Why Partnered Dance Could Help Optimize Motor Rehabilitation for People with Parkinson's Disease (Atlanta, GA, USA)
Dr. Madeleine E. Hackney is a Research Scientist at the Atlanta VA Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation and an Assistant Professor at the Emory School of Medicine, Department of Medicine.
A former professional dancer and instructor, Dr. Hackney holds a BFA in Dance from New York University, and a PhD in Movement Science from Washington University in St. Louis. She is best known for her research in adapted Argentine tango for people with Parkinson’s disease, visual impairments and older adults.
Dr. Hackney has presented her work nationally and internationally as an invited speaker, including at the Karolinska institute in Sweden, and in Tel Aviv, Israel. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Selma Jeanne Cohen Dance Lectureship award provided by the Fulbright foundation.