Amber LaMarca, PT, DPT
- PhD Student
- B-ABLE Lab
What year did you start the program? 2021
What are your prior degrees and with what institutions?
Doctorate of Physical Therapy - Northeastern University
What is your current research setting?
Neurology, Dr. Brown, MGH Paralysis Center
What is your current research focused on?
Nerve transfers and spasticity management for patients with stroke and spinal cord injury.
What do you think is special about the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences program here at the MGH Institute?
The commitment to interdisciplinary learning, the connections to many top hospitals, the inclusion of both learning how to be an educator and a researcher in the curriculum.
Why did you choose to come to this program rather than a doctoral research program in your specific profession?
I believe it is incredibly important to get the perspective of other health professionals when studying an area of research. The reality of healthcare is that it is a collaborative environment, so the research should be as well.
What are your goals for the future after you graduate?
I would love to teach and continue to pursue research that will improve outcomes for patients with neurological conditions.