Disability Health & Rehabilitation Science Center

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Faculty Administrative Position

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    Tara Pearce, Director

  • Center Members - Faculty

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    Alan Eberhardt, Senior Scientist (C)

    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)

    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)

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    Cara Bullard, Associate Scientist (C)

    Cara Bullard, PT, DPT is Assistant Professor and Chair of the Admissions Committee at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the Department of Physical Therapy. Dr. Bullard obtained both her Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Rehabilitation Science & her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree 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 cli...

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    Carmen Capo-Lugo, Associate Scientist (C)

    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 in developing patient-centered approaches to rehabilitation that provide continuity of care between acute rehabilitation and long-term community recovery. Currently, she is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University working in the Activity and Mobility Promotion (AMP) program. AMP ...

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    Ceren Yarar, Associate Scientist (C)

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    Christopher Hurt, Associate Scientist (C)

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    David Morris, Senior Scientist (C)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    Jennifer Braswell Christy, PT, PhD is Associate Professor and DPT Program Director at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Christy also serves as the Assistant Dean of Faculty Affairs for the School of Health Professions. She served as the chair of the DPT Program Admissions Committee from 2007-2018 and became the DPT Program Director in May, 2018. Dr. Christy is the current Director of Research for the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, and on the Nominating Committee for the ...

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    John Lowman Jr., Scientist (C)

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    Patricia Perez, Associate Scientist (C)

    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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    Tina Reuter, Scientist (C)

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    William Reed, Scientist (C)

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