TIGGR attendees in workshop session

TIGRR Faculty & Mentors

Possible Mentors

Michael Boninger, M.D.
Endowed Professor and Vice Chair for Research,
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Senior Medical Director for Post-Acute Care,
UPMC Health Services Division
Vice President for Medical Affairs,
UPMC Community Provider Services

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

Diane L. Damiano, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA
Tenured Senior Investigator
NIH Intramural Research Program

Edelle (Edee) Field-Fote, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA
Director, Spinal Injury Research & The Hulse Spinal Injury Laboratory
Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Physical Therapy
Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Biological Sciences
Shepherd Center

Robert J. Gregor, Ph.D., FEASB, FEACSM
Professor Emeritus
Georgia Institute of Technology

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

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.
Linda J. and Mark C. Smith Professor
Chair, School of Interactive Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology

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

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

T. Richard Nichols, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Biological Sciences
Georgia Institute of Technology

Ken Ottenbacher, Ph.D., OT
Russell Shearn Moody Distinguished Chair
Professor & Director, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences
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, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Northwestern University

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

Alice Ryan, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
VA Senior Research Career Scientist (RR&D)

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

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

Richard (Rick) L. Segal, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA
Chair and Professor, Department of Health Professions
College of Health Professions
Medical University of South Carolina

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

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

Kat M. Steele, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
University of Washington

Kris Tjaden, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Sr. Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences
Fellow, American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
Professor, Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences
University at Buffalo

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

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

Steven L. Wolf, Ph.D., PT, FAPTA, FAHA
Professor, Division of Physical Therapy, 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

Funding Agencies

Theresa Hayes Cruz, Ph.D.
Acting Director
National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR), NIH

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

Department of Veterans Affairs

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 Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

National Institutes of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), NIH

CDMRP, Department of Defense (DOD)