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Joe Nocera, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology

Health Science Specialist
Atlanta VA Medical Center

Phone: 404-321-6111 ext. 6354



Dr. Joe Nocera completed his undergraduate at the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed his graduate training at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and The University of Georgia. Following his graduate studies, Dr. Nocera completed post-doctoral training in the Departments of Neurology and Aging at the University of Florida. In 2009, while at UF he transitioned into the faculty ranks in the Department of Aging and Geriatric Research and concurrently became a Health Science Specialist at the VA Medical Center in Gainesville, FL. In 2012 he moved to Atlanta where he became an Assistant Professor in Neurology at Emory and a Health Science Specialist in the Atlanta VA Rehabilitation R&D Center of Excellence for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation. Dr. Nocera’s research interests include interactions between physical 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 mobility and cognitive function in older adults and individuals with in Parkinson's disease.