Jin Bo, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Eastern Michigan University
  • Research Faculty Affiliate, CHGD
  • 301M Science Complex, Eastern Michigan University
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197



Dr. Bo’s research is focused on the behavioral and neural mechanisms of age-related changes in motor skill learning using cognitive neuroscience approach. Especially, how the age-related changes in brain function affect human behavior.

Currently, there are two major lines of research in Dr. Bo’s lab. One is to understand the role of cognitive functions on motor skill learning in older adults using both behavioral and neuroimaging approaches. The other is to study the underlying mechanisms of motor development in children with and without Developmental Coordination Disorder.

Dr. Bo had worked as a pediatrician in China. Her earlier clinical experience with children initiated her research interest in understanding the underlying mechanisms of children with sensorimotor coordination difficulties. She received her doctorate and master’s degrees at University of Maryland, College Park. During her doctoral training, Dr. Bo also worked at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University. After graduation, Dr. Bo went on for postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan before being hired by Eastern Michigan University.

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