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 cropProfessor
    Director, National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center
    Director of Research

    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

    Professor
    Medical Director, Spinal Cord Injury Patient Services

    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

  • Marwitz, Jenny, M.A.

    Jenny Marwitz

    Instructor
    Director, TBI Research

    Areas of Interest
    Rehabilitation outcome, families, return to work, and emotional well-being following traumatic brain injury.

  • Powell, Danielle, MD

    Powell

    Associate Professor
    Vice-Chair of Clinical Operations

    Areas of Interest
    Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Botox, Electromyography

  • Richardson, Elizabeth, Ph.D., MSPH

    Richardson

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    Effective components of virtual reality as a potential treatment modality and psychological aspects of pain perception. 

  • 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

    Associate 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