• Assistant Professor (Clinical), Physical Therapy & Athletic Training

Research Statement

In 2020, Dr. Olivier earned her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Utah, for which her dissertation research investigated Motor Learning in aging and neurologically-involved populations. Her current research endeavors focus on measuring patient outcomes, as well as high-intensity exercise in people with neurologic conditions.

Research Keywords

  • functional outcome measures
  • Postural Control
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Patient Outcomes
  • Parkinson Disease
  • Older Adults
  • Motor Learning
  • Motor Control
  • High-Intensity Training
  • Gait
  • Falls
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Balance
  • Aerobic Exercise


  • English, fluent.


  • Olivier GN, Paul SS, Walter CS & Hayes HA (2021). The feasibility and efficacy of a serial reaction time task that measures motor learning of anticipatory stepping. Gait & posture. Vol. 86, 346-353. Published, 07/01/2021.
  • Paul SS, Dibble LE & Olivier GN (2021). Dopamine replacement improves motor learning of an upper extremity task in people with Parkinson disease. Behavioural brain research. Vol. 377, 112213. Published, 04/01/2021.
  • Olivier GN, Paul SS & Lohse KR (2020). Predicting Motor Sequence Learning in People With Parkinson Disease. Journal of neurologic physical therapy : JNPT. Vol. 43, 33-41. Published, 05/01/2020.
  • Paul SS, Schaefer SY & Olivier GN (2019). Dopamine Replacement Medication Does Not Influence Implicit Learning of a Stepping Task in People With Parkinson's Disease. Neurorehabilitation and neural repair. Vol. 32, 1031-1042. Published, 02/01/2019.