National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research (NABMRR) Roster

Chairperson: 
Eric Jon Perreault, PhD (6/30/23)
Professor and Chair, Depts of Biomedical Engineering and Physical Medicine and Rehab
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL 60208

Abiodun Akinwuntan, PhD, MPH (6/30/23)*
Professor & Dean, School of Health Professions
Kansas Univ Med Center
Kansas City, KS 66160

Cheri A. Blauwet, MD (6/30/24)*
Assistant Professor of PM&R,
Harvard Medical School
Sports Med Physiatrist, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Director, Kelley Adaptive Sports Research Inst
Director, Disability Access and Awareness, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
Charlestown, MA 02129

Barbara S. Bregman, PT, PhD (6/30/25)*
Professor Neuroscience & Rehabilitation Medicine
Acting Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine
Associate Dean for Health Professions and Education Development
Georgetown University
Washington, DC 20057

Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, PhD (6/30/25)
Hugh Roy & Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Prof
Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director, IUCRC BRAIN Univ of Houston Site
Director, Noninvasive BMI Systems Lab
University of Houston
Houston, TX  77204-4005

Stephanie C. Deluca, PhD (6/30/23)
Associate Professor
Director of Neuromotor Research Clinic
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Roanoke, VA 24016

Dawn M. Ehde Ph.D. (6/30/25)*
Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
Nancy & Buster Alvord Endowed Professorship in Multiple Sclerosis Research
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

Arthur W. English, PhD (6/30/22)
Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Emory University School of Medicine
Whitehead Research Building
Atlanta, GA 30322

Flora Hammond, MD, FAAPMR, FACRM (6/30/24)*
Nila Covalt Professor and Chair,
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
Indiana University School of Medicine
Chief of Medical Affairs
Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana
Indianapolis, IN 46254

Michelle J. Johnson, PhD (6/30/25)*
Associate Prof, Dept PM&R
Department of Bioengineering
Director, Rehabilitation Robotics Lab
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Thubi H.A. Kolobe, PT, PhD, FAPTA (6/30/22)
Professor and Director of Research
Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professor
Ann Taylor Chair for Pediatrics and Devel Disab
Director of Human Development Laboratory
Department of Rehabilitation Science
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Albert C. Lo, MD, PhD (6/30/23)*
Medical Fellow,
Neurodegeneration and Associate Professor
Eli Lilly USA, LCC, Lilly Corporate Center
Indianapolis, IN 46221

Barbara Lutz, PhD, RN, CRRN, PHNA-BC, FAHA, FNAP, FAAN (06/30/22)
McNeill Distinguished Professor
Sch of Nursing/College Health & Human Services
University of North Carolina-Wilmington
Wilmington, NC 28403-5960

Robert L. Sainburg, PhD, OTR/L (6/30/25)*
Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Distinguished Chair in Kinesiology and Neurology
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802

Michael Wade Shrader, MD, (6/30/24)
Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Department of Orthopedics
Wilmington, DE 19803

Francisco Valero-Cuevas, PhD. (6/30/25)
Director, Brain-Body Dynamics Laboratory
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
The University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California 90089-2905

Rob Wudlick (6/30/22)
Chair, GUSU2Cure Paralysis
Excelsior, MN 55331

*Ad hoc member

Ex-Officio Members

James Anderson, MD, PhD
Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, NIH
Bethesda, MD 20892

Diana Bianchi, MD
Director, Eunice K. Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH
Bethesda, MD 20892

Daofen Chen, PhD
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH
Neuroscience Center, MSC 9525
Rockville, MD 20852

Theresa Cruz, PhD
Director, National Center for Medical
Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR)
Eunice K. Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH
Bethesda, MD 20817

Patricia Dorn, PhD
Director, Rehabilitation Research and Development
Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, DC 20420

Jerome L. Fleg, MD, FACC, FAHA
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Bethesda, MD 20892

Anjali Forber-Pratt, PhD
Director, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Res
Washington, DC  20201

Lyndon Joseph, PhD
Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology
National Institute on Aging, NIH
Bethesda, MD 20892-9205

Mary F. Lovley
Program Policy Advisor
Rehabilitation Services Administration
Office of Special Education and Rehab Services
Department of Education
Washington DC 20202-2736

Ralph Nitkin, PhD
Deputy Director, National Center for Medical
Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR)
Eunice K. Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH
Bethesda, MD 20817

Lana Shekim, PhD
Director, Voice and Speech Programs
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, NIH
Bethesda, MD 20892-7180

Christopher Steele, PhD
Military Operational Medicine Research Program
Department of Defense
Fort Detrick, MD 21702

Chuck Washabaugh, PhD
Director, Orthopedics Program
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH
Bethesda, MD 20892 

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