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Jan  Hondzinski 

Associate Professor

Bachelor's Degree(s):Physical Education and Mathematics (minor), University of Utah, 1986
Master's Degree: Health Education, University of Utah, 1990
PhD: Exercise Science, University of Iowa, 1998
Other Degrees: Level IV Teaching Endorsement in Mathematics, University of Utah, 1991

Phone: 225-578-9144
Fax: 225-578-3680
Email: jhondz1@lsu.edu
Office: 131 Huey P. Long Field House

Biography

Dr. Hondzinski's research interests involve the study of motor control and sensorimotor integration in tasks requiring whole body movements. She explores the control mechanisms during movements involving the entire body. Studies involve the effects of gaze direction, sensory alterations or neurodegeneration on movement of the body or body segments. The results of the experiments identify coordination strategies of "normal" subjects and contribute to the basic understanding of sensory use and movement variations effects for movement control. Such information may also be used to improve training regimes or expand rehabilitation strategies for individuals with deficits due to normal aging or pathology, such as vestibular loss, peripheral neuropathy, or Parkinson’s disease.

Dr. Hondzinski came to LSU after receiving her PhD in Exercise Science with specialization in Motor Control and Biomechanics and completing 2 years post-doctoral training in Motor Control. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2007 and is currently the Motor Behavior Area Coordinator for the Department of Kinesiology.

Awards & Honors

2018-2019  College of Human Sciences and Education Engagement Award, Louisiana State University

2017-2020  Executive Editor, Journal of Motor Behavior

2017-2020  Ogden Honors College Faculty Fellow—representative from the College of Human Sciences and Education

2013-2014  Helen "Bessie" Pliner Endowed Professorship, Louisiana State University

2010-2011  Flagship Faculty Award, Louisiana State University

2010(spring)  Sabbatical. Department of Kinesiology, University of Illinois, Chicago

2005  TIAA-CREF Service-learning Faculty Award, Louisiana State University

Current Funded Research

Effects of Wild Blueberries on Motor Performance of Parkinson’s Patients: A Preliminary Clinical Trial. Wild Blueberry Association of North America.

Selected Publications

Hondzinski, J.M., Ikuma, L., de Queiroz, M., Wang, C. (2018) Effects of exoskeleton use on movement kinematics during performance of common work tasks: A case study. Work, 61(4):575-588. doi: 10.3233/WOR-162827

Yeomans, M.A.*, Nelson, A., MacLellan, M., Hondzinski, J.M. (2018) Saccades attenuate postural sway despite muscular fatigue negatively influencing proprioception. Exp Brain Res, 236(12):3351-3361. doi: 10.1007/s00221-018-5384-2

Kosma, M., Hondzinski, J.M., & Buchanan, D.R. (2017) Exercise, Health, and Falls Risks among Older African American Women. Int J Kinesiol Sports Sci, 5(3):16-27

Kosma, M., Buchanan, D.R., & Hondzinski, J.M. (2017) Complexity of Exercise Behavior among Older African- American Women. J Aging Phys Act, 25:333-344

Hondzinski, J.M., Soebbing, C.M.*, French, A.E.**, Winges, S.A. (2016) Different damping responses explain vertical endpoint error differences between visual conditions. Exp Brain Res, 234(6):1575-87. doi: 10.1007/s00221-015-4546-8

Hondzinski, J.M., Soebbing, C.M.* (2015) Sensorimotor Integration: A Special Emphasis on Visual Inputs for Goal-directed Movements. In Heinen, T. (ed) Advances in Visual Perception Research. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, pp. 293-318

Kosma, M., Buchanan, D.R., Hondzinski, J.M. (2015). The need for humanistic frameworks for analysis to understand the role of values in promoting physical activity. Quest, 67:241-254

Hondzinski, J. M., Kadivar, Z.*, & Hegwood, M. F. B.** (2014). Gait in Parkinson’s Disease. In Li, L., Holmes, M. (eds) Gait Biometrics: Basic Patterns, Role of Neurological Disorders and Effects of Physical Activity. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, pp. 65-102.

Li, L., Hondzinski, J.M. (2012) Select exercise modalities may reverse movement dysfunction because of peripheral neuropathy. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 40(3):133-7.

Hondzinski, J.M. (2012) Specificity of training, not the only therapy option for Parkinson’s patients. J Nov Physiother, 2(6):1000e119. doi:10.4172/2165- 7025.1000e119

Kadivar, Z.*, Corcos, D.M., Foto, J., Hondzinski, J.M. (2011) The effect of step training and rhythmic auditory stimulation on functional performance in Parkinson’s patients. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. 25(7):626-635.

Hondzinski, J.M., Li, L., Welsch, M. (2010) Age-related and sensory declines offer insight to whole body control during a goal-directed movement. Motor Control. 14(2):176-94.

Hondzinski JM, Kwon, T.Y.* (2009) Pointing control using a moving base of support. Experimental Brain Research. 197(1):81-90.

*represents graduate student; **represents undergraduate student

Selected Presentations

Yeomans, M.A.*, Phillips, B.**, Hondzinski, J.M., Dalecki, M. (June 2019) Fixations improved temporal movement characteristics during eye-hand coordination tasks. Presentation at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD [will be published in: J Sport Exercise Psych, ??(Suppl.), S??]

Yeomans, M.A.*, Michel, A.V.**, Moore, K.**, Diez, T.**, Schipper, J.**, Yan, S.*, Hondzinski, J.M. (November 2018) Greater visual attentional demands during saccadic eye movements do not improve postural sway. Presentation at the 47th Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA

Yeomans, M.A.*, Nelson, A., MacLellan, M., Cooper, E.M.*, Hondzinski, J.M. (June 2018) Saccades attenuate body sway despite muscular fatigue negatively influencing proprioception. Presentation at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Annual Conference. Denver, CO. [published in: J Sport Exercise Psych, 40(Suppl.), S71]

Hondzinski, J.M., Yeomans, M.A.*, Nelson, A., MacLellan, M. (November 2017) Saccadic eye movements influence postural sway after fatiguing and stretching. Presentation at the 46th Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

Wang, C., Ikuma, L., Hondzinski, J., Queiroz, M. (June 2017). Application of Assistive Wearable robotics to alleviate construction workforce shortage: challenges and opportunities. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, Seattle, WA

Hondzinski, J.M., Ikuma, L. H., de Queiroz, Q. M., Wang, C. (June 2017) Exoskeleton augmentation does not compromise user safety during performance of common industrial tasks. Presentation at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Annual Conference. San Diego, CA. [published in: J Sport Exercise Psych, 39(Suppl.), S137]

Celestine, S.D.**, Donze, V.G.**, Bellingham, N.J.**, Buie, K.J.**, Hondzinski, J.M. (June 2017) Gaze direction and foot sensation influence foot placement during goal-directed stepping. Presentation at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Annual Conference. San Diego, CA. [published in: J Sport Exercise Psych, 39(Suppl.), S117]

Kosma, M., Buchanan, D.R., Hondzinski, J.M. (March 2017). Dilemmas in exercise behavior among older African American women. Oral presentation for the SHAPE America national convention, Boston, MA

Kosma, M., Hondzinski, J.M., Buchanan, D.R. (March 2017). Exercise, health, and falls risks among older African American women. Oral presentation for the SHAPE America national convention, Boston, MA

Kosma, M., Buchanan, D.R., Hondzinski, J.M. (July 2016). Practical reasoning in physical activity promotion. Oral presentation at the 12th Annual International Conference on Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences, Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), Athens, Greece

Yan, S., Hondzinski, J.M., (November 2016) Effects of the vertical-horizontal illusion on visual perceptions and manual estimations. Presentation at the 45th Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, California

Hondzinski, J.M., Kosma, M., Buchanan, D.R., McDougal, D.R.**, Strain, C.** (June 2016) Mobility differences exist between races in older women. Presentation at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Annual Conference. Montreal, Canada. [published in: J Sport Exercise Psych, 38(Suppl.), S65.]

Amedee, T.A.**, Donze, V.G.**, Przybyla, A., Hondzinski, J.M., (October 2015) Performance asymmetries for left and right arms in 3D vary by visual condition and spatial location. Presentation at the 44th Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

Hondzinski, J.M., Winges, S.A., French, A.E.**, Soebbing, C.M.* (June 2015) Different damping responses explain different vertical endpoint errors between visual conditions. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Annual Conference. Portland, Oregon. [published in: J Sport Exercise Psych, 37(Suppl.), S44.]

Winges, S.A. Hondzinski, J.M. (June 2015) Multi-muscle activation patterns for fine and gross pointing movements differ across visual conditions. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Annual Conference. Portland, Oregon. [published in: J Sport Exercise Psych, 37(Suppl.), S66.]

Hondzinski, J.M., Winges, S.A. (November 2014) Precision of fine and gross pointing movements differs across visual conditions. Presentation at the 43rd Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington DC

*represents graduate student; **represents undergraduate student

Research projects

Effects of gravitational pull, gaze direction, visual inputs, fatigue, and/or sensory deficits on coordination, goal-directed movements, and physical function of balance and mobility-influences of healthy aging and neurological deficits

Effects of various training techniques on functional performance and motor control in people with neurological deficits, including Parkinson’s disease and peripheral neuropathy

Nutritional effects on functional performance in people with Parkinson’s disease

Exoskeleton use for performance of industrial tasks and for training in people with neurological declines

Selected Links

North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity 

Society of Neuroscience 

International Society of Biomechanics