Explore our Labs

Health and rehabilitation research is a critical part of the MGH Institute mission. Our research faculty provide training and career development opportunities to IHP students, faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and community partners.

Nara Gavini

The Institute's efforts to expand research activity are ongoing and comprise an important part of our overall vision. The grant application work we've done with our principal investigators and their labs to advance cutting edge research concepts and uncover synergies between studies strengthens these efforts.

Nara Gavini, PhD, MPhil
Associate Provost for Research
Two SFD Lab Researchers attach sensors to the head of a patient in front of a colorful painting of animals

Dr. Jordan Green

Dr. Green's research focuses on disorders of speech production, oromotor skill development for early speech and feeding, and quantification of speech motor performance. This work has been supported by the National Institute of Health since 1993, private foundations, and corporations. His research has been published in national and international journals including Child DevelopmentJournal of NeurophysiologyJournal of Speech and Hearing Research, and the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

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Dr. Tiffany Hogan

Dr. Hogan studies the genetic, neurologic, and behavioral links between oral and written language development, with a focus on co-morbid speech, language, and literacy disorders. Her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders and the Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences.

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Dr. Teresa Jacobson Kimberley

Dr. Teresa Jacobson Kimberley lab's focus is to understand the pathophysiology of motor impairment and develop novel rehabilitation interventions for neurologic disorders, such as dystonia and stroke. She has an appointment as a Research Staff at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Neurology, and as Core Faculty in the Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery.

Dr. Stephen Wechsler and Dr. Kathy Lyons have combined their unique clinical perspectives and shared interest in cancer rehabilitation to form the CaRe Lab at the MGH Institute of Health Professions

Dr. Kathleen D. Lyons

Dr. Lyons's research is focused on developing the evidence base for cancer rehabilitation and psycho-oncology. Her primary area of interest is in developing and testing participant-directed interventions that are tailored to address individual priorities and needs. Her research has been funded by the American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute, and the American Occupational Therapy Foundation.

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Dr. Ruth Palan Lopez

Dr. Lopez has received several awards for her accomplishments in research, education, and clinical practice, she is dedicated to developing and implementing innovative programs to improve the care of older adults in both hospitals and long-term care facilities and is pioneering a nurse-led movement to ensure accessibility of Intensive Individualized Comfort Care.