Meet our Current Students, Faculty, and Alumni

Current Students

Our Students

Faculty

Our Faculty

Alumni

Alumni

Alex Borstad, PhD, PT, NCS

Years in HRS PhD program: 2008-2012

PhD Dissertation Title: Functional and Structural Neural Correlates of Sensory Discrimination after Stroke

Current Position:
Associate Professor
The College of St. Scholastica
Department of Physical Therapy


Matthew Briggs, PT, PhD, AT

Years in HRS PhD program: 2008-2014

PhD Dissertation Title: Obesity-Associated Morbidities in Children and Adolescents: The Correlates Between Knee Biomechanics, Musculoskeletal Impairments, Limitations in Health Related Quality of Life, and Cardiovascular Risk

Current Position:
Staff Physical Therapist
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute
Physical Therapy

Coordinator
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute
Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program


Chao Ying-Chen

Current Position:

Post-doctoral Research Fellow


Amit Dashottar, PhD

Years in HRS PhD program: 2007-2012

PhD Dissertation Title: Posterior Shoulder Tightness Measurements: Differentiating Capsule, Muscle and Bone

Current Position:
Assistant Professor
Simmons College
School of Nursing and Health Sciences


Nora Fritz, PhD, PT, NCS

Years in HRS PhD program: 2008-2013

PhD Dissertation Title: Contribution of Motor and Cognitive Factors to Gait Variability and Fall Risk: From Clinical Assessment to Neural Connectivity

Current Position:
Assistant Professor
Wayne State University
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Department of Physical Therapy


Dustin Grooms, PhD, ATC, CSCS

Years in HRS PhD program: 2011-2015

PhD Dissertation Title: Neuroplastic & Neuromuscular Effects of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

Current Position:
Assistant Professor
Ohio University
School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness
Department of Athletic Training


Brittany Hand, PhD, OTR/L

Years in HRS PhD program: 2013-2016

PhD Dissertation Title: Caregiver Burden, Child Participation, and Sensory Subtypes in Children with Autism

Current Position:
Postdoctoral Fellow
Medical University of South Carolina


Karen Harpster, PhD, OTR/L

Years in HRS PhD program: 2006-2011

PhD Dissertation Title: Sensory Processing function and early intervention for toddlers with early signs of autism

Current Position:
Director
Occupational Therapy Research
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Assistant Professor
University of Cinncinati


Wendy Herbert, PhD, PT

Years in HRS PhD program: 2005-2010

PhD Dissertation Title: Corticoreticular and Reticulospinal Control of Reaching after Stroke: Functional, Physiological, and Anatomical Studies

Current Position:
Assistant Professor
Director of Clinical Education
Elon University
Department of Physical Therapy


Andrew Persch, PhD, OTR/L

Years in HRS PhD program: 2011-2014

PhD Dissertation Title: The Model of Systematic Job Matching

Current Position:
Assistant Professor
The Ohio State University
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Division of Occupational Therapy


Michael Rayo, PhD

Years in HRS PhD program: 2010-2013

PhD Dissertation Title: Directive Displays: Supporting Human-machine Coordination by Dynamically Varying Representation, Information, and Interjection Strength

Current Position:
Assistant Professor
The Ohio State University
College of Engineering
Department of Integrated Systems Engineering


Shawn Roll, PhD, OTR/L, RMSKS, FAOTA

Current Position:

Assistant Professor
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy


Eric Schussler, PhD, PT

Years in HRS PhD program: 2012-2016

PhD Dissertation Title: Assessment, Feedback, and Head Acceleration in Youth American Football

Current Position:
Assistant Professor
Old Dominion University
School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training


Jonathan Scott, PhD

Current Position:

Department of Defense


Colleen Spees, PhD, Med, RDN, LD, FAND

Years in HRS PhD program: 2008-2011

PhD Dissertation Title: Dysregulation of p53 Gene Expression in Human Prostate Carcinogenesis and Its Relationship to Angiogenesis, Proliferation, and Dietary Factors

Current Position:
Assistant Professor
The Ohio State University
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Division of Medical Dietetics & Health Sciences


Michelle Stokes, PhD

Current Position:

Director
Ohio Health
Neuroscience


Kim Szucs, PhD, OTR/L

Current Position:

Assistant Professor
Duquesne University
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Department of Occupational Therapy


Kelly Tanner, PhD, OTR/L

Years in HRS PhD program: 2011-2014

PhD Dissertation Title: Selective Eating in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Child and Parent Factors

Current Position:
Assistant Professor, Clinical
The Ohio State University
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Division of Occupational Therapy

Director
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Occupational Therapy Research


Louise Thoma, PhD, PT

Years in HRS PhD program: 2011-2016

PhD Dissertation Title: Muscle Co-contraction, Joint Loading, and Fear of Movement in Individuals with Articular Cartilage Defects in the Knee

Current Position:
Post-doctoral Researcher
University of Delaware


Kevin Volz, PhD, RVT

Years in HRS PhD program: 2013-2016

PhD Dissertation Title: Molecular Ultrasound Imaging for the Detection on Neural Inflammation

Current Position:
Clinical Trial Manager
Medplace, CRO


Lindy Weaver, PhD, OTR/L

Years in HRS PhD program: 2011-2015

PhD Dissertation Title: Yoga for Anxiety Reduction in Children and Adolescents: A Mixed Methods Effectiveness Study

Current Position:
Assistant Professor, Clinical
The Ohio State University
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Division of Occupational Therapy

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