Dain LaRoche’s research aims to understand the interplay of neuromuscular, metabolic, and biomechanical function in the limitation of mobility of older adults. In particular, he studies how leg strength and power affect gait quality, walking economy, mobility, and fall risk in older adults, including the modifying role of obesity.
He is interested in developing novel exercise interventions and in-home and wearable technology that assist older adults in maintaining a high quality of life. Mr. LaRoche is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and serves on the Gait & Posture journal editorial board.
He currently teaches Physiology of Exercise, Topics in Applied Physiology, Applied Biomechanics, Exercise Metabolism: Acute and Chronic Adaptations, and Colloquium courses. He received the College of Health and Human Services Teaching Excellence Award in 2012.
Read Mr. LaRoche's publications here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/browse/collection/40998349/?sort=date&direction=descending