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Leadership Team

(PI) Richard (Rick) Segal, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Professor and Chair
Department of Health Professions,
College of Health Professions
Medical University of South Carolina 

 

Daniel M. Corcos, PhD
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

 

William Z. Rymer, MD, PhD
Director, Sensory Motor Performance Program
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Professor, Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Physiology, and Biomedical Engineering
Northwestern University

 

Possible Mentors                     

Stuart A. Binder-Macleod, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Edward L. Ratledge Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
Associate Vice-Provost for Clinical and Translational Research, University of Delaware
Director, Delaware-Clinical and Translations Research ACCEL Program

 

Michael Boninger, MD
Professor and UPMC Endowed Vice Chair for Research, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Professor, Departments of Bioengineering, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, and McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine
University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
Senior Medical Director for Post-Acute Care, UPMC Health Services Division
Vice President for Medical Affairs, UPMC Community Provider Services

 

Daniel M. Corcos, PhD
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

 

Diane L. Damiano, PT, PhD
Chief of Functional & Applied Biomechanics Section Rehabilitation
Medicine Department, NIH Clinical Center

 

Stefania Fatone, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center

 

Edelle (Edee) C. Field-Fote, PhD, PT, FAPTA
Director, Spinal Cord Injury Research
Shepherd Center - Crawford Research Institute
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy

 

Robert J. Gregor, PhD, FEASB, FEACSM
Professor, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
University of Southern California
Professor Emeritus, School of Applied Physiology
Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Mary K. Hastings, PT, DPT, MSCI, ATC
Associate Professor, Program in Physical Therapy
Washington University School of Medicine

 

Ayanna Howard, PhD
Professor & Linda J. and Mark C. Smith Endowed Chair in Bioengineering
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Director, Human-Automation Systems Lab (HumanAnS)

 

Jesse Lieberman, MD, MSPH
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Carolinas Healthcare System

 

Lisa McTeague, PhD
Assistant Professor
Brain Stimulation Laboratory
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina

 

T. Richard Nichols, PhD
Professor, Physiology Group
School of Applied Sciences
Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Kenneth Ottenbacher, PhD, OT
Professor & Director, Division of Rehabilitation Science
School of Health Professions
University of Texas Medical Branch

 

Monica Perez, PT, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis Lois Pope Life Center
University of Miami

 

Eric J. Perreault, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Biomedical Engineering, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Northwestern University 

 

Elizabeth “Betty” Protas, PhD, PT, FAPTA
Dean, School of Health Professions
University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston TX

 

Mary M. Rodgers, PT, PhD, FAPTA, FASB
George R. Hepburn Dynasplint Professor 
Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science
University of Maryland School of Medicine

 

William Z. Rymer, MD, PhD
Director, Sensory Motor Performance Program
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Professor, Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Physiology, and Biomedical Engineering
Northwestern University

 

Robert L. Sainburg, PhD
Professor of Kinesiology and Neurology
Penn State University

 

Richard (Rick) Segal, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Professor and Chair, Department of Health Professions
College of Health Professions,
Medical University of South Carolina

 

Kit N. Simpson, DrPH
Professor, Department of Healthcare Leadership & Management
College of Health Professions
Medical University of South Carolina

 

Lena Ting, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Emory University and Georgia Tech
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine,
Division of Physical Therapy, Emory University

 

Kristen Tjaden, PhD, CCC-SLP
Professor, Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences
University at Buffalo

 

Carolee J. Winstein, PhD, PT, FAPTA
Professor of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
Director, Motor Behavior and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory
University of Southern California

 

Steven L. Wolf, PhD, PT, FAPTA
Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Professor, Department of Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Emory University School of Medicine
Professor, Health and Elder Care
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University
Senior Research Scientist, Atlanta VA Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation

 

Craig Velozo, PhD, OT/L
Professor and Director
Division of Occupational Therapy
College of Health Professions,
Medical University of South Carolina  

 

Biostatisticians

Matthew Gurka, PhD
Associate Director, Institute for Child Health Policy
Professor, Department of Health Outcomes and Policy
College of Medicine, University of Florida 

 

Charity G. Patterson, PhD, MSPH
Director of Biostatistics
Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation
Carolina’s HealthCare System

 

Funding Agencies

Leslie J. Caplan, PhD
Rehabilitation Program Specialist
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)
Administration for Community Living (ACL)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

Daofen Chen, PhD
Program Director, Systems Neuroscience and Neurorehabilitation
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Institutes of Health

 

Theresa Hayes Cruz, PhD
Health Scientist Administrator
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institutes of Health

 

Tshaka Cunningham, PhD
Scientific Program Manager, Aging and Neurodegenerative Diseases
Rehabilitation Research and Development Service
Veterans Health Administration

 

Michele Grimm, PhD
Program Director
Biomedical Engineering and General and Age Related Disabilities Engineering Programs
National Science Foundation

 

Elisabeth Houtsmiller, PhD
Senior Program Officer
Science Improving Healthcare Systems
Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

 

Lyndon Joseph, PhD
Health Science Administrator
Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology
National Institute of Aging, NIH

 

Ralph Nitkin, PhD
Deputy Director, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research
Director, Biological Sciences and Career Development Program
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institutes of Health

 

Mary M. Rodgers, PT, PhD, FAPTA, FASB
Senior Advisor For Bioengineering
National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
George R. Hepburn Dynasplint Professor, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science
University of Maryland School of Medicine

 

Erik Wolf, PhD
NMS Program Area Manager
CRMRP/USAMRMC
Department of Defense

 

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