [PMID] 34640963.
2021
Middle-age people with multiple sclerosis demonstrate similar mobility characteristics to neurotypical older adults
Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders. 51 [DOI] 10.1016/j.msard.2021.102924.
2021
Non-invasive brain stimulation to assess neurophysiologic underpinnings of lower limb motor impairment in multiple sclerosis.
Journal of neuroscience methods. 356 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2021.109143. [PMID] 33757762.
2020
A temporal analysis of bilateral gait coordination in people with multiple sclerosis.
Multiple sclerosis and related disorders. 45 [DOI] 10.1016/j.msard.2020.102445. [PMID] 32791490.
2020
Associations between Turning Characteristics and Corticospinal Inhibition in Young and Older Adults.
Neuroscience. 425:59-67 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2019.10.051. [PMID] 31765624.
2020
Cerebellar White Matter Structural Correlates of Locomotor Adaptation. Do They Reflect Neural Adaptation?
The Cerebellum. 19(5):748-750 [DOI] 10.1007/s12311-020-01147-1.
2020
TMS-induced silent periods: A review of methods and call for consistency.
Journal of neuroscience methods. 346 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2020.108950. [PMID] 32971133.
2019
Longitudinal Assessment of Balance and Gait After Concussion and Return to Play in Collegiate Athletes.
Journal of athletic training. 54(4):429-438 [DOI] 10.4085/1062-6050-46-18. [PMID] 30933608.
2019
Two-minute walk tests demonstrate similar age-related gait differences as a six-minute walk test.
Gait & posture. 69:36-39 [DOI] 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2019.01.019. [PMID] 30660949.
2018
Associations between gait coordination, variability and motor cortex inhibition in young and older adults.
Experimental gerontology. 113:163-172 [DOI] 10.1016/j.exger.2018.10.002. [PMID] 30296454.
2018
Good agreement between smart device and inertial sensor-based gait parameters during a 6-min walk.
Gait & posture. 64:63-67 [DOI] 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.05.030. [PMID] 29859414.
2018
High-definition transcranial direct-current stimulation of the right M1 further facilitates left M1 excitability during crossed facilitation.
Journal of neurophysiology. 120(1):4-6 [DOI] 10.1152/jn.00177.2018. [PMID] 29641302.
2017
Sensor-Based Balance Measures Outperform Modified Balance Error Scoring System in Identifying Acute Concussion.
Annals of biomedical engineering. 45(9):2135-2145 [DOI] 10.1007/s10439-017-1856-y. [PMID] 28540448.

Education

Post-Doctoral Fellowship
2021-2022 · Malcom Randal VA Medical Center
Ph.D., Bioenergetics
2018-2021 · Colorado State University
Master of Science, Health and Exercise Science
2016-2018 · Colorado State University
Bachelor of Science, Health and Exercise Science
2012 · Oregon State University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-5800
Emails:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100107
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
2004 MOWRY RD
GAINESVILLE FL 32611