K 12 Rehabilitation Research Career Development Program External Advisory Board Members

Committee Member Title/Role Research Focus

James Blackman, MD Professor
Head, Division of Developmental Pediatrics Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center University of Virginia Pediatric rehabilitation, cerebral palsy and developmental disorders

Jean Deitz, PhD, OTR Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Program in Occupational Therapy
University of Washington
Pediatric occupational therapy, assistive technology, and tests measures

Richard P. DiFabio, PhD, PT Professor
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Program in Physical Therapy University of Minnesota
Neuromotor control, outcomes research, balance & equilibrium

V. Reggie Edgerton, PhD Professor
Departments of Physiological Science and Neurobiology
University of California, Los Angeles
Neuromuscular plasticity and rehabilitation after spinal cord injury

Arthur English, PhD Professor
Department of Cell Biology
Emory University School of Medicine
Promoting recovery, peripheral nerve injury, and neural regeneration

Chukuka Enwemuka, PhD, PT Dean
School of Health Professions, Behavioral and Life Sciences,
New York Institute of Technology
Photoengineering of tissue repair with visible and infra-red light and lasers

Carl V. Granger, MD Professor and Director (emeritus)
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine SUNY at Buffalo, NY
Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation Functional independence, and assessment of rehabilitation outcomes

Joseph Hidler, PhD Associate Professor and Director
Center for Rehabilitation Research
National Rehab Hospital, Washington, DC Biomedical engineering, stroke, robotic rehabilitation

Eric Hoffman, PhD Director
Research Center for Genetic Medicine
Children’s National Medical Center Washington, DC
Director, NCMRR
Integrated Molecular Core for Rehabilitation Medicine

Alan M. Jette, MPH, PhD, PT Director
Health and Disability Research Institute Boston University
Disability and aging, and disability assessment

Gary W. Kielhofner, DrPH, OTR\L, FAOTA
Professor of Occupational Therapy
College of Health Applied Health Sciences University of Illinois at Chicago
Model of human occupation and application to persons with disability

Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, PhD, ABPP Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
Virginia Commonwealth University
Brain injury rehabilitation, work and employment in persons with disabilities

David L. Nelson, PhD, OTR Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy College of Health Sciences
Medical College of Ohio
Occupational therapy effectiveness and outcome studies

Mary Rodgers, PhD, PT Professor and Chair
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Maryland
Wheelchair propulsion biomechanics, gait analysis, and pathokinesiology

William Zev Rymer, MD, PhD John G Searle Professor and Director of Research
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Rehabilitation engineering

Mary L. Schnieder, PhD, OTR Professor of Kinesiology and Program Coordinator Occupational Therapy Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sensory processing disorders, and prenatal stress in a non-human primate model

Linda Tickle-Degnen, PhD, OTR Professor and Chair
Department of Occupational Therapy
Tufts University
Social role/health in children and persons with Parkinson’s disease