TIGGR attendees in workshop session

TIGRR Faculty & Mentors

Possible Mentors 

Michael Boninger, M.D.
Professor and UPMC Endowed Vice Chair for Research, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Professor, Departments of Bioengineering, Rehabilitation Science & Technology, and McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine
University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
Senior Medical Director for Post-Acute Care, UPMC Health Services Division
Vice President for Medical Affairs, UPMC Community Provider Services

Daniel M. Corcos, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Diane L. Damiano, PT, Ph.D.
Chief of Functional & Applied Biomechanics Section Rehabilitation
Medicine Department, NIH Clinical Center

Dorothy Dunlop, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine and Preventative Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Institute for Public Health and Medicine
Center for Health care Studies

Stefania Fatone, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center

Edelle (Edee) C. Field-Fote, Ph.D., PT, FAPTA
Director, Spinal Cord Injury Research
Shepherd Center - Crawford Research Institute
Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy

Robert J. Gregor, Ph.D., FEASB, FEACSM
Professor, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
University of Southern California
Professor Emeritus, School of Applied Physiology
Georgia Institute of Technology

Mary K. Hastings, PT, DPT, MSCI, ATC
Professor of Physical Therapy and Orthopaedic Surgery
School of Medicine
Washington University in St. Louis

Allen Heinemann, Ph.D., ABPP, FACRM
Director, Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research
Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Ayanna Howard, Ph.D.
Chair, School of Interactive Computing
Professor & Linda J. and Mark C. Smith Endowed Chair in Bioengineering
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Director, Human-Automation Systems Lab (HumanAnS)

Jesse Lieberman, M.D., MSPH
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Carolinas Health care System

Lisa McTeague, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Brain Stimulation Laboratory
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina

T. Richard Nichols, Ph.D.
Professor, Physiology Group
School of Applied Sciences
Georgia Institute of Technology

Kenneth Ottenbacher, Ph.D., OT
Professor & Director, Division of Rehabilitation Science
School of Health Professions
University of Texas Medical Branch

Monica Perez, PT, Ph.D.
Scientific Chair Arms + Hands, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Professor PM&R
Research Scientist Hines VA

Eric J. Perreault, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Biomedical Engineering, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Northwestern University

Mary M. Rodgers, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, FASB
Professor Emeritus
Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Alice Smith Ryan, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
VA Senior Research Career Scientist

William Z. Rymer, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Single Motor Unit Laboratory
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Professor, Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Physiology, and Biomedical EngineeringNorthwestern University

Robert L. Sainburg, Ph.D., OTR/L
Professor of Kinesiology and Neurology
Penn State University

Richard (Rick) Segal, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA
Professor and Chair, Department of Health Professions
College of Health Professions,
Medical University of South Carolina
Education Director, National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation (NM4R)

Richard Souza, PT, Ph.D.
Vice Chair for Research
Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
University of California San Francisco

Kit N. Simpson, DrPH
Professor, Department of Health care Leadership & Management
College of Health Professions
Medical University of South Carolina

Lena Ting, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Emory University and Georgia Tech
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine,
Division of Physical Therapy, Emory University

Kristen Tjaden, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, College of Arts & Sciences
Professor, Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences
University at Buffalo

Craig Velozo, Ph.D., OT/L
Professor and Director
Division of Occupational Therapy
College of Health Professions,
Medical University of South Carolina

Carolee J. Winstein, Ph.D., PT, FAPTA
Professor of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
Director, Motor Behavior and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory
University of Southern California

Steven L. Wolf, Ph.D., PT, FAPTA
Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Professor, Department of Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Emory University School of Medicine
Professor, Health and Elder Care
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University
Senior Research Scientist, Atlanta VA Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation


Matthew Gurka, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Education, Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics
Associate Director, Institute for Child Health Policy
College of Medicine
University of Florida

Charity G. Moore Patterson, Ph.D., MSPH
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Pittsburgh

Funding Agencies 

Timothy Brindle, PT, Ph.D.
Scientific Program Manager of the Musculoskeletal Health and Function Research Portfolio
Rehabilitation Research and Development
Department of Veterans Affairs

Leslie J. Caplan, Ph.D.
Rehabilitation Program Specialist
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)
Administration for Community Living
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Daofen Chen, Ph.D.
Program Director, Systems Neuroscience and Neurorehabilitation
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Institutes of Health

Theresa Cruz, Ph.D.
Program Director
National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR)
National Institutes of Health

Cathy Gurgol, M.S. 
Senior Program Officer
Health Delivery and Disparities Research Program

Lyndon Joseph, Ph.D.
Health Science Administrator
Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology
National Institute of Aging
National Institutes of Health

Naomi Kleitman, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President of Grants and Research
Craig H. Nielsen Foundation

Carol Lucas, Ph.D.
Expert Appointment, Engineering of Biomedical Systems Program
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Professor Emeritus, Biomedical Engineering and Surgery
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Ralph Nitkin, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research
Director, Biological Sciences and Career Development Program
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institutes of Health

Grace Peng, Ph.D.
Program Director, NIBIB programs for Mathematical Modeling,
Simulation and Analysis and Chair of the Interagency Modeling and Analysis Group (IMAG)
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering, NIH

Robert Scheidt, Ph.D.
Director: Mind, Machine, and Motor Nexus Program;
Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier
Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation;
Directorate of Engineering
National Science Foundation

Erik J. Wolf, Ph.D.
Developmental Assignment
Plans, Programs, Analysis, & Evaluation (PPAE) Directorate, HQ USAMRMC
Neuromusculoskeletal Injury Rehabilitation Program Area Manager, CRMRP USAMRMC