TIGRR Faculty & Mentors

Possible Mentors


Kim Anderson, PhD
Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Director, Northeast Ohio Regional SCI Model System
MetroHealth System-Case Western Reserve University

Heather Shaw Bonilha, PhD, CCC-SLP
Professor, Doctoral Program Director
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
University of South Carolina

Michael Boninger, MD 
Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 
Chief Medical Sustainability Officer, UPMC 

Daniel M. Corcos, PhD 
Professor of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences 
Feinberg School of Medicine 
Northwestern University 
Diane L. Damiano, PT, PhD, FAPTA 
Tenured Senior Investigator 
NIH Intramural Research Program

Kristen Dams-O'Connor, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair, Rehabilitation and Human Performance
Director, Brain Injury Research Center
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Edelle (Edee) Field-Fote, PT, PhD, FAPTA 
Director, Spinal Injury Research, Shepherd Center 
Professor, Emory University School of Medicine 
& Professor of the Practice, Georgia Institute of Technology 
James Finley, PhD 
Associate Professor 
Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy 
University of Southern California 

Bernadette Gillick, PhD, MSPT, PT 
Associate Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Pediatrics
Director of Research Design, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) 
Director, Waisman Pediatric Neuromodulation Laboratory, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Mary K. Hastings, PT, DPT, MSCI, ATC 
Professor, Program in Physical Therapy 
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 
Washington University School of Medicine 
Allen Heinemann, PhD, ABPP, FACRM 
Director, Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research 
Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University 

Gregory Hicks, PT, PhD, FAPTA 
Professor of Health Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy 
Associate Vice President for Clinical & Translational Research 
University of Delaware

Jana M. Iverson, PhD
Associate Dean for Research, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Dudley Allen Sargent Professor of Pediatric Rehabilitation
Boston University
Teresa Jacobson Kimberley, PT, PhD, FAPTA 
Professor, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences 
Director, PhD Rehabilitation Science 
MGH Institute of Health Professions 
Lisa M. McTeague, PhD 
Associate Professor 
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 
Medical University of South Carolina 
MJ Mulcahey PhD, OTR\L, FASIA 
Director, Center for Outcomes and Measurement 
Professor, Occupational Therapy, Jefferson College of Rehab Sciences 
Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University 
Emily Myers, PhD 
Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences,
Department of Psychological Sciences 

Director of Training, Institute for Brain and Cognitive Sciences 
Eric J. Perreault, PhD 
Professor, Biomedical Engineering & Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
Associate Dean for Research, McCormick School of Engineering 
Northwestern University  
Alice Ryan, PhD 
Professor of Medicine 
University of Maryland School of Medicine 
VA Senior Research Career Scientist (RR&D) 
Robert L. Sainburg, PhD, OTR/L 
Huck Distinguished Chair
Professor of Kinesiology and Neurology 

Penn State University

Richard (Rick) L. Segal, PT, PhD, FAPTA 
Professor, Department of Health Sciences and Research 
College of Health Professions 
Medical University of South Carolina  
Elizabeth Skidmore, PhD, OTR/L 
Professor, Occupational Therapy 
Associate Dean for Research, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences 
University of Pittsburgh 
Beth A. Smith, PT, DPT, PhD 
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, 
Children's Hospital Los Angeles 
University of Southern California 
Richard Souza, PT, PhD 
Professor, Vice Chair for Research 
Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science 
University of California San Francisco 
Katherine M. Steele, PhD 
Albert S. Kobayashi Endowed Professor 
Mechanical Engineering 
University of Washington 

Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, PT, PhD, FAPTA 
Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Program Director 
Physical Therapy Department, School of Medicine 
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 
Kris Tjaden, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA 
Associate Dean for Natural Sciences and Math, College of Arts and Sciences 
Professor, Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences 
University at Buffalo 

Possible Biostatisticians

Matthew J. Gurka, PhD 
Professor and Vice Chair of Health Outcomes and Translational Research 
Department of Pediatrics 
University of Florida 
Charity G. Patterson, PhD, MSPH 
Director, SHRS Data Center 
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh 
Lauren Terhorst, PhD 
Director, SHRS Data Center 
Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

Funding Agencies

National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) 
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) 
National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
Joe Bonner, PhD, Program Officer 
Toyin Ajisafe, PhD, Program Officer 

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) 
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) 
National Institute on Aging (NIA), NIH 
National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), NIH 
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering (NIBIB), NIH 
National Institutes of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), NIH 
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) 
National Science Foundation (NSF) 
CDMRP, Department of Defense (DOD) 
Craig H. Neilsen Foundation

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

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