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Sanghee Moon

Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy
School: School of Health Sciences and Human Performance
Phone: (607) 274-3249
Office: 401-I Center for Health Sciences
Speciality: Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science, Neuroscience, Pathology, Parkinson's Disease, Virtual Reality

Biography

I was born and grew up in Daegu, a southeastern city in South Korea. I majored in physical therapy at Daegu Catholic University in South Korea. After two years of military service at the military hospital, I came to the United States in 2010. I studied biology at Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN and graduated in 2013. After that, I pursued a Ph.D. in rehabilitation science at the University of Kansas Medical Center. During my Ph.D. training, I investigated the effects of a mind-body exercise on non-motor symptoms and inflammatory status in people with Parkinson's disease at Neuromuscular Laboratory in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. At the same time, I also worked at Laboratory for Advanced Rehabilitation Research in Simulation (LARRS) in the same department. My research work at LARRS included pupillometry and cognition in people with Parkinson's disease, wearable sensor analysis via machine learning techniques, and virtual reality based balance assessment system development. I also worked at LARRS for a year as a postdoctoral researcher before I came to Ithaca College.

Currently, I am an assistant professor in the Department of Physically Therapy at Ithaca College. I teach neuroscience, pathology, and clinical physiology. My educational background and experience includes multiple disciplines such as physical thearpy, neuroscience, biology, and computer science. Therefore, my interdisciplinary research interest deeply involves virtual reality, machine learning, inflammation biomarkers, Parkinson's disease, and other neurological disorders.

I lived in Kansas for 7 years. I naturally became a huge fan of Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, and Kansas Jayhawks. While I was living in Lawrence, KS and Kansas City, I was very fortunate to see Royals won the 2015 World Series and Chiefs won the Super Bowl LIV. My wife, Marie (Hyunjung), and I love hiking and wandering in nature. I also love road trips and have visited 44 states so far "by car".

Education

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

Ph.D., Rehabilitation Science, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

B.S., Biology, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN

B.S., Physical Therapy, Daegu Catholic University, South Korea

Courses Taught at Ithaca College

PTBS 31300 - Clinical Physiology (Lab)

PTBS 31400 - Pathology

PDPT 61600 - Case Report I

PDPT 62200 - Case Report II

PDPT 60200 - Neuroscience

I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.

Isaac Newton