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The Research Team


Jo Armour Smith PT, PhD

Jo worked as a physical therapist in the United Kingdom and the USA for several years before getting her PhD at the University of Southern California. She is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Chapman University. Her research focuses on mechanisms underlying changes in motor control in response to pain, aging, and skill training. When not at work, Jo loves walking in the California hills and dabbles in Flamenco dance. She is also obsessed with dogs. 

Chapman faculty collaborators


Laura Glynn

Marybeth Grant-Beuttler

Susan Mais Requejo


Rahul Soangra


Current Student Members

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Mallory Matsumae

Mallory is currently a senior at Chapman University where she studies Health Sciences with an emphasis on pre-Physical Therapy. After graduation she hopes to attend a Physical Therapy program. In her free time, Mallory enjoys practicing yoga, baking, and tending to her herb and vegetable garden.  


Korinne Henslee

Korinne is a third-year student at Chapman University majoring in Health Science. She plans to enter the Physical Therapy program after graduation with aspirations of working with professional athletes and dancers. Outside of school, Korinne enjoys working out, dancing, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends.

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Jaehun (Joe) Lee

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Jonathan is a Junior undergrad at Chapman University. He wants to pursue further education in order to become a Family Practitioner or MD/PhD. In the meantime, Jon enjoys cooking, watching Youtube videos about Biology/Paleontology, and exercising.

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Matt Moazzam


Jonathan Shaw


Jaehun Lee is a first-year physical therapy student at Chapman University. He is graduating in two years and will start his career as a physical therapist.  He is interested in research in the field of physical therapy and wants to promote evidence-based practice. During his free time, Jaehun enjoys playing soccer, wrestling, lifting weights, and skiing.

Matt is currently a senior at Chapman University majoring in Health Science with a pre-med emphasis. He plans to apply to medical school after graduation with the hopes of one day becoming a surgeon. Outside of school, Matt enjoys weight lifting/working out, coaching kids in sports (basketball, football, volleyball, etc.), surfing, snowboarding, and spending time with family and friends.



Vernie Wade

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Theo Perez


Kyle Scheller

Lab Alumni 

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