Researchers

  • Brunner, Robert, MD

    Dr. Robert Brunner

    Vice-Chair &  Professor; Medical Director, Spain Rehabilitation Center; Medical Director, UAB Traumatic Brain Injury Model System; Director, Traumatic Brain Injury Patient Services; Director, Spain Rehabilitation Center Outpatient Clinics

    Areas of Interest
    Traumatic Brain Injury, Spasticity, Intrathecal Baclofen, Botox, Electromyography

  • Chen, Yuying, MD, PhD

    Chen

    Professor
    Director, National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center

    Areas of Interest
    Spinal Cord Injury

  • Cowan, Rachel E, PhD

    Cowan

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    Spinal Cord Injury, Exercise, Fitness, Activities of Daily Living, Wheelchairs, Mobility, Functional Independence, Outcome Measures

  • Kirksey, Keneshia, MD

    Kirksey

    Associate Professor
    Medical Director, Spinal Cord Injury Patient Services
    Director, Residency Program

    Areas of Interest
    Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Disorders, Electromyography (EMG/NCS)

  • Knight, Amy, PhD, ABPP

    Knight

    Associate Professor
    Director of Psychology

    Areas of Interest
    Psychology, Neuropsychology, Stroke, Acquired Brain Injury

  • Mark, Victor, MD

    Mark

    Associate Professor
    Medical Director, Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy Research Programs and Clinic
    Director, Scholarly Project Program and Geriatric Rehabilitation Lecture Series

    Areas of Interest
    Neurologic Rehabilitation, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, Cognitive Disorders, Executive Dysfunction, Aphasia, Unilateral Spatial Neglect, Visual Attention, Cognitive Aging

  • McLain, Amie, MD

    McLain

    Professor
    Director, UAB Spinal Cord Injury Model System

    Areas of Interest
    Spinal Cord Injury, Acute & Long-term Reproductive Health for Women with Disabilities, Spina Bifida – Adult Transition, Transverse Myelitis

  • Niemeier, Janet P, PhD, ABPP (RP)

    Niemeier

    Associate Professor
    Research Director

    Areas of Interest
    Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Sex-Difference in Rehab Outcomes, Response to Disability, Treatment Intervention

  • Powell, Danielle, MD

    Powell

    Interim Chair
    Associate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Botox, Electromyography

  • Wilroy, Jereme D, PhD

    Wilroy

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    Physical Disability, Spinal Cord Injury, Exercise, Adherence, Psychosocial Factors, Telehealth, eHealth, mHealth, Behavior Modification

  • Yarar-Fisher, Ceren, PT, PhD

    Yarar-Fisher

    Assistant Professor
    Director, Rehabilitation Medicine Laboratory

    Areas of Interest
    Spinal Cord Injury

  • Zhou, Xiaohua, MD

    Zhou

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    Stroke, Spasticity, CNS, Wound Care - Pressure Injuries, NCV/EMG, Botox Injection, Musculoskeletal