• Dr. Butler joined UAB in 2019 as the Dean of the School of Health Professions.

    Butler received his Ph.D. in motor control from the University of Iowa. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Iowa, at Texas Women’s University in Houston and at Heinrich-Heine University in Dusseldorf, Germany. He has held positions at Georgia State University 2012-2019 and Emory University School of Medicine 2001-2012.

    Butler has a special interest in neuro-rehabilitation, functional neuroimaging and transcranial magnetic stimulation. He is director of the Clinical Neuroplasticity Lab at Georgia State, and is the principal investigator on a project exploring the use of rehabilitation robots in the homes of veterans.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022 Predicting Early Allograft Function after Normothermic Machine PerfusionTransplantation.  106:2391-2398. 2022
    2022 Bilateral lower extremity gait and function after unilateral total ankle arthroplasty: a case report 2022
    2021 Design and preliminary evaluation of a tongue-operated exoskeleton system for upper limb rehabilitationInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  18. 2021
    2021 Interventions for preventing falls in people post-stroke: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trialsGait and Posture.  84:377-388. 2021
    2020 Correction to: The "State of Implementation" Progress Report (SIPREP): a pilot demonstration of a navigation system for implementation.Implementation Science Communications.  1:108. 2020
    2020 The effect of time since stroke, gender, age, and lesion size on thalamus volume in chronic stroke: a pilot studyScientific Reports.  10. 2020
    2020 The "State of Implementation" Progress Report (SIPREP): a pilot demonstration of a navigation system for implementation.Implementation Science Communications.  1:102. 2020
    2020 Efficacy of Controlled Whole-Body Vibration Training on Improving Fall Risk Factors in Stroke Survivors: A Meta-analysisNeurorehabilitation and Neural Repair.  34:275-288. 2020
    2020 Looking through a new lens, exploring the interdependent relationship between interprofessional education and collaborative practice with Polarity ThinkingTMJournal of Interprofessional Care.  34:822-825. 2020
    2017 Expanding stroke telerehabilitation services to rural veterans: a qualitative study on patient experiences using the robotic stroke therapy delivery and monitoring system program 2017
    2017 Graft Transit Time Has No Effect on Outcome of Unrelated Donor Hematopoietic Cell Transplants Performed in Australia and New Zealand: A Study from the Australasian Bone Marrow Transplant Recipient RegistryBiology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation.  23:147-152. 2017
    2017 Improving upper extremity function and quality of life with a tongue driven exoskeleton: A pilot study quantifying stroke rehabilitationStroke Research and Treatment.  2017. 2017
    2016 Dominance of the unaffected hemisphere motor network and its role in the behavior of chronic stroke survivorsFrontiers in Human Neuroscience.  10. 2016
    2016 Increasing Access to Cost Effective Home-Based Rehabilitation for Rural Veteran Stroke Survivors.Austin Journal of Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke.  3:1-11. 2016
    2016 Tongue-controlled robotic rehabilitation: A feasibility study in people with strokeJournal of Rehabilitation Research and Development.  53:989-1006. 2016
    2015 Editorial: Mental practice: Clinical and experimental research in imagery and action observationFrontiers in Human Neuroscience.  9. 2015
    2015 Brain effective connectivity during motor-imagery and execution following stroke and rehabilitationNeuroImage: Clinical.  8:572-582. 2015
    2015 Reliability of negative BOLD in ipsilateral sensorimotor areas during unimanual task activity 2015
    2015 Advocacy priorities and strategies for ASAHP a survey of the ASAHP membershipJournal of Allied Health.  44:123-127. 2015
    2015 The relevance of aging-related changes in brain function to rehabilitation in aging-related diseaseFrontiers in Human Neuroscience.  9. 2015
    2015 Functional organization and restoration of the brain motor-execution network after stroke and rehabilitationFrontiers in Human Neuroscience.  9. 2015
    2015 A call for action: Advocating for increased funding for the allied health professions: ASAHP leadership development programJournal of Allied Health.  44:57-62. 2015
    2015 Developing a tongue controlled exoskeleton for a wrist tracking exercise: A preliminary studyJournal of Medical Devices.  9. 2015
    2015 Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Pilot Study of D-Cycloserine in Chronic Stroke.Rehabilitation Research and Practice.  2015:534239. 2015
    2014 Motor cortical disinhibition with baroreceptor unloading induced by orthostatic stressJournal of Neurophysiology.  111:2656-2664. 2014
    2014 Oscillatory motor network activity during rest and movement: An fNIRS studyFrontiers in Systems Neuroscience.  8. 2014
    2014 Assessing low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation with functional magnetic resonance imaging: A case seriesPhysiotherapy Research International.  19:117-125. 2014
    2014 Differential patterns of cortical reorganization following constraint-induced movement therapy during early and late period after stroke: A preliminary study 2014
    2013 Syngeneic transplantation in aplastic anemia: Pre-transplant conditioning and peripheral blood are associated with improved engraftment: An observational study on behalf of the severe aplastic anemia and pediatric diseases working parties of the European Group for blood and Marrow transplantationThe hematology journal : the official journal of the European Haematology Association / EHA.  98:1804-1809. 2013
    2013 A meta-analysis of the efficacy of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation for upper limb motor recovery in stroke survivorsJournal of Hand Therapy.  26:162-171. 2013
    2013 Enhanced corticospinal excitability with physiologically heightened sympathetic nerve activityJournal of Applied Physiology.  114:429-435. 2013
    2013 Active learning of novel sound-producing objects: Motor reactivation and enhancement of visuo-motor connectivityJournal of Cognitive Neuroscience.  25:203-218. 2013
    2013 Effects of aerobic fitness on aging-related changes of interhemispheric inhibition and motor performanceFrontiers in Aging Neuroscience.  5. 2013
    2013 Expanding Tele-rehabilitation of Stroke Through In-home Robot-assisted TherapyInternational journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation.  02. 2013
    2012 Motor map reliability and aging: A TMS/fMRI studyExperimental Brain Research.  219:97-106. 2012
    2012 The movement imagery questionnaire-revised, second edition (MIQ-RS) is a reliable and valid tool for evaluating motor imagery in stroke populationsEvidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.  2012. 2012
    2012 Altered resting-state effective connectivity of fronto-parietal motor control systems on the primary motor network following strokeNeuroImage.  59:227-237. 2012
    2012 A systematic review and meta-analysis of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation to enhance excitability of the motor cortex and hand function in healthy individuals and subjects with strokeJournal of Hand Therapy.  36:162-171. 2012
    2012 Aging, aerobic activity and interhemispheric communicationBrain Sciences.  2:634-648. 2012
    2012 Brain Activation in Primary Motor and Somatosensory Cortices during Motor Imagery Correlates with Motor Imagery Ability in Stroke Patients.ISRN Neurology.  2012:613595. 2012
    2011 Cross-modal versus within-modal recall: Differences in behavioral and brain responsesBehavioural Brain Research.  224:387-396. 2011
    2011 White matter integrity is a stronger predictor of motor function than BOLD response in patients with strokeNeurorehabilitation and Neural Repair.  25:275-284. 2011
    2010 The MIQ-RS: A suitable Option for examining movement imagery abilityEvidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.  7:249-257. 2010
    2010 Quality-of-life change associated with robotic-assisted therapy to improve hand motor function in patients with subacute stroke: A randomized clinical trialPhysical Therapy.  90:493-504. 2010
    2009 Changes in resting state effective connectivity in the motor network following rehabilitation of upper extremity poststroke paresisTopics in Stroke Rehabilitation.  16:270-281. 2009
    2008 Fractal dimension assessment of brain white matter structural complexity post stroke in relation to upper-extremity motor functionBrain Research.  1228:229-240. 2008
    2008 Constraint-induced movement therapy results in increased motor map area in subjects 3 to 9 months after strokeNeurorehabilitation and Neural Repair.  22:505-513. 2008
    2007 Putting the brain on the map: Use of transcranial magnetic stimulation to assess and induce cortical plasticity of upper-extremity movementPhysical Therapy.  87:719-736. 2007
    2007 Visual cortex activation in kinesthetic guidance of reachingExperimental Brain Research.  179:607-619. 2007
    2007 Measuring Movement Imagery Ability: Applications beyond Sport 2007
    2006 A Need for ClarificationArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  87:1674. 2006
    2006 Mental Practice With Motor Imagery: Evidence for Motor Recovery and Cortical Reorganization After StrokeArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  87:2-11. 2006
    2006 Variability of motor potentials evoked by transcranial magnetic stimulation depends on muscle activationExperimental Brain Research.  174:376-385. 2006
    2006 Attempting to improve function and quality of life using the FTM protocol: Case reportJournal of Neurologic Physical Therapy.  30:148-156. 2006
    2005 Intra- and intersubject reliability of abductor pollicis brevis muscle motor map characteristics with transcranial magnetic stimulationArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  86:1670-1675. 2005
    2005 Functional magnetic resonance imaging and transcranial magnetic stimulation: Effects of motor imagery, movement and coil orientationClinical Neurophysiology.  116:1601-1610. 2005
    2005 Commentary on Holden, M.K., virtual environments for motor rehabilitation: Review 2005
    2005 Finger extensor variability in TMS parameters among chronic stroke patientsJournal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.  2. 2005
    2005 Contemporary linkages between EMG, kinetics and stroke rehabilitation 2005
    2004 Intra-subject reliability of parameters contributing to maps generated by transcranial magnetic stimulation in able-bodied adultsClinical Neurophysiology.  115:1740-1747. 2004
    2004 Neural Mechanisms Underlying Reaching for Remembered Targets, Cued Kinesthetically or Visually in Left of Right HemispaceHuman Brain Mapping.  21:165-177. 2004
    2004 Changes in serial optical topography and TMS during task performance after constraint-induced movement therapy in stroke: A case studyNeurorehabilitation and Neural Repair.  18:95-105. 2004
    2004 Neuroimaging in stroke recovery: a position paper from the First International Workshop on Neuroimaging and Stroke Recovery.Cerebrovascular Diseases.  18:260-267. 2004
    2004 The Effects of Constraint-Induced Therapy on Precision Grip: A Preliminary StudyNeurorehabilitation and Neural Repair.  18:250-258. 2004
    2002 Repetitive task practice: A critical review of constraint-induced movement therapy in strokeNeurologist.  8:325-338. 2002
    2001 Disordered sensorimotor transformations for reaching following posterior cortical lesionsNeuropsychologia.  39:237-254. 2001
    2000 Reaching to remembered targets: Comparison of visual and kinesthetic cueing in left and right hemispaceNeuroImage.  11. 2000
    1996 Visual perceptions of head-fixed and trunk-fixed anterior/posterior axesExperimental Brain Research.  112:127-134. 1996
    1993 Variations in soleus H-reflexes as a function of plantarflexion torque in manBrain Research.  632:95-104. 1993


    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Overview of approaches and clinical outcome for tele-rehabilitation robotics 2018
    2018 Telerehabilitation Robotics: Overview of approaches and clinical outcomes.  333-346. 2018
    2017 Expanding Stroke Rehabilitation 2017
    2017 Improving Upper Extremity Impairments with Tongue Driven Robotic Assisted Rehabilitation: A Pilot Study.  1181-1186. 2017
    2013 Poststroke Recovery.  119-136. 2013
    2008 TMS: A modality for studying neuroplasticity in motor skill learning and upper limb rehabilitation in stroke survivors.  45-57. 2008
    2003 The emerging role of transcranial magnetic stimulation in the assessment of stroke rehabilitation intervention..  9-19. 2003

    Research Overview

  • Stroke, upper limb, robotics
  • Teaching Overview

  • neurologic rehabilitation
  • Full Name

  • Andrew Butler