Arun Jayaraman, PhD PT

Arun Jayaraman, PT, PhD

Director, Max Nader Center for Rehabilitation Technologies & Outcomes Research
Director & Business Development Officer, Office of Translational Research
Research Scientist
Associate Professor, Northwestern University
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About Me

Dr. Arun Jayaraman is an Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences, and Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University's Medical School. His work primarily focuses on developing and executing both investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored research in prosthetics, orthotics, rehabilitation robotics, and other assistive and adaptive technologies to treat physical disability. He conducts all his outcomes research using advanced wearable patient monitoring wireless sensors and novel machine learning techniques, in addition to the traditional performance-based and patient-reported outcome measures. He collaborates both nationally and internationally with many academic and industrial organizations and is internationally recognized in the field of rehabilitation robotics.

Location

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie, Suite 11-1401

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training

    Education

    Credential

    1996 - 2000
    BS Physical Therapy, SRM Medical University, Chennai, India
    2001 - 2003
    MS Physical Therapy, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
    2003 - 2008
    PhD Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl
    Fellowship

    Credential

    2008 - 2010
    Rehabilitation Robotics & Neurophysiology, Northwestern University / Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Alumni Award
    University of Florida, 2016
  • Henry B. Betts Innovation Award
    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2012
  • Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research
    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2011 - 2013
  • Fritz Krauth Memorial Award
    Paralyzed Veterans of America, 2008
  • President's Certificate of Excellence (4.00 GPA)
    University of Florida, 2004 - 2008
  • Fredrick Family Scholarship for Excellence in Teaching & Research
    University of Florida, 2005
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
    University of Florida, 2004 - 2005
  • Sigma Phi Academic Achievement Award
    Georgia State University, 2001 - 2003
  • SRM Academic Achievement Award
    SRM Medical University, 1997 - 2000
  • UNICEF Youth of the Town Award
    UNICEF, 1996
  • Ellen Black Scholarship for Excellence in Teaching & Research
    2005

Professional Affiliations

  • Member
    American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, 2010 - Present
  • Member
    American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association, 2010 - Present
  • Member
    International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, 2012 - Present
  • Member
    American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, 2012 - Present
  • Director of Global Outreach
    Wearable Robotics Organization, 2015 - Present
  • Founding Member
    River Forest Kiwanis Club, 2014 - Present

Research Interests

  • Clinical Outcomes Research in Rehabilitation Robotics, Prosthetics, and Orthotics
  • Wearable Sensing Research in Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Home Monitoring Research for People with Disabilities
  • Clinical Trials in Rehabilitation Technology
  • Quantitative Outcome Measures

Grants

  • NIH R01
    EB019406-01A1, 2014 - 2018
  • NIDILRR
    90RE5014-02-00, 2013 - 2018
  • Ottobock
    2015 - 2020
  • DOD CDMRP
    W81XWH1520041, 2015 - 2019
  • HHS
    90RE5010-01-01, 2012 - 2017
  • B-Temia
    2015 - 2017
  • Ekso Bionics
    2017 - 2019
  • NIH R44
    2016 - 2018
  • NIH R01
    HD088619-01A1, 2016 - 2021
  • NIDILRR Model Systems SCI
    2016 - 2021

Max Näder Lab for Rehabilitation Technologies and Outcomes Research

This lab is one of the few clinical labs that develops and executes industry-sponsored research in prosthetics, orthotics, rehabilitation robotics, and adaptive technologies.

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Work History

  • 2018 - Present
    Director & Business Development Officer, Office of Translational Research
  • 2010 - present
    Director, Max Näder Lab for Rehabilitation Technologies & Outcomes Research
  • 2010 - 2016
    Assistant Professor Depts. of PM&R, PT&HMS, MSS Northwestern University, IL
  • 2016 - Present
    Associate Professor Depts. of PM&R, PT&HMS, MSS Northwestern University, IL
  • 2010 - Present
    Research Scientist, Center for Bionic Medicine