Disability Health & Rehabilitation Science Center

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    Tara Pearce, Director 2018 -

  • Center Members - Faculty

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    Alan Eberhardt, 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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    Amy Amara, 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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    Brooks Wingo, Associate Scientist (C) 2017 -

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    Cara Bullard, Associate Scientist (C) 2017 -

    Cara Bullard, PT, DPT is on faculty and serves as the Chair of the Admissions Committee at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the Department of Physical Therapy. She obtained both her Bachelor's of Health and Rehabilitation Science & Doctorate of Physical Therapy from The University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Bullard's professional experience includes traveling PT, Rehabilitation Director for two healthcare systems, PTA program adjunct faculty, and over a decade of clinical experience in multip...

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    Carmen Capo-Lugo, 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. CapĆ³-Lugo has focused her research endeavors on individuals post-s...

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    Ceren Yarar, Associate Scientist (C) 2017 -

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    Christopher Hurt, Associate Scientist (C) 2017 -

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    David Morris, 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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    Donald Lein Jr, 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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    Fnu Harshvardhan, 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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    Jennifer Christy, Scientist (C) 2017 -

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    John Lowman Jr., Scientist (C) 2017 -

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    Matthew Ithurburn, 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. Dr. Ithurburn's research focuses on improving rehabilitation and outcomes for young, active individuals following lower extremity musculoskeletal i...

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    Patricia Perez, 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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    Robert Motl, Senior Scientist (C) 2017 -

    Prof. Robert Motl has systematically developed a research agenda that focuses on physical activity and its measurement, predictors, consequences, and behavior interventions in persons with neurological diseases, particularly multiple sclerosis (MS). Prof. Motl has generated a body of research on the validity of common physical activity measures in persons with MS. This has resulted in foundational research on quantifying differences in physical activity, particularly rates of moderate-to-vigorou...

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    Tina Reuter, Scientist (C) 2018 -

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    William Reed, Scientist (C) 2017 -

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