Eric Vidoni, PT, PhD is director of the Outreach, Recruitment and Education Core for the University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center and a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Vidoni got his Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2001. In 2008, he completed his MSPT and PhD as part of a joint curriculum at the University of Kansas. With Dr. Swerdlow, he oversees the Kansas Dementia and Aging Research Training Program and regularly lectures to student physical therapists on the brain, motor control, aging and dementia. As core director, he organizes dementia-focused educational outreach opportunities for healthcare providers and the lay public throughout the region.
Dr. Vidoni also serves as the Scientific Director of the Physical Health Interventions Team (PHIT). PHIT serves as a clinical trials unit for lifestyle studies (primarily diet and exercise). By using the PHIT, investigators at KUMC can draw on over 30 year of collective experience with community and lab-based exercise and lifeystyle modification trials.