Elisa J. Gonzalez-Rothi, DPT, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
University of Florida Department of Physical Therapy
Box 100154, UFHSC
Gainesville, FL 32610 -0154
Phone: (352) 273-8965 Fax: (352) 273-6109
Elisa Gonzalez-Rothi, DPT, PhD received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Miami in 2007. She graduated from the University of Florida with a PhD in Rehabilitation Science in 2013, where she was supported by an NIH T32 pre-doctoral fellowship. Her research interests focus on the development of effective therapies to treat motor deficits following chronic spinal cord injury. Her work aims to advance our understanding of the basic mechanisms underlying plasticity within neural networks, particularly as it applies to breathing and upper extremity motor function. Her current research focuses on therapies designed to harness such plasticity, including electrical stimulation, pharmacology and mild-intermittent hypoxia. Her primary teaching responsibility in the entry level physical therapy program is Neuroscience in Physical Therapy.