Baothy Huynh, OTD, OTR/L
- PhD Student/Research Fellow, Brain Recovery Lab
Baothy Huynh, OTD, OTR/L is a licensed occupational therapist and current Ph.D. student at MGH Institute of Health Professions. She is a Research Fellow in the Brain Recovery Lab directed by Dr. Teresa Kimberley and is interested in understanding the pathophysiology that underscores neurorecovery and neurodegenerative disorders. She worked at a Boston-based biotechnology startup prior to joining the PhD program in 2020. Her research endeavors are at the intersection of neuroscience, neurorehabilitation, and data-driven technology. Specifically, she is interested in the assessment, measurement, and analysis of neurorecovery data and the potential impact on clinical decision-making and functional outcomes.
What year did you start the program?
List your prior degrees and institutions.
BS, Biology, Loyola University Chicago
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy, MGH Institute of Health Professions
What is your current research setting, mentor's name, and name of lab?
Mentor: Teresa Jacobsen Kimberley, PhD, PT, FAPTA. Lab: Brain Recovery Lab
What is your current research focused on?
I'm interested in investigating how the use of data-driven technology can impact clinical decision-making and functional outcomes, specifically for individuals with neurlogical and neuromuscular disorders
What do you think is special about the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences program here at IHP?
The IHP PhD in RS program presents an opportunity for collaboration with an incomparable network of world-renowned research institutions, labs, and universities. As clinician-researchers in training, we are able to take advantage of these connections to explore passions and projects outside of our professions.
Why did you choose to come to this program rather than a doctoral research program in your specific profession?
I was drawn to an interdisciplinary program because I believe it is the best way to bridge clinical practice and innovation within research. Students are able to attain a more complete and clinically-relevant perspective through collaboration with a diverse group of peers, instructors, and mentors.
What are your goals for the future after you graduate?
I hope to apply my skills in industry to conduct practical, translational, and patient-centered research that addresses the gaps between technology and implementation into clinical practice.