Faculty Director
Faculty Co-Directors
  Joseph Furman
Mark Redfern
Faculty Researchers

Mark S. Redfern, PhD
Co-Director, MVRC
William Kepler Whiteford Professor, Departments of Bioengineering, Otolaryngology, and Rehabilitation Science.

Dr. Redfern received his BS in Engineering Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1978. In 1980, he earned a certificate in Prosthetics from New York University and worked for 3 years as a Clinical Prosthetist. In 1988 he earned a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Michigan.

Aging and Vestibular Disorders
Rehabilitation of Vestibular Disorders
Slips and Falls
Time-Varying Properties of Postural Control
Balance in Children Aged 7-12
Panic and Anxiety Disorders
Migraine Headache

  O'Connor KW, Loughlin PJ, Redfern MS, Sparto PJ: Postural adaptations to repeated optic flow stimulation in older adults. Gait and Posture. 2008 Mar 7.
  Muller MLTM, Jennings JR, Redfern MS: “Postural prioritization defines the interaction between a reaction time task and postural perturbations,” Experimental Brain Research 183(4):447-456, 2007.
  Mahboobin A, Loughlin PJ, Redfern MS, A model-based approach to attention and sensory integration in postural control of older adults. Neuroscience Letters. 429(2-3):147-51, 2007 Dec 18.
  Casselbrant ML, Mandel EM, Sparto PJ, Redfern MS, Furman JM: Contribution of vision to balance in children four to eight years of age. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology. 116(9):653-7, 2007 Sep.
  Redfern MS, Furman JM, Jacob RG: Visually induced postural sway in anxiety disorders. Journal of Anxiety Disorders. 21(5):704-16, 2007.
  Furman JM, Redfern MS, Jacob RG: Vestibulo-ocular function in anxiety disorders. Journal of Vestibular Research. 16(4-5):209-15, 2006.
  Sparto PJ, Furman JM, Redfern MS: Head sway response to optic flow: effect of age is more important than the presence of unilateral vestibular hypofunction. Journal of Vestibular Research. 16(3):137-45, 2006.
  Whitney SL, Sparto PJ, Hodges LF, Babu SV, Furman JM, Redfern MS: Responses to a Virtual Reality Grocery Store in Persons with and without Vestibular Dysfunction. Cyberpsychology & Behavior, 9(2):152-156, 2006.
  Sparto PJ, Redfern MS, Jasko JG, Casselbrant ML, Mandel EM, Furman JM: The influence of dynamic visual cues for postural control in children aged 7-12 years. Experimental Brain Research, 168:505-516 2006.
  Mahboobin A, Loughlin PJ, Redfern MS, Sparto PJ: Sensory re-weighting in human postural control. Experimental Brain Research, 167:260-267 2005.
  Musolino MC, Loughlin PJ, Sparto PJ, Redfern MS: Spectrally similar periodic and non-periodic optic flows evoke different postural sway responses. Gait and Posture, 23:180-188 2005.
  Whitney SL, Wrisley DM, Marchetti GF, Gee MA, Redfern MS, Furman JM: "The discriminative ability of the five times sit to stand test in vestibular disorders," accepted to Physical Therapy, March 2005.
  Talkowski ME, Redfern MS, Jennings JR, Furman JM: "Cognitive requirements for vestibular and ocular motor processing in healthy adults and patients with unilateral vestibular lesions," accepted to Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, December 2004.
  Sparto PJ, Whitney SL, Hodges LF, Furman JM, Redfern MS: "Simulator sickness when performing gaze shifts within a wide field of view optic flow environment: Preliminary evidence for using virtual reality in vestibular rehabilitation," Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 1:14-24, 2004.
  Muller M, Jennings JR, Redfern MS, Furman JM: "Effect of preparation on dual-task performance in postural control," Journal of Motor Behavior 36(2):137-146, 2004.
  Redfern MS, Talkowski ME, Jennings JR, Furman JM: "Cognitive influences in postural control of patients with unilateral vestibular loss," Gait & Posture 19(2):105-114, 2004.
  Muller M, Redfern MS: "Correlation between EMG and COP onset latency in response to a horizontal platform translation," Journal of Biomechanics 37(10):1573-1581, 2004.
Latt LD, Sparto PJ, Furman JM, Redfern MS: "The steady state postural response to continuous sinusoidal galvanic vestibular stimulation," Gait & Posture 18(2):64-72, 2003.
  Furman JM, Hsu L-C, Whitney SL, Redfern MS: "Otolith-ocular responses in patients with surgically confirmed unilateral peripheral vestibular loss," Journal Vestib Res 13:143-151, 2003.
  Whitney SL, Sparto PJ, Brown KE, Furman, JM, Jacobson JL, Redfern MS: The Potential Use of Virtual Reality in Vestibular Rehabilitation: Preliminary Findings with the BNAVE. Neurology Report. 26(2):72-78, 2002.
  Loughlin PJ, Redfern MS: Spectral characteristics of visually-induced postural sway in healthy elderly and healthy young subjects. IEEE Trans Rehabilitation Engineering 9(1):24-31, 2001.
  Borger LL, Whitney SL, Redfern MS, Furman JM: The influence of dynamic visual environments on postural sway in the elderly. J Vestib Res 9:197-205, 1999.
  Casselbrant ML, Redfern MS, Furman JM, Fall PA, Mandel EM: Visual-induced postural sway in children with and without otitis media. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 107(5):401-405, 1998.
  Loughlin PJ, Redfern MS, Furman JM: Time-varying characteristics of visually induced postural sway. IEEE Transaction on Rehabilitation Engineering 4(4):416-424, 1996.
  Jacob RG, Redfern MS, Furman JM: Optic flow-induced sway in anxiety disorders associated with space and motion discomfort. J Anxiety Disorders 9(5):411-425,1995.
  Redfern MS, Furman JM: Postural sway of patients with vestibular disorders during optic flow. J Vestibular Res 4(3): 221-230, 1994.


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