Department of Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Science, Faculty
Office: 635 ISEC (ISEC)
Ph.D., University of Maryland (2000)
M.S., University of Florida (1997)
B.A., University of Miami (1994)
Cognitive and Brain Health, kinesiology, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, neuroimaging
Professor Hillman is the Associate Director of the Center for Cognitive and Brain Health, where ongoing research employs neuroimaging, computational, and behavioral tools to investigate the relationship between health and lifestyle behaviors (e.g., physical activity, cognitive training, diet) and/or their physiological sequelae (e.g., cardiorespiratory fitness, body mass/adiposity) on cognitive and brain outcomes. His research investigates cognitive and brain health across the lifespan, with ongoing research in preadolescent children, young adults, and older adults. He uses a variety of neuroimaging tools to assess brain structure and function, including MRI/fMRI, high density EEG/ERPs, and eye-tracking measures. The overall goal of his research is to determine lifestyle factors that influence cognitive and brain health across the lifespan, and to better understand the mechanisms and processes by which health and lifestyle behaviors improve cognition.