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Disability & Rehabilitation

Working with faculty across Northwestern University and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s flagship hospital, we examine disability and health for people with a wide variety of conditions, including stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, autism spectrum disorder, and orthopedic/musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders across the lifespan. Our work also includes research to understand and address disparities in access and quality of care for people with disabilities.

Clinical Facilities

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an internationally recognized specialty hospital and healthcare network dedicated to rehabilitation for individuals with physical disabilities. Recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the No. 1 rehabilitation provider for 30 consecutive years, is has been a leading inpatient rehabilitation facility for over 65 years. Its research program has over 285 team members including research scientists, research administrators and research support staff.

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital is part of Northwestern Medicine and has more than 40 years of expertise in treating people with a wide variety of conditions, including stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, pediatric, orthopaedic/musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders. Marianjoy’s research mission focuses on innovative solutions through collaborative partnerships with physicians, clinicians, nurses, administrators, university faculty members and industry sponsors with applied research in the area of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Its research programs strive to advance the quality of rehabilitative care, improve overall patient satisfaction and demonstrate optimal treatment outcomes for patients served.

Faculty

Bilaver, Lucy Ann

Bilaver, Lucy Ann

Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Deutsch, Anne F

Deutsch, Anne F

Research Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Ehrlich-Jones, Linda S

Ehrlich-Jones, Linda S

Research Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Haywood, Carol

Haywood, Carol

Research Assistant Professor, Medical Social Sciences (Determinants of Health)

Heinemann, Allen W

Heinemann, Allen W

Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical Social Sciences (Outcome and Measurement Science), Emergency Medicine

Jayabalan, Prakash S

Jayabalan, Prakash S

Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Lagu, Tara

Lagu, Tara

Professor, Medicine (Hospital Medicine), Medical Social Sciences (Implementation Science)

Rafferty, Miriam R

Rafferty, Miriam R

Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical Social Sciences (Implementation Science)

Wong, Alex

Wong, Alex

Research Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical Social Sciences (Implementation Science)

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