Dr. Joe Nocera, PhD

Joe Nocera, PhD

Assistant Professor
Division of Physical Therapy
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Research Health Scientist, Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation, Atlanta VA

Office: 1462 Clifton Road, Room 312
Atlanta, GA 30322
Email: joenocera@emory.edu
Phone: (404) 712-5711 (Office)


Dr. Nocera research interests include interactions between motor function and cognition with particular emphasis on the impact of dual tasking on locomotion and balance control. Dr. Nocera is also interested in the efficacy of exercise intervention programs for improving physical and cognitive function in older adults and individuals with in Parkinson’s disease.


Post-Doctoral Neuroscience Fellow, The University of Florida
Ph.D., Human Movement Studies, The University of Georgia
M.S., Exercise Science, The University of Nevada, Las Vegas
B.A., Sociology (emphasis: Athletic Training), The University of California, Los Angeles

Awards and Honors

Career Development Award- Level 1; Department of Veteran Affairs RR&D (2009)
Outstanding Post-doctoral Poster Winner (2010) 5th Annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium, University of Florida
Fellow- National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging Summer Institute on Aging Research (2010)
Claude D. Pepper Older American Independence Centers Scholar (2010, 2011, 2012)
Pepper National Meeting Travel Support Awardee (2010, 2011)
Career Development Award- Level 2; Department of Veteran Affairs RR&D (2012)
Early Career Reviewer at the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health (2015-Present)