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K12 Rehabilitation Research Career Development Program Faculty

Lead Mentors at University of Florida

Barry Byrne, MD, PhD, Director
Powell Gene Therapy Center
Professor and Associate Chair
Pediatrics, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Janice Daly, PhD, Professor
Department of Neurology
College of Medicine
VA Brain Rehabilitation Research Center

Darragh Devine, PhD, Professor
Department of Psychology & Neurosciences

David Fuller, PhD, Professor,
Director, Rehabilitation Sciences
Department of Physical Therapy
Associate Director, UF Center for Respiratory Research and Rehabilitation

William Mann, PhD, OTR/L, Distinguished Professor & Chair
Department of Occupational Therapy

A. Daniel Martin, PT, FACSM, PhD, Professor
Department of Physical Therapy

Gordon S. Mitchell, PhD
Professor of Physical Therapy and Neuroscience
Director, Center for Respiratory Research and Rehabilitation

Marco Pahor, MD, Professor and Chair
Department of Aging & Geriatric Research
Director
Institute on Aging

Carolynn Patten, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Professor
Department of Physical Therapy

Michael G. Perri, PhD, Dean
College of Public Health and Health Professions
Professor, Department of Clinical & Health Psychology

Paul J. Reier, PhD, Professor & Eminent Scholar
Department of of Neuroscience
Investigator, McKnight Brain Institute

Michael E. Robinson, PhD, Professor
Department of Clinical & Health Psychology

Sergio Romero, PhD, Research Assistant Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy
Research Health Science Specialist
Department of Veterans Affairs, Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center

Floyd J. Thompson, PhD, Professor Emeritus
Department of Neuroscience and Physiological Sciences
Research Career Scientist, Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center

Krista Vandenborne, PT, PhD, Professor and Chair
Department of Physical Therapy

Glenn A. Walter, PhD, Professor
Department of Physiology & Functional Genomics

Lead Mentors at University of Texas Medical Branch

Tetsuo Ashizawa, MD, Professor

Karl Eschbach, PhD, Professor
Internal Medicine, Sealy Center on Aging

James Goodwin, MD, George & Cynthia Mitchell Distinguished Chair in
Geriatric Medicine
Director, Sealy Center on Aging

James Graham, PhD, Associate Professor
Division of Rehabilitation Sciences

Kyriakos S. Markides, PhD, Professor
Division of Sociomedical Sciences
Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health

Kurt Alan Mossberg, PhD, PT, Fannie Kempner Adoue Distinguished Professor
Department of Physical Therapy

Kenneth Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR, Professor & Director
Division of Rehabilitation Sciences
Russell Shearn Moody Distinguished Chair in Neurological Rehabilitation
Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research
School of Health Professions

Douglas Paddon-Jones, PhD, Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Director of Exercise Studies
General Clinical Research Center

Elizabeth Protas, PhD, PT, Professor & Dean
School of Health Professions

Blake B. Rasmussen, PhD, Associate Professor and Assistant Chair
Department of Physical Therapy

Melinda Sheffield-Moore, PhD, Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine/Endocrinology

Labros S. Sidossis, PhD, Professor
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine

Oscar Suman, PhD, Professor
Department of Surgery
Leon Hess Professor for Burn Injuries Research
Director of Children’s Wellness Center, Shriners Hospitals for Children

Elena Volpi, MD, PhD, Professor
Department of Internal Medicine-Geriatrics
Department of Neuroscience & Cell Biology

Rebecca Wong, PhD
P. & S. Kempner Distinguished Professor in Health Disparities
Associate Director and Senior Fellow, Sealy Center on Aging
Professor, Preventive Medicine & Community Health
Director, WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center on Aging and Health

Lead Mentors at University of Southern California

Stanley P. Azen, PhD, Professor
Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Biostatistics

Sharon Cermak, EdD, OTR/L, Professor
Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy

Florence Clark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Professor and Chair
Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy

Michael I. Goran, PhD, Professor
Preventive Medicine; Physiology & Biophysics; and Pediatrics

James Gordon, EdD, PT, FAPTA, Associate Dean and Chair
Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy

Robert Gregor, PhD, Adjunct Professor, USC
Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy
Professor Emeritus, Georgia Institute of Technology

Joel W. Hay, PhD, Professor and Founding Chair
Department of Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy

Michael W. Jakowec, PhD, Associate Professor of Research
Department of Neurology
Department of Cell and Neurobiology
Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
The George and MaryLou Boone Center for Parkinson’s Disease Research

Gerald E. Loeb, MD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Director of the Medical Device Development Facility

Maja J. Mataric, PhD, Professor
Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics
Vice Dean for Research, Viterbi School of Engineering
Director, Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems (CRES)

Christopher Powers, PhD, PT, FAPTA, Professor
Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy

George J. Salem, PhD, Associate Professor
Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy

Terence Sanger, MD, PhD, Provost Associate Professor
Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Neurology, and Biokinesiology

Fred R. Sattler, MD, Professor and Chief
Division of Infectious Diseases
Associate Program Director, USC General Clinical Research Center

Nicolas Schweighofer, PhD, Associate Professor
Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy

Francisco Valero-Cuevas, PhD, Professor
Departments of Biomedical Engineering; and Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy

Carolee J. Winstein, PhD, PT, FAPTA, Professor
Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy