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Von Homer, Msc, BOCPD

Von HomerAssistant Professor
Public & Allied Health Sciences
Vhomer [at] desu.edu


  • Doctorate of Neuroscience; Computational Neuroscience, Biomechanics; Delaware State University, Dover, DE, Doctoral Dissertation, “Characterization and Development of a Computational Model of The Tibialis Anterior Muscle using Surface Electromyography
  • Master of Science; Biomechanics, Human Movement Science Barry University, Miami Shores, FL,
  • Bachelor of Science; Kinesiology; Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA,
  • Graduate Certifications; Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Associate Ergonomics Professional; Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics

Research Interests

  • Computational Neuro Modeling
  • Human Performance
  • Neuro Biomechanics
  • Neuro-Ergonomics
  • Physical Ergonomics
  • Cognitive Ergonomics
  • Product User Experience
  • Sports Performance
  • Tissue Biomechanics
  • Lower Extremity Biomechanics; Gait Analysis
  • Orthotics & Prosthetics
  • Biomimicry
  • Footwear
  • Neurophysiology


  • Homer V, Pflug J (2013) “When Pathology Meets Overuse; Treating Sport Injuries and Assisting Other Allied Health Professionals.” Current Pedorthics, 10(2): 40-42.
  • Homer V (2015) “Evidence Based Practice For Pedorthic Devices That Prevent Ulcer Recurrence.” Current Pedorthics, 47(1): 13-14
  • Homer V, Harlis M, Norris M (2015) “Propulsion: The Use of the Morton’s Extension in Athletics Old Remedy or Innovative Healthy Advantage.” Current Pedorthics, 47(1): 9-10
  • Homer V, Anwar Z, Saxton J, Ludwig K, Egret C (2015) “Kinematic Analysis of Tibial Position Related to Peak Plantar Pressure Inside Total Contact Cast Systems.” Current Pedorthics, 47(4): 37-39
  • Jenson J, Homer V, Pena C (2015) “Diabetic Amputation Prevention Project I.” Current Pedorthics, 47(4): 22-27
  • Homer V (2017) “Preferred Movement Pathway: A Balancing Act.” Current Pedorthics, 49(3): 18-23
  • Homer V (2017) ”Characterizing Gait” Current Pedorthics, 49(4); 45-48
  • Griffith A, Homer V., Mason R., Kuperavarge A., “Electromyography and Y-Balance Test for Assessment of Neuromuscular Control of Lower Extremities in Collegiate Athletes” International Journal of Exercise Science [Proceedings] 9(6)
  • Ludwig K., Homer V., Jenson J., (2018) “Ease of Application and Removal of Common Total Contact Cast Systems Used in the Podiatric Medical Community” Journal of Podiatric Medicine, 108(4)
  • Homer V., Starkman, M., Mason, R., Anwar, Z., (2019) “Preferred Movement Pathway and Balance: How Proper Shoes and Orthotics Affect Athletic Performance” Lower Extremity Review, 9(10)
  • Homer V., Griffith, A., Williamson N., (2021)” Characterizing Movement Components of COVID-19 by Examining Acute Oxidative Stress Effects on the Depression of Limb Muscle Contractility” International Journal of Ergonomics & Human Factors [proceedings]

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Professional Activities Journal Reviewer Clinical Biomechanics; 2015- present
  • Journal Reviewer Elsevier; JPMA Journal of Podiatric Medical Association; 2016- present
  • Board of Directors; Board of Certifying Orthotist Prosthetist (BOC); 2016-present
  • American College of Sports Medicine, 2005- present
  • American Society of Biomechanics, 2013 – 2015
  • Human Factors & Ergonomics Society, 2020- present
  • Black Biomechanics Association, 2021-present