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Didier Allexandre

Research Scientist
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
Kessler Foundation
United States of America

Biography

Dr. Allexandre joined the Human Performance Engineering Lab at Kessler Foundation as a Research Scientist in 2012. After completing his engineering undergraduate degree in France, he received his M.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Bristish Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. After working for General Electric in X-Ray Vascular Imaging, he went on to pursue his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, from whom he graduated in 2005. Before coming to Kessler Foundation, Dr. Allexandre was a post-doctoral fellow in the department of Biomedical Engineering and Center of Integrative Medicine and Wellness Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. His main background and expertise are in biomedical modeling, signal processing, neuroimaging and cardiac, muscle and brain electrophysiology.

Research Interest

Dr. Allexandre current interest focuses on two line of research areas: (1) mechanisms underlying neuromuscular function and impairment, and (2) psychophysiological effects of stress and benefit of mind body practices (relaxation, meditation, yoga). His laboratory uses a multidisciplinary approach involving structural and functional imaging (DTI, MRI, fMRI), electrophysiological techniques (ERP, EMG, ECG, EEG, TMS) and behavioral assessment, combined with advanced signal processing and analysis to better understand the brain-muscle-motor function and integration and psychosomatic effect of stress and mind-body practices.

Publications

  • Morledge, Thomas J., Didier Allexandre, Emily Fox, Alex Z. Fu, Mitchell K. Higashi, Denise T. Kruzikas, Sissi V. Pham, and Pat Ray Reese. "Feasibility of an online mindfulness program for stress management—a randomized, controlled trial." Annals of behavioral medicine 46, no. 2 (2013): 137-148.

  • Morledge, T. J., Allexandre, D., Fox, E., Fu, A. Z., Higashi, M. K., Kruzikas, D. T., ... & Reese, P. R. (2013). Feasibility of an online mindfulness program for stress management—a randomized, controlled trial. Annals of behavioral medicine, 46(2), 137-148.

  • Morledge, Thomas J., et al. "Feasibility of an online mindfulness program for stress management—a randomized, controlled trial." Annals of behavioral medicine 46.2 (2013): 137-148.

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