Disability Health & Rehabilitation Science Center

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Faculty Administration

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    Pearce, Tara, Director 2018 -

  • Center Members - Faculty

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    Amara, Amy, Scientist (C) 2017 -

    Dr. Amara graduated from the Medical College of Georgia with MD and PhD, with distinction. She then completed neurology residency as well as fellowship training in Movement Disorders and Sleep Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She is currently as Associate Professor at UAB.

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    Bullard, Cara, Associate Scientist (C) 2017 -

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    Capo-Lugo, Carmen, Associate Scientist (C) 2018 -

    Dr. Capo-Lugo's research focuses on identifying and optimizing processes of care associated with rehabilitation in order to promote long-term patient recovery. Specifically, Dr. Capo-Lugo is interested developing patient-centered approaches to rehabilitation that provide continuity of care between acute rehabilitation and long-term community recovery for individuals with acquired neurological disabilities. Through her career Dr. Capó-Lugo has focused her research endeavors on individuals post-s...

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    Christy, Jennifer, Scientist (C) 2017 -

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    Eberhardt, Alan, Senior Scientist (C) 2017 -

    Alan W. Eberhardt, PhD, is Associate Dean for the UAB School of Engineering, and a Professor within the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

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    Harshvardhan, Fnu, Associate Scientist (C) 2018 -

    I am actively involved in developing and implementing novel clinically feasible methods to address the problem of aging-associated osteoporosis, osteoporosis-related fractures and sarcopenia in various populations with low exercise tolerance. As a musculoskeletal scientist, my previous work has led to understanding of the functional and structural characteristics of musculoskeletal system in different types of population such as older adults with osteoporosis, individuals with spinal cord injury...

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    Hurt, Christopher, Associate Scientist (C) 2017 -

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    Ithurburn, Matthew, Associate Scientist (C) 2018 -

    Matthew Ithurburn, PT, DPT, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and an Associate Scientist in the Center for Exercise Medicine and the Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, Bone, and Autoimmunity Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has a clinical background as a sports medicine physical therapist, and maintains part-time clinical practice. Dr. Ithurburn's research goals include improving outcomes and promoting evidence-based treatment for you...

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    Lein Jr, Donald, Scientist (C) 2017 -

    Donald H. Lein Jr., PT, PhD is an Associate Professor and the Director of Continuing Education and Community Outreach in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He continues to practice part time in the UAB Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Center at the Kirklin Clinic. His research interests include developing and implementing physical therapy interventions to improve the care of individuals with osteoporosis and osteoporosis-related fractures, e...

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    Lowman Jr., John, Scientist (C) 2017 -

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    Morris, David, Senior Scientist (C) 2017 -

    David M. Morris, PT, PhD, FAPTA is Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where, since 1991, he has taught in the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy and PhD in Rehabilitation Science degree programs. Morris earned a BS in physical therapy from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; a MS in physical therapy education and a PhD in health education/promotion from the University of Alabam...

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    Motl, Robert, Senior Scientist (C) 2017 -

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    Perez, Patricia, Associate Scientist (C) 2017 -

    Patricia L. Perez, PT, DScPT is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the university of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Perez earned as BS in physical Therapy form the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, a post-professional Master of Science in Physical therapy with a musculoskeletal concentration and a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She has been certified as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy b...

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    Reed, William, Scientist (C) 2017 -

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    Reuter, Tina, Scientist (C) 2018 -

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    Sandroff, Brian, Associate Scientist (C) 2017 -

    Brian M. Sandroff is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is the Co-Director of the Exercise Neuroscience Research Laboratory. Prof. Sandroff earned his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. in Kinesiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and further completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Kessler Foundation in Neuropsychology and Neuroscience. His research focuses on the intersection of exercise, cognition, and br...

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    Wingo, Brooks, Associate Scientist (C) 2017 -

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    Yarar, Ceren, Associate Scientist (C) 2017 -

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