Academic Program Coordinator, Exercise, Fitness and Health Promotion
Sports Medicine Assessment Research and Testing (S.M.A.R.T.) Laboratory
Phone: (703) 993-7607
Fax: (703) 993-2025
Email: jmarti38 (@gmu.edu)
George Mason University
Science and Technology Campus
Katherine G. Johnson Hall 207
10890 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20110
Dr. Martin earned his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in biomechanics and motor control. He holds an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Kinesiology from the Pennsylvania State University as well. He earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from SUNY Binghamton. Dr. Martin has been the author a number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals and given numerous presentations at professional conferences. His research interests are focused on improving the health of various populations. Specifically, he is interested in assessing movement and identifying how exercise interventions alter movement performance using a variety of biomechanical techniques. Outside of work Dr. Martin enjoys working out and experimenting with various exercise methods to continually improve his fitness.
- Motor control
- Quantifying movement performance using biomechanical measures
- Physiological response and adaptations to multi-modal exercise prescriptions
- Characterizing fitness profiles and requirements of tactical athletes
1. Martin JR, Latash ML, Zatsiorsky VM (2009). Interaction of finger enslaving and error compensation in multiple finger force production. Experimental Brain Research 192(2): 293-298.
2. Martin JR, Latash ML, Zatsiorsky VM (2011). Coordination of contact forces during multifinger static prehension. Journal of Applied Biomechanics 27(2): 87-98.
3. Martin JR, Budgeon MK, Zatsiorsky VM, Latash ML (2011). Stabilization of the total force in multi-finger pressing tasks studied with the ‘inverse piano’ technique. Human Movement Science 30(3): 446-458.
4. Martin JR, Zatsiorsky VM, Latash ML (2011). Multi-finger interaction during involuntary and voluntary single finger force changes. Experimental Brain Research 208: 423-435.
5. Martin JR, Latash ML, Zatsiorsky VM (2012). Effects of the index finger position and force production on the flexor digitorum superficialis moment arms at the metacarpophalangeal joints – a magnetic resonance imaging study. Clinical Biomechanics 27(5): 453-459.
6. Martin JR, Terekhov AV, Latash ML, Zatsiorsky VM (2012). Comparison of Finger Interaction Matrix Computation Techniques. Journal of Applied Biomechanics – ahead of press.
7. Martin JR, Paclet F, Latash ML, Zatsiorsky VM (2012). Changes in the Flexor Digitorum Profundus Tendon Geometry in the Carpal Tunnel Due to Force Production and Posture of Metacarpophalangeal Joint of the Index Finger: an MRI Study. Accepted by Clinical Biomechanics.
Courses Taught This Semester
- Workshop in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion (EFHP - 500)
- Special Topics (EFHP - 598)
- Movement and Fitness Assessment (EFHP - 611)
- Independent Study EFHP (EFHP - 599)
- Scientific Foundation of Applied Kinesiology (EFHP - 612)
- Biomechanics (KINE - 400)
- Measurement Techniques and Instrumentation (EFHP - 815)
Other Courses Taught
- Advanced Internship in Education (EDUC 994)
- Advanced Applied Biomechanics (EFHP 613)
- Research Methods for Applied Kinesiology (EFHP 620)
- Principles of Strength and Conditioning (EFHP 640)
- Scientific Communications Seminar (EFHP 690)
- Motor Learning (EFHP 730)
- Project (EFHP 798)
- Motor Learning and Control (EFHP 811)
- Musculoskeletal Biomechanics in Human Movement (EFHP 813)
- Data Analytics in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion (EFHP 825)
- Introduction to Personal Training (KINE 200)
- Exercise Physiology I (KINE 310)
- Seminar in Kinesiology (KINE 330)
- Kinesiology Internship I (KINE 341)
- Exercise Prescription and Programming (KINE 350)
- Strength Training: Concepts and Applications (KINE 360)
- Kinesiology Internship II (KINE 441)
- Kinesiology Internship III (KINE 490)
- Research Methods (PRLS 450)