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​​​Members

(ALL TERMS END 6/30 of the year indicated)

Chairperson: Amy Bastian, PT, PhD, (06/30/18)
Dept of Neuroscience
Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205

Anthony Delitto, PhD, PT, FAPTA (6/30/17)
Department of Physical Therapy
School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Pittsburgh
6036 Forbes Tower
Pittsburgh, PA. 15260

Michelle E. Camicia, MSN, BSN, RN (06/30/18)
Director, Rehabilitation Operations
Kaiser Foundation Rehab Center
975 Sereno Drive
Valllejo, CA 94589

Sureyya Dikmen, PhD (06/30/17)
Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Box 359612
325 Ninth Avenue
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98104-2499

Richard Ellenson (06/30/20)
CEO, Cerebral Palsy Foundation
3 Columbus Circle 15th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Gerard E. Francisco, MD (6/30/17)
Chairman, Department of PM&R
Univ of Texas Health Science Center-Medical School,
TIRR-Memorial Hermann
1333 Moursund Street, Suite E-108
Houston, Texas 77030

Kathleen M. Friel, PhD. (6/30/19)
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medical College
Burke Medical Research Institute
785 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605

Allen W. Heinemann, PhD, ABPP (6/30/19)
Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
345 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611-2654 USA

Kenneth Ottenbacher, OT, PhD (06/30/20)
Professor & Director, Div of Rehab Sciences;
Director, Center for Recovery, Physical Activity
and Nutrition
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-1137

Richard Shields PT, PhD (06/30/17)
Dept of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences
Carver College of Medicine
The University of Iowa
1-252 Medical Education Building
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Gregory E. Hicks, PT, PhD (06/30/19)
Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Delaware
540 South College Avenue
Newark, DE USA 19713

Joseph M. Hidler, PhD (06/30/18)
CEO, Aretech, LLC
21720 Red Rum Drive, Suite 187
Ashburn, VA 20147

Fay Horak, PhD (6/30/17)
Professor, Department of Neurology
Director Balance Disorders Lab/
​Fall Prevention Lab
Oregon Health & Sciences University West Campus,
Building 1
505 NW 185th Ave.
Beaverton, OR 97006

Kenton R. Kaufman, Ph.D., P.E. (06/30/19)
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Mayo Clinic
Charlton North L-110L
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905 USA

Indira S. Lanig, MD (06/30/19)
6834 South University Blvd, Unit 122
Centennial, CO 80122

Dennis J. Matthews, MD (6/30/17)
Fischahs Chair Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Professor and Chair, Dept PM&R
Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Avenue, Box B285
Aurora, CO 80045

Kevin M. Means, MD (06/30/18)
Dept Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Mail Slot 602
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 W. Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205

Randy Nudo, PhD (06/30/18)
Director, Landon Center on Aging
University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd., MS1005
Kansas City, KS 66160


Ex-Officio Members

Diana Bianchi, M.D.
Director, Eunice Shriver National Institute of
Child Health and Human Development, NIH
Building 31, Room 2A03
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892

Alison Cernich, Ph.D.
Director, National Center for Medical
Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR)
Eunice K. Shriver National Institute of Child
Health and Human Development, NIH
Building 6100, Room 2A03
6100 Executive Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20852

Daofen Chen, Ph.D.
National Institute of Neurological
Disorders and Stroke, NIH
Neuroscience Center, MSC 9525
6100 Executive Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20852

Patricia Dorn, PhD
Director, Rehabilitation Research & Development
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420

Jerome L. Fleg, M.D., FACC, FAHA
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 8147
Bethesda, MD 20892

[To be determined]
National Council on Disability
1331 F. Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Michele J. Grimm, PhD
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental & Transport Systems Division
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230

Lyndon Joseph, Ph.D
Division of Geriatrics & Clinical Gerontology
National Institute on Aging, NIH, DHHS
7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 3C307
Bethesda, MD 20892-9205

Joan A. McGowan, Ph.D.
Director, Div of Musculoskeletal Diseases
National Institute of Arthritis and
Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases, NIH
One Democracy Plaza, Suite 800
6701 Democracy Blvd., MSC 4872
Bethesda, MD 20892

A. Cate Miller, Ph.D.
Rehabilitation Program Specialist
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
U.S. Department of Education
550 12th Street, SW, #4122
Washington, DC 20202

Ralph Nitkin, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, National Center for Medical
Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR)
Eunice K. Shriver National Institute of Child
Health and Human Development, NIH
Building 6100, Room 2A03
6100 Executive Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20852

Ann O'Mara, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N.
Head, Palliative Care Research
Community Oncology and Prevention
Trials Research Group
National Cancer Institute
6130 Executive Blvd., EPN 2010
Bethesda, MD 20892-7340

Lana Shekim, Ph.D.
Director, Voice and Speech Programs
National Institute on Deafness and
Other Communication Disorders, NIH
6001 Executive Blvd., Room 8301
Bethesda, MD 20892-7180

[To be determined]
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
1600 Clifton Road, NE, MS E-88
Atlanta, GA 30333

Lois A. Tully, Ph.D.
Division of Extramural Activities
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
National Institutes of Health
6701 Democracy Boulevard, Room 710
Bethesda, MD 20892-4870 (Courier: 20817)


NCMRR Staff

6710B Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20852

Alison Cernich, Ph.D.
Director, National Center for Medical
Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR)

Theresa​ Cruz, Ph.D.
Program Director, Spinal Cord & Musculo-
skeletal Disorders and Assistive Devices

Jennifer Jackson, Ph.D.
Program Analyst

Mary Ellen Michel, Ph.D.
Program Director, Traumatic Brain Injury
and Stroke Rehabilitation

Susan Marden, Ph.D.
Program Director, Spinal Cord & Musculo-
skeletal Disorders and Assistive Devices

Ralph Nitkin, Ph.D.
Deputy Director of NCMRR
and Program Director, Biological Sciences
and Career Development

Louis A. Quatrano, Ph.D.
Program Director, Behavioral Sciences and
Rehabilitation Technologies

Rusti Johnson
Administrative Assistant

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