Research Faculty

Dr. Akuthota MD

Venu Akuthota MD

Chair, Director of Spine Center at University of Colorado Hospital

Chair - Physical Medicine & Rehab

Susan Apkon

Susan Apkon MD


Chief of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Children's Hospital Colorado Vice Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Visiting Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Michael Bade

Michael Bade PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT

Associate Professor

Nazanin Bahraini PhD

Clinical/Research Psychologist
Alison Ballard, NP, PNP, RN

Alison Ballard RN MSN PNP

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Lisa Betthauser MBA, PhD

Assistant Professor

Lisa Brenner PhD, ABPP

Director, VA Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC)
Diana P Brostow

Diana Brostow PhD, MPH, RDN

Assistant Professor
James Carollo

James Carollo PhD PE

Associate Professor
Cory Christiansen PT, PhD, Professor

Cory Christiansen PT, PhD

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Chelsea Cogan PhD

Clinical Instructor
Alison M Colbert

Alison Colbert PhD

Assistant Professor
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Amy Connery PhD, ABPP, CN

Associate Professor
David Coons

David Coons MD

Assistant Professor
Bryann DeBeer, PhD

Bryann Debeer PhD

Visiting Associate Professor

Director, VA Patient Safety Center of Inquiry - Suicide Prevention Collaborative, and Clinical Research Psychologist, VA Rocky Mountain MIRECC

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Meghan Donovan PhD


Jeri Forster PhD

Data and Statistical Core Director, VA Rocky Mountain Mental Illness, Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC) for Suicide Prevention

Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (SOM)

Jason Friedrich, MD

Jason Friedrich MD

Associate Professor
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Michael Harris-Love PT, MPT, DSc, FGSA, FAPTA

Program Director, Professor

Assoc Dean-Physical Therapy


Jeffrey Hebert PhD, PT

Associate Professor
Patricia Heyn-1

Patricia Heyn PhD, FGSA, FACRM

Associate Professor
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Catharine Johnston-Brooks PhD

Assistant Professor
Dana Judd

Dana Judd PT, DPT, PhD

Associate Professor
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Adam Kinney PhD

Asst Professor

Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Medical Center, RMIRECC

Michael Kirkwood MD

Michael Kirkwood PhD, ABPP-CN

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Scott Laker MD

Associate Professor
Dawn Magnusson

Dawn Magnusson PT, PhD

Assistant Professor
Mark M. Manago, DPT, PhD

Mark Manago PT, DPT, PhD, NCS

Assistant Professor
Dennis Matthews, MD

Dennis Matthews MD

Matthew Mayer, MD

Matthew Mayer MD

Associate Professor
Amy McDevitt


Associate Professor
Meredith Mealer

Meredith Mealer PhD, RN

Associate Professor
Adele Meron, MD

Adele Meron MD

Assistant Professor

William Niehaus MD

Assistant Professor
Amy Nordon-Craft

Amy Nordon-Craft PT, DSc

Associate Professor

Jared Olson MD

Assistant Professor
Mike Pascoe

Mike Pascoe PhD

Associate Professor

Katherine Payne MD

Assistant Professor
Robin Peterson

Robin Peterson PhD, ABPP

Assistant Professor

Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Children’s Hospital Colorado

Aaron Powell, MD

Aaron Powell MD

Assistant Professor
Eric Sawyer

Eric Sawyer PT, DPT, OCS, STC

Senior Instructor
Tess Simpson

Tess Simpson PhD

Assistant Professor

Pediatric Psychologist, Concussion Program, Children’s Hospital Colorado

Andrew Smith, PhD

Andrew C. Smith PT, DPT, PhD

Assistant Professor
Chris Stamper

Christopher Stamper PhD

Assistant Professor
Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley

Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley PT, PhD

Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Program Director
Maryam Tahmasbi Sohi

Maryam Tahmasbi Sohi MD

Associate Professor of Neurology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Director of Multidisciplinary ALS Clinics at Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center, Director of Electrodiagnostic Laboratories-Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center (AANEM Exemplary Status)


Kristin Uhler PhD

Associate Professor
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Edgar Villarreal PhD

Assistant Professor

Pamela Wilson MD

Associate Professor