Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title Altmetric
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 A mobile app to promote adapted exercise and social networking for people with physical disabilities: Usability studyJournal of Medical Internet Research.  21. 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 Energy expenditure and enjoyment during active video gaming using an adapted Wii fit balance board in adults with physical disabilities: Observational studyJournal of Medical Internet Research.  21. 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 southControlled 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 comparisonJournal of Medical Systems.  28:31-56. 2004

Research Overview

  • eHealth Behavior Change, Increasing Physical Activity through Active Video Gaming, Telecoaching Technology, Promoting Exercise and Health Among People with Disabilities, Prevention through Intervention,
  • 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
  • RERC On Exercise And Recreational Technologies For People With Disabilities (RECTECH IV)  awarded by Administration for Community Living/DHHS 2017 - 2022
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Traumatic Brain Injury Model System  awarded by Administration for Community Living/DHHS 2017 - 2022
  • 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 - 2021
  • 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 - 2019
  • 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
  • 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