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Ryan Hubble, PhD

ryan hubbleAssistant Professor
Public & Allied Health Sciences
rhubble [at] desu.edu


  • Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, Australia (2012-2017)
    Ph.D. in Human Movement Science
    Dissertation: “The efficacy of a trunk strengthening program for improving postural stability in people with Parkinson’s disease: A randomized controlled trial.”
    Director: Dr. Michael Cole
  • Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, USA (2010-2012)
    M.S. in Biomechanics
    Thesis: “Whole body vibration and drop landing mechanics.”
    Director: Dr. Douglas Clark Dickin
  • Wesley College, Dover, Delaware, USA (2006-2010)
    B.S. Kinesiology
    Areas of Concentration: Biomechanics, Strength and Conditioning, Exercise Physiology

Research Interests

  • My current research interests are in the use of wearable sensors to augment and improve the evaluation of motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease. In addition, I also am interested in different exercise modalities and their ability to improve balance and stability in Parkinson’s disease.


  • Hubble, R.P., et al., Influence of Whole Body Vibration on Drop Jump Landings and Knee Loading Mechanics. Journal of Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery, 2022. 3(1): p. 5-11.
  • Hubble, R. P., Silburn, P. A., Naughton, G. A., & Cole, M. H. (2019). Trunk Exercises Improve Balance in Parkinson Disease: A Phase II Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 43(2), 96-105.
  • Hubble, R. P., Naughton, G., Silburn, P. A., & Cole, M. H., Trunk Exercises Improve Gait Symmetry in Parkinson Disease: A Blind Phase II Randomized Controlled Trial. American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation, 2018. 97(3), 151-159.
  • Hubble, R.P., et al., Assessing stability in mild and moderate Parkinson’s disease: Can clinical measures provide insight? Gait & Posture, 2016. 49: p. 7-13.
  • Hubble, R.P., et al., Wearable sensor use for assessing standing balance and walking stability in people with Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review. PLoS One, 2015. 10(4): p. e0123705.
  • Hubble, R.P., et al., Trunk muscle exercises as a means of improving postural stability in people with Parkinson’s disease: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ open, 2014. 4(12): p. e006095.
  • Dickin, D.C., et al., Changes in postural sway frequency and complexity in altered sensory environments following whole body vibrations. Human Movement Science, 2012. 31(5): p. 1238-46.
  • Conway, Z.J., Hubble, R.P., Silburn, P.A., Cole, M.H., Gait difficulties persist with deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease (In development, submitting to Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair)

Professional Organizations and Memberships

I review manuscripts for the following journals at request:

  • Plos ONE (2015-Present)
  • Perceptual and Motor Skills (2016-Present)
  • Sport Biomechanics (2017-Present)
  • PeerJ (2017-Present)
  • Gait and Posture (2020-Present)