Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Research Initiatives

Our department is in the unique position to enhance care through research and then see those enhancements help patients at Feinberg-affiliated care sites. Both of these activities informs and facilitates the other. Conducting research enables our department's clinical faculty members to provide better care. Providing patient care makes our research more relevant and insightful. These research programs are indicative of the strong commitments that the department and its faculty have made to the conduct of scholarly activity, to enhancing the nature and quality of care for our patients, and to improving our understanding of disability and its mechanisms. They also demonstrate the significant potential and real impact that this research has on the quality of life of people with disability.

Learn more about our current initiatives below.

Clinical Research


Engineering Research

Learn about the current research faculty are involved in funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Department of Education.