Conduct High-Quality Rehabilitation Research
Disabilities are having a growing impact on society and the economy, particularly as the population ages. As such, demand is rising for professionals who can conduct clinical research in rehabilitation, with a focus on assessing the effectiveness of new interventions. The MGH Institute's Interdisciplinary PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences is meeting this critical need by preparing experienced occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists to conduct high-quality rehabilitation research in academic, research, and/or health care settings.
"I am a speech-language pathologist, and I've been involved in the career for about 8 years. I kept coming across roadblocks on the specifics of how to get some clinical effectiveness research done. I saw that Dr. Robert Hillman was interested in having a PhD student in the IHP program. This was a great opportunity to work with somebody who was internationally renowned and to be a part of a PhD program that focused on interdisciplinary topics."
Jarrad Van Stan, MA, CCC-SLP, PhD ’16
of students are placed in mentored research settings throughout Greater Boston.
presentations by students at national and international meetings.
research grants have been submitted, with 50% funded.