Gerhild Ullmann

Gerhild Ullmann, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences

339 Robison Hall
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About Gerhild Ullmann

Gerhild Ullmann, PhD is a Research Assistant Professor, trained in Education, Adult & Youth Development. She completed her PhD in Exercise Science with a concentration in Motor Development, Motor Control & Rehabilitation at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Ullmann has a certification in Public Health and in Feldenkrais, a contemporary mind-body exercise. She is interested in the exploration of mind-body exercises, and their potential effects on aging, well-being, cognitive and functional health.

Her research includes the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based programs, and a pilot study using fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) technique. Dr. Ullmann investigated the effects of the Feldenkrais Method on balance, mobility, dual tasking, cognitive function and symptoms of depression in older adults, and is the recipient of a NIA research grant for conducting a randomized controlled trial to examine the effects of both the mind-body exercise Feldenkrais and strength training on cognitive executive function.


  • PhD, Exercise Science - Motor Development, Motor Control & Rehabilitation, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina
  • Diploma in Education (Master of Education in Adult & Youth Development and Education), Philipps-University Marburg, Germany

Research Interests

  • Healthy aging
  • Effects of mind-body exercises on cognitive and physical function
  • Motor development & motor control across the life span
  • Implementation and dissemination of health behavior and chronic disease management programs


Please click here for a complete listing of Dr. Ullmann's publications in PubMed.