Gregory Youdan


I am gay and I am a movement scientist. //

I am a PhD student and lecturer in Kinesiology at Teachers College, Columbia University, specializing in motor learning and control. I am a first generation latinx college student. I work as the lab manager of the Neurohabilitation Research Lab focusing on exercise interventions to improve motor function in neurodegenerative populations. My research centers on the interaction of musculoskeletal biomechanics and neuromotor control with an emphasis on balance and gait. Prior to becoming a scientist, I enjoyed a career as a professional modern dancer, touring both internationally and domestically. I spent much of my dance career working with dance and disability with Heidi Latsky Dance, a physically-integrated dance company focused on promoting diversity. I live in New York City with my fiancée and our cats. I hope that by promoting visibility we can serve as role models to LGBTQ+ youth.