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Faculty for the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences

Yael Arbel, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Co-director, Cognitive Neuroscience Group (CNG) MGH Institute of Health Professions

Jonathan Bean, MD

  • Director
    New England GREEC, Boston VA Healthcare System
  • Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Harvard Medical School
  • Physiatrist
    Spaulding Cambridge Outpatient Center
  • Adjunct Associate Professor
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

Paolo Bonato, PhD

  • Assocoate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Motion Analysis Laboratory
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Harvard Medical School
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

Tracy Brudvig, PhD, DPT, OCS

  • Associate Professor
    Department of Physical Therapy
    MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Clinical Associate
    Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Clinic

Joanna A. Christodoulou, EdD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Director, Brain Education and Mind Team MGH Institute of Health Professionals
  • Adjunct Lecturer on Education Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Research Affiliate, McGovern Institute for Brain Research Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Research Affiliate, Speech-Language Pathology Department Mass General Hospital

Lisa Connor, PhD, MSOT

  • Inaugural Chair and Professor
    Department of Occupational Therapy
    MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Co-Chair
    Stroke Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group
    American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine

Inge Corless, PhD, RN, FAAN

  • Professor of Nursing
    School of Nursing
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

Irene S. Davis, PhD, PT, FAPTA, FACSM

  • Professor Emerita, Department of Physical Therapy
    University of Delaware
  • Director, Spaulding National Running Center
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Harvard Medical School
  • Adjunct Professor
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

Susan Fasoli, ScD, OTR/L

  • Associate Professor
    Department of Occupational Therapy
    MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Visiting Scientist
    Department of Engineering
    Brown University
  • Research Health Science Specialist
    Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology
    Providence VA Medical Center

Felipe Fregni, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
    Associate Professor of Neurology
    Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Laboratory of Neuromodulation
    Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Director, Clinical Trials Network
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (East)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

Joseph T. Giacino, PhD

  • Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Harvard Medical School
  • Director of Rehabilitation Neuropsychology
    Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Adjunct Associate Professor
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

Janice Goodman, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

  • Professor of Nursing
    MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Faculty Nurse Scientist, Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

Jordan Green, PhD, CCC-SLP

  • Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders
    MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Director of the Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

John V. Guttag, PhD

  • Dugald C. Jackson Professor
    MIT
  • Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
    MIT
  • Adjunct Professor
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

Charles Haynes, EdD, CCC-SLP

  • Clinical Supervisor, Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

Brian C. Healy, PhD

  • Instructor of Biostatistics
    Harvard School of Public Health
  • Instructor of Neurology
    Harvard Medical School
  • Biostatistician, Partners MS Center
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Biostatistician, Biostatistics Center
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Biostatistics consultant,
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Adjunct Instructor
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

James Heaton, PhD

  • Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders
    MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Assistant Neuroscientist
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Neuroscientist Consultant
    BAE Systems National Security Solutions
  • Assistant Professor
    Harvard Medical School Department of Surgery
  • Faculty Member, Speech & Hearing Bioscience & Technology
    Program of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology

Robert E. Hillman, PhD

  • Director of Research Programs (including the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences Program)
    MGH Institute of Health Professions and 
  • Co-Director and Research Director, Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Professor of Surgery
    Harvard Medical School
  • Faculty Member, Speech & Hearing Bioscience & Technology
    Program of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology

Tiffany Hogan, PhD, CCC-SLP

  • Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders
    MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Director of the SAiL Literacy Lab
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

Bradley T. Hyman, MD, PhD

  • John B. Penney Professor of Neurology
    Harvard Medical School
  • Alzheimer's Unit Director
    Massachusetts General Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease
  • Director
    Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
  • Adjunct Professor
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc

  • Professor, Department of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
  • Director of Mongan Institute for Health Policy
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Adjunct Professor
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

Grant L. Iverson, PhD

  • Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Neuropsychology Outcome Assessment Laboratory
    Center for Health and Rehabilitation Research
    Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
  • Director, MassGeneral Hospital for Children Sports Concussion Program
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Director, Traumatic Brain Injury Program
    Home Base, A Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program
  • Adjunct Professor
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

Alan M. Jette, PhD

  • Professor, PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences, CIPSI
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

Diane U. Jette, PT, DSc, FAPTA

  • Professor of Physical Therapy
    MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Associate Chair of Physical Therapy
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

Alex Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP

  • Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders
    MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

Margaret Kjelgaard, PhD, CCC-SLP

  • Associate Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders
    MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Research Affiliate
    MIT Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Janet Kneiss, PhD, PT, MS

  • Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

Gregory Lof, PhD, CCC-SLP

  • Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders
    MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Communication Sciences & Disorders Department Chair
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

Ruth Palan Lopez, PhD, GNP-BC

  • Professor of Nursing
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

Deborah Navedo, PhD, ADRN, PNP, CNE

  • Associate Professor
    MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Director of the Health Professions Education Program
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

Marjorie Nicholas, PhD, CCC-SLP

  • Associate Director, PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences
    MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders
    MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Associate Chair Communication Sciences & Disorders
    MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Research Assistant Professor of Neurology
    Boston University School of Medicine

Patrice Nicholas, DNSC, MPH, RN, ANP, FAAN

  • Professor of Nursing
    MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Director of Global Health Nursing and Senior Nurse Scientist
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of Global Health Equity
    Center for Nursing Excellence

Rupal Patel, PhD, CCC-CLP

  • Associate Professor
    Department of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
    Bouvé College
    Northeastern University
  • Adjunct Professor
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

Leslie Portney, DPT, PhD, FAPTA

  • Professor of Physical Therapy
    MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Dean of School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

Glenn Pransky, MD, MOccH, FACOEM

  • Director, Center for Disability Research
    Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety
  • Associate Professor
    University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Visiting Scientist
    Harvard School of Public Health
  • Adjunct Professor
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

Ralf W. Schlosser, PhD

  • Professor, Department of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
    Bouvé College
    Northeastern University
  • Professor, School Psychology Program
    Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology
    Northeastern University
  • Director of Clinical Research, Center for Communication Enhancement
    Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Disorders
    Boston Children's Hospital
  • Adjunct Professor
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

Howard Shane, PhD, CCC-CLP

  • Director, Center for Communication Enhancement
    Boston Children's Hospital
  • Associate Scientist, Otolaryngology
    Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Associate Professor, Otology and Laryngology
    Harvard Medical School
  • Adjunct Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

Diane L. Smith, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

  • Professor
    Department of Occupational Therapy
    MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Research Consultant
    Great Plains ADA Center

J. Andrew Taylor, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Harvard Medical School
  • Director of Cardiovascular Research Laboratory
    Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Adjunct Associate Professor
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

Elise Townsend, PhD, DPT, PCS

  • Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
    MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Physical Therapist, Clinical Associate, Outpatient Services
    Massachusetts General Hospital

Maurizio Trippolini, PhD

  • Disability Research Scientist
    Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
    MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Research Areas: Disability prevention & rehabilitation of patients with musculoskeletal disorders, injuries in compensable settings, evaluation of functional and work capacity, development and evaluation of clinical measures

Sofia Vallila Rohter, PhD, CCC-SLP

  •  Assistant Professor
    MGH Institute of Health Professions
  •  Co-Director, Cognitive Neuroscience Group
    MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Research Affiliate, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Lisa Wood, PhD, BSN

  • Amelia Peabody Professor of Nursing
    MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Director, Fatigue Research Lab
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

Ross Zafonte, DO

  • Professor and Chair, Earle P. and Ida S. Charlton                                                            
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Harvard Medical School
  • Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, Research and Education
    Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
  • Chief, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Adjunct Professor
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

Lauryn Zipse, PhD, CCC-SLP

  • Associate Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders
    MGH Institute of Health Professions

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