Mary Ellen Stoykov

Research Scientist, Principal Investigator, High Intensity Lab OT Specialist, Research Associate Professor with Northwestern,
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About Me

Prior to obtaining advanced degrees, Dr. Stoykov had extensive experience as an occupational therapy clinician at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (now known as the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab). Her interests are in clinical research including neural priming, bimanual therapy, investigation of the underlying neural mechanisms associated with improvements in severe post-stroke hemiparesis, bimanual conflict, and Huntington's Disease. Dr. Stoykov was a fellow of the Summer Institute on Randomized Behavioral Clinical Trials (2014) sponsored by OBSSR at NIH and is currently working on an NIH funded clinical trial examining bilateral priming. She is part of the Arms & Hands Lab at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

Post-stroke upper limb hemiparesis, bimanual conflict, neural mechanisms of upper limb recovery, movement disorders, and Huntington's Disease.

 

 

Location

Shirley Ryan Abilitylab

355 East Erie St.

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training

    Education

    Credential

    2006 - 2008
    PhD, University of Illinois - Chicago
    Fellowship

    Credential

    2014
    fellow of the Summer Institute on Randomized Behavioral Clinical Trials sponsored by OBSSR at NIH

Recent Publications

Development of an EMG-Controlled Serious Game for Rehabilitation.
Ghassemi M, Triandafilou K, Barry A, Stoykov ME, Roth E, Mussa-Ivaldi FA, Kamper DG, Ranganathan R
doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2019.2894102
Movement-Based Priming: Clinical Applications and Neural Mechanisms.
Stoykov ME, Corcos DM, Madhavan S
doi: 10.1080/00222895.2016.1250716

Grants

  • Bilateral Priming plus Task Specific Training for Severe Hemiparesis
    Northwestern University
    , 2017 - 2022