Research is essential to improving health and quality of life, and many research studies need people to participate. Rehabilitation research aimed at discovering knowledge that has a positive impact on the health of people with disabilities.

Project LIFT: Lifestyle Intervention For People with Traumatic Brain Injuries
The UAB Traumatic Brain Injury Model System is evaluating the impact of telephone-based health education programs on health, lifestyle, and aspects of quality of life for people with TBI and their families. Participants are asked to:
  • answer questions over the phone about your health and lifestyle
  • have 2 in-person visits to UAB to collect additional information about your health; and
  • participate in a 24-26 week telehealth program designed for people with TBI and their families.

Pregnancy, Labor, Delivery and Post-Partum Outcomes of Women with and without SCI: An Observational Study - This study aims to compare pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum outcomes of women with and without a spinal cord injury to better understand:
  • Potential difficulties women with spinal cord injury experience
  • Educational and emotional support needs of women with spinal cord injury.

LEADERS: This UAB / Lakeshore Research Collaborative research study is specifically for individuals between the ages of 18 and 65 who have had a stroke and looks at the benefits of participating in specialized yoga or movement-2-music classes. This study involves 12 week classes and 1 month free Lakeshore membership.

24 START: The purpose of this UAB / Lakeshore Research Collaborative study is to determine if a low carb or a low fat diet is better for helping adults with a spinal cord injury: 1) stick to their diet, 2) improve their body composition, and 3) lower their cardiometabolic risk factors (such as diabetes, heart disease, or stroke). This study is for adults with SCI between the ages of 21 and 60.

Telehealth Exercise Training and Monitoring for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury - Would you be interested in participating in a home-exercise program that is monitored by an exercise professional through the Internet? The UAB / Lakeshore Research Collaborative is testing an exercise system that allows remote communication with an exercise trainer.

Telehealth Exercise Training and Monitoring for Persons with Parkinson’s Disease - Would you be interested in participating in a home-exercise program that is monitored by an exercise professional through the Internet? The UAB / Lakeshore Research Collaborative is testing an exercise system that allows remote communication with an exercise trainer.

Muscle Performance and Fatigue in Persons with and without Parkinson Disease - This UAB / Lakeshore Research Collaborative study aims to compare the muscle function of individuals with and without Parkinson's Disease to better understand the structure and function of muscle in normal aging and Parkinson's Disease.