Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Julius  Dewald, PhD

Julius Dewald, PhD

Chair, Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences

Professor of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Focus of Work


My lab focuses on understanding discoordination of the upper limb after stroke, learning the involvement of brain plasticity in recovery, and developing novel neurotherapeutic training programs to enhance motor control of the upper limb even years after a stroke. Additional research interests involve pharmacological interventions that seek to alter spinal interneuronal bias.


Education and Certification

  • MS: Loma Linda University, Neurophysiology & Rehabilitation Medicine (1980)
  • PhD: Loma Linda University, Neurophysiology & Biophysics (1992)



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