Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Researchers


Research Highlights


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is a global resource. Clinical trials and research studies are where we bring our integrated care to life. We’re committed to Advancing Ability and sharing what we’re doing and what we learn — with all who seek greater ability and practitioners the world over. 

Our five Ability Labs are the first translational research environments in which clinicians, scientists, innovators, technologists and patients work together in the same space, 24/7, discovering new approaches and applying (or “translating”) research real time. 

A selection of research publication highlights include:

Multisite Hebbian Plasticity Restores Function in Humans with Spinal Cord Injury  
Hang Hin Jo, PhD, Ethan Kizziar, BS, Sina Sangari, PhD, David Chen, MD, Allison Kessler, MD, Ki Kim, MD, Alan Anschel, MD, Allen W. Heinemann, PhD, Brett D. Mensh, PhD, Saria Awadalla, PhD, Richard L. Lieber, PhD, Martin Oudega, PhD, and Monica A. Perez, PhD

Brain Network Topology Influences Response to Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Treatment  
Marwan N. Maliki, Edna M. Babbitt, and Leora R. Cherney, PhD

Development of a Multidimensional, Multigroup Measure of Self-care for Inpatient Rehabilitation  
Andrew J. Bodine, PhD, Allen W. Heinemann, PhD, Julia Carpenter, MA, CCC-SLP, Sally M. Taylro, PT, DPT, Piper Hanson, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, Richard L. Lieber, PhD, James Sliwa, DO

Implementation Cost Analysis of an Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program  
Nicole Boyer, PhD, Neil Jordan, PhD, Leora R. Cherney, PhD

Rehabilitation Length of Stay and Functional Improvement Among Patients with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury  
Yu-Hsiang Kao, PhD, Yuying Chen, MD, PhD, Enne Deutsch, RN, PhD, CRRN, Huacong Wen, PhD, and Tung-Sung Tseng, DrPH

Wearable Sensors Improve Prediction of Post-stroke Walking Function Following Inpatient Rehabilitation  
Megan K. O’Brien, PhD, Sung Y. Shin, PhD, Rushmin Khazanchi, Michael Fanton, PhD, Richard L. Lieber, PhD, Roozbeh Ghaffari, PhD, John A. Rogers, PhD, and Arun Jayaraman, PT, PhD

Stride Management Assist Exoskeleton vs Functional Gait Training in Stroke  
Arun Jayaraman, PT, PhD, Megan K. O’Brien, PhD, Sangeetha Madhavan, PT, PhD, Chaithanya K. Mummidisetty, MS, Heidi R. Roth, PT, DHS, Kristen Hohl, DPT, Annie Tapp, DPT, Kimberly Brennan, PT, Masha Kocherginsky, PhD, Kenton J. Williams, MS, Hideaki Takahashi, MS and William Z. Rymer, MD, PhD

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