National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research (NABMRR) Roster

Chairperson: Edelle C. Field-Fote, PT, PhD (6/30/21)
Director, Spinal Cord Injury Research
Shepherd Center – Crawford Research Inst
2020 Peachtree Road, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

Abiodun Akinwuntan, PhD, MPH (6/30/23)*
Professor and 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 Medicine Physiatrist, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Director, Kelley Adaptive Sports Research Institute
Director, Disability Access and Awareness, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
300 1st Avenue
Charlestown, MA 02129

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

Robyn Watson Ellerbe, PhD (6/30/21)
American Physical Therapy Association
1111 N. Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Arthur W. English, PhD (6/30/22)
Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Emory University School of Medicine
Whitehead Research Building
615 Michael Street, Room 405P
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

Thubi H.A. Kolobe, PT, PhD, FAPTA (6/30/2022)
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
1200 N Stonewall Ave
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
2031 McNeill Hall / 601 S. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403-5960

Craig M. McDonald, MD (6/30/21)
Professor and Chair
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Professor of Pediatrics
Director MDA Neuromuscular Disease Clinics
UC Davis Health
4860 - Y Street, Suite 3850
Sacramento, CA  95817

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

David J. Reinkensmeyer, PhD (6/30/21)
Dept Of Biomedical Engineering
Univ of California At Irvine
4200 Engineering Gateway
Irvine, CA 92697

Brian Ruhe, PhD, CP (6/30/2022)
8A 38th Place
Long Beach, CA 90803

Michael Wade Shrader, MD, (6/30/24)*
Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Department of Orthopedics
1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803

Elizabeth R. Skidmore, OT, PhD (6/30/21)
Dept of Occupational Therapy
University of Pittsburgh
5012 Forbes Tower
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, PT, PhD (6/30/21)
Prof & Director, Rehabilitation Science PhD Program
University of Colorado School of Medicine
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
13121 E. 17th Ave, Room 3108 
Aurora, CO 80045

Rob Wudlick (6/30/2022)
Chair, GUSU2Cure Paralysis
4930 Sleepy Hollow Rd
Excelsior, MN 55331

Ex-Officio Members

James Anderson, MD, PhD
Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, NIH
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892

Diana Bianchi, MD
Director, Eunice K. Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892

Daofen Chen, PhD
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH
Neuroscience Center, MSC 9525
6100 Executive Boulevard
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
Building 6710B Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20817

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

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

Kristi Hill, PhD
Acting Director, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research
330 C Street SW, Room 1304
Washington, DC  20201

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

Mary F. Lovley
Program Policy Advisor
Rehabilitation Services Administration
Office of Special Education and Rehab Services
Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave., SW
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
Building 6710B Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20817

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

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

Chuck Washabaugh, PhD
Director, Orthopedics Program
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases, NIH
One Democracy Plaza, Suite 800
6701 Democracy Blvd., MSC 4872
Bethesda, MD 20892 ​

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