We are thrilled to announce the addition of Dr. Debra Rose, PhD. Sparta Science's Advisory Board. With a remarkable background as a professor, researcher, and leader in the field of kinesiology and aging, Dr. Rose brings a wealth of expertise to our team.
Dr. Rose's primary research focus lies in postural control, mobility enhancement, and the prevention of falls in later years—an area of critical importance as we strive to enhance the quality of life for older adults. Her extensive body of work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, firmly establishing her as a nationally and internationally recognized authority in her field.
Dr. Rose is a Professor and Chair Emerita in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University Fullerton. She is also Director Emerita of the Center for Successful Aging, that she co-founded in 1998. She has spearheaded groundbreaking initiatives that have received acclaim and funding from prestigious organizations like the Archstone Foundation. Her innovative fall risk reduction program, FallProof™, has been recognized as a "Best Practice" program in health promotion by the Health Promotion Institute of the National Council on Aging and is now being replicated in various community-based settings and retirement communities across the United States.
In addition to her academic and research accomplishments, Dr. Rose's leadership roles are a testament to her commitment to advancing the field of kinesiology. She has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity and holds the distinction of being a past president and fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology. Through these roles, she has fostered collaboration among professionals and contributed to the dissemination of knowledge and research in the field.
Dr. Rose's current projects are as exciting as they are impactful. She is currently involved in writing the third edition of "FallProof: A Comprehensive Balance and Mobility Program," a testament to her dedication to developing evidence-based programs that improve the lives of individuals. Moreover, as the editor of the second edition of "Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults," she continues to shape the field's understanding of effective approaches to promoting physical activity in this population.
Among her ongoing research projects, three stand out: the development and validation of the Multi-Systems Balance Test (MSBT), the evaluation of the "Stay Well At Home" fall risk reduction program, and the establishment of the predictive validity of the MSBT in identifying fall risk. These projects underline Dr. Rose's commitment to creating robust fall-risk screening and assessment tools that have the potential to transform fall prevention strategies for older adults.
With her exceptional expertise and passion for optimizing human performance, Dr. Debra Rose is a valuable addition to Sparta Science's Advisory Board. Her insights and guidance will undoubtedly contribute to our mission.
We are honored to welcome Dr. Rose to our esteemed team of advisors and look forward to the invaluable contributions she will make in shaping the future of Sparta Science.