Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2021 Correction: Correlates of adherence in a home-based, self-managed exercise program tailored to wheelchair users with spinal cord injury (Spinal Cord, (2021), 59, 1, (55-62), 10.1038/s41393-020-0497-4)Spinal Cord.  59:92. 2021
2021 Correlates of adherence in a home-based, self-managed exercise program tailored to wheelchair users with spinal cord injurySpinal Cord.  59:55-62. 2021
2021 Critical factors influencing the decision to enroll in a physical activity intervention among a predominant group of adults with spinal cord injury: a grounded theory studySpinal Cord.  59:17-25. 2021
2020 Effects of interactive voice response (Ivr) counseling on physical activity benefits and barriers 2020
2020 Enhancing Transitions From Rehabilitation Patient to Wellness Participant for People With Disabilities: An Opportunity for Hospital Community BenefitFrontiers in Public Health.  8. 2020
2020 Developing a decision support system for exercise engagement among individuals with conditions causing mobility impairment: Perspectives of fitness facility fitness exercisers and adapted fitness center trainer 2020
2020 Lessons learned from a blended telephone/e-health platform for caregivers in promoting physical activity and nutrition in children with a mobility disabilityDisability and Health Journal.  13. 2020
2019 Feedback and strategies from people with intellectual disability completing a personalized online weight loss intervention: A qualitative analysis 2019
2019 Exercise Training Guidelines for Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, and Parkinson Disease: Rapid Review and SynthesisAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  98:613-621. 2019
2019 Rationale and design of a Scale-Up Project Evaluating Responsiveness to Home Exercise and Lifestyle Tele-Health (SUPER-HEALTH) in people with physical/mobility disabilities: A type 1 hybrid design effectiveness trialBMJ Open.  9. 2019
2019 Comparing the Convergent and Concurrent Validity of the Dynamic Gait Index with the Berg Balance Scale in People with Multiple Sclerosis.Healthcare.  7. 2019
2019 A mobile app to promote adapted exercise and social networking for people with physical disabilities: Usability study 2019
2019 Energy expenditure and enjoyment during active video gaming using an adapted wii fit balance board in adults with physical disabilities: Observational studyJMIR Serious Games.  7. 2019
2018 Rationale and design of the tele-exercise and multiple sclerosis (TEAMS) study: A comparative effectiveness trial between a clinic- and home-based telerehabilitation intervention for adults with multiple sclerosis (MS) living in the deep southContemporary Clinical Trials.  71:186-193. 2018
2018 Teams (Tele-exercise and multiple sclerosis), a tailored telerehabilitation mhealth app: Participant-centered development and usability studyJMIR mHealth and uHealth.  6. 2018
2018 Adapting the wii fit balance board to enable active video game play by wheelchair users: User-centered design and usability evaluationJournal of Medical Internet Research.  20. 2018
2017 POWERS forID: Personalized Online Weight and Exercise Response System for Individuals with Intellectual Disability: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trialTrials.  18. 2017
2017 Assessment of Active Video Gaming Using Adapted Controllers by Individuals With Physical Disabilities: A Protocol.JMIR Research Protocols.  6:e116. 2017
2016 Active Videogaming in Youth with Physical Disability: Gameplay and EnjoymentGames for Health Journal.  5:333-341. 2016
2016 Perspectives on Active Video Gaming as a New Frontier in Accessible Physical Activity for Youth With Physical DisabilitiesPhysical Therapy.  96:521-532. 2016
2004 A system for multiattribute drug product comparison.Journal of Medical Systems.  28:31-56. 2004
A Mobile App to Promote Adapted Exercise and Social Networking for People With Physical Disabilities: Usability Study (Preprint)
Design and Rationale for the Deep South Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System-Supported Active Lifestyle (DIAL) Study: Proposal for a Randomized Controlled Trial (Preprint)
TEAMS (Tele-Exercise and Multiple Sclerosis), a Tailored Telerehabilitation mHealth App: Participant-Centered Development and Usability Study (Preprint)

Investigator On

  • Testing Scalable, IVR-Supported Cancer Prevention Interventions in the Rural Alabama Black Belt  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2024
  • Scale-Up of an Innovative, Evidence-Based Movement 2-Music (M2M) Intervention for Adults with Physical/Mobility Disability  awarded by Administration for Community Living/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • Comparative Effectiveness Trial Between a Clinic- and Home-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Telerehabilitation Intervention for Adults with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)  awarded by PATIENT CENTERED OUTCOMES RESEARCH INSTITUTE 2016 - 2023
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Traumatic Brain Injury Model System  awarded by Administration for Community Living/DHHS 2018 - 2022
  • RERC On Exercise And Recreational Technologies For People With Disabilities (RECTECH IV)  awarded by Administration for Community Living/DHHS 2017 - 2022
  • Scale Up Evaluation of a Physical Activity Program for Adults with Physical Disability  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 2016 - 2021
  • National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability  awarded by CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/DHHS 2016 - 2021
  • Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers  awarded by Administration for Community Living/DHHS 2015 - 2020
  • Disability and Rehabilitation Research Program  awarded by Administration for Community Living/DHHS 2015 - 2019
  • POWERSforID: A Telehealth Weight Management System for Adults with ID  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (CHICAGO) 2013 - 2018
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Traumatic Brain Injury Model System  awarded by Administration for Community Living/DHHS 2017 - 2018
  • Internet Based System for Managing Obesity in Children with Disabilities  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2016
  • Dose-Response Effects of Transformative Exercise in Improving Health and Function in Adults with Spinal Cord Injury and Multiple Sclerosis  awarded by Department of Education 2013 - 2015
  • Interactive Exercise Technologies and Exercise Physiology for People with Disabilities  awarded by Department of Education 2012 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by TKC GLOBAL SOLUTIONS, LLC 2013 - 2014
  • Improving Health Care Quality through Health IT for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities  awarded by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality/DHHS 2012 - 2013
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Management Information Systems, University of Illinois System : Chicago 2016
  • Master of Engineering in Computer Systems Analysis / Analyst, University of Illinois System : Chicago 2009
  • Master of Science in Computer Engineering, University of Illinois System : Chicago 2003
  • Awards And Honors

    Full Name

  • Mohanraj Thirumalai