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Michelle Woodbury

Michelle Woodbury, Associate Professor, Department of Health Science and Research, College of Health Professions, MUSC

Michelle L. Woodbury, Ph.D., OTR/L
Associate Professor
Department of Health Science and Research

77 President Street, MSC 700
Charleston, SC 29425

Office: C307


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  • Ph.D. Rehabilitation Science, University of Florida (2006)
  • MA Intercultural Studies, Columbia International University (1995)            
  • BS Occupational Therapy, Elizabethtown College (1986)

Areas of Teaching

  • Neurorehabilitation Occupational Therapy
  • Research Seminar

Research Interests

Recent Grants

  • May 1, 2015 - February 1, 2016  Co-Principal Investigator
    "Partnership for Physical Rehabilitation Post-Stroke"
    PCORI Tier 1
  • January 2015 - January 2017  Site Principal Investigator
    "Stroke TeleRehabilitation"
    NINDS StrokeNet Multisite Stroke Recovery Trial
  • January 2015 - December 2015  Co-Principal Investigator
    "Halo Neuroscience MUSC Motor Stroke Rehabilitation Clinical Trial"
    Halo Neuroscience Corporation
  • June 2014 - March 2019  Rehabilitation Core Resource Mentor and Supervisor
    "South Carolina Research Center for Recovery from Stroke"
    Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)
  • April 2013 - March 2017  Principal Investigator
    "Patient-Targeted Upper Extremity Rehabilitation After Stroke"
    VA Rehabilitation R&D Merit Review Award

Recent Publications

  • Anderson, K.R., Woodbury, M.L., Phillips K., & Gauthier L.V. (In press). Virtual reality video games to promote movement recovery in stroke rehabilitation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  • Coker-Bolt, P., Woodbury ML., Jenkins D. (2014) Identifying premature infant at high and low risk for motor delays using motor performance testing and MRS. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine.
  • Sabari, J., Woodbury, M.L., Velozo, C.A. (2014) Rasch analysis of a new hierarchical scoring system for evaluating hand function on the Motor Assessment Scale for stroke. Stroke Research and Treatment, vol 2014, Article ID 730298, 10 pages.
  • Woodbury, ML., Velozo, CA., Richards, LG., Duncan, PW., (2013) The use of Rasch analysis staging methodology to classify upper extremity movement impairment after stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 94(8): 1527-1533.
  • Bowden MG, Woodbury ML, Duncan PW. (2013) Promoting neuroplasticity and recovery after stroke: future directions for rehabilitation clinical trials. Current Opinion in Neurology, 26(1):37-42.

Recent Presentations

  • Woodbury, ML., Velozo CA. "Task difficulty matched to person ability improved upper extremity motor skill after stroke: A proof of concept study." Third Annual Occupational Therapy Summit of Scholars, May 2014. Philadelphia PA.
  • Woodbury, ML., Malcolm, M. "Current Trends in Post-Stroke Upper Extremity Motor Rehabilitation." South Carolina Occupational Therapy State Conference, Feb 2013. Columbia, SC.

Recent Honors & Awards

  • MUSC Foundation Educator/Mentor Teaching Excellence Award, 2014
  • University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions Teaching Excellence Award Finalist, 2009
  • University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions Research Excellence Award, 2006

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