Jacob A. Goldsmith


James J. Peters VA Medical Center
(718) 584-9000 ext 1732

Dr. Goldsmith is an investigator in the Neurorehabilitation and Cardiovascular Autonomic Programs. He obtained his BS in Psychology from Missouri University of Science and Technology, his MS in Exercise Physiology from Florida Atlantic University, and his PhD in Exercise Physiology from Florida State University. Dr. Goldsmith also lectured undergraduate courses as a graduate assistant and as an adjunct instructor. Deciding to focus more on clinical research, he completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the McGuire research Institute, Richmond, Virginia focusing on electrical stimulation and cardiometabolic health after spinal cord injury (SCI). He has experience in both clinical and basic science research. His basic science experience includes the measurement of cerebral artery contractility and expression of ion channels and smooth muscle contractile proteins in response to traumatic brain injury, while his clinical research experience has ranged from resistance training paradigms in healthy populations to electrical stimulation-facilitated exercise and the use of exoskeletons in individuals with SCI. Dr. Goldsmith hopes to start his own line of research investigating the efficacy of testosterone treatment in combination with task specific exercise in individuals with SCI. He is also interested in brain and spinal cord stimulation to restore function after SCI.