Risk Factors & Resilience Core

Preclinical and clinical advances in better understanding risk factors, habits, and comorbidities that may affect risk of acquiring brain injury and severity of symptoms. Evaluation of factors that enhance recovery and outcomes and minimize long-term effects.

 Researcher/Clinician NameTitleDepartmentSpecialties
Joe AbisambraJose Abisambra, PhDAssociate Professor, Assistant Dean of Diversity & Health EquityDepartment of NeuroscienceMolecular mechanisms linking tau and ER dysfunction with neurodegeneration
AmeliPouya A Ameli, MDAssistant ProfessorDepartments of Neurology and NeurosurgeryNeurocritical care, genetics of stroke outcome
AnsoanuurGeorge N Ansoanuur, MDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of NeurologyHeadaches, concussion, pain management
BabiMarc A. Babi, MDAssistant Professor, Program Director of Neurocritical Care FellowshipDepartments of Neurology and NeurosurgeryNeurocritical care, critical care simulation, systems of care in the ICU, acute ischemic stroke
BizonJennifer Bizon, PhDProfessor & ChairDepartment of NeuroscienceBrain aging, impairments in cognitive flexibility, working memory and decision making
BonnellGabriel Bonnell, MDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of NeurologyAcute management of ischemic stroke
BoseProdip Bose, MD, PhDProfessor & DirectorDepartment of NeurologySpasticity after TBI/SCI
BurkeSarah Burke, PhDAssociate Professor and Associate Director of the Cognitive Aging and Memory CenterDepartment of NeuroscienceMechanisms of cognition, effects of diet and metabolic function on resilience to memory loss in aging and disease
BuslKatharina Busl, MDClinical Associate Professor and Chief of Neurocritical Care Department of NeurologyAcute ischemic stroke, traumatic brain injury, characterization of systemic complications in neurocritical illness
Candelario_JalilEduardo Candelario-Jalil, PhDAssociate Professor and Co-Coordinator Neuroscience Graduate ProgramDepartment of NeuroscienceAdvanced MRI and stroke, neuroinflammation, protective and preventive measures of cerebrovascular disorders
ChakrabartyParamita Chakrabarty, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of NeuroscienceImmunobiotherapies for Alzheimer's disease and other tauopathies / synucleinopathies
ChandranVijayendran Chandran, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of PediatricsPeripheral and central nervous system regeneration
ClarkDavid Clark, ScDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Aging & Geriatric ResearchEnhancing walking function in people with neurological impairments, Impact of age on functional outcomes post-injury
Jay Clugston James R Clugston, MD, MS, FAMSSM, CAQSMClinical Associate Professor and Sports Medicine Fellowship DirectorDepartment of Community Health and Family MedicineSport-related concussion, sports medicine
daleErica Dale, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Physiology and Functional GenomicsSpinal stimulation-induced phrenic motor plasticity; neurostimulation and functional recovery of breathing capacity after spinal injury
DeKoskySteven DeKosky, MDProfessor & Deputy Director of the McKnight Brain InstituteDepartment of NeurologyAlzheimer's disease and dementia associated with traumatic brain injury
DoreSylvain Dor?, PhD, FAHAProfessor and Director of Anesthesiology Research ProgramsDepartment of AnesthesiologyMechanisms limiting neuronal dysfunction associated with ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, traumatic brain injury, aging, and Alzheimer's disease
Gonzalez-RothiElisa Gonzalez-Rothi, DPT, PhDResearch Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Physical TherapyRespiratory plasticity induced by neurostimulation and intermittent hypoxia; spinal cord injury; sleep apnea & pathogenic intermittent hypoxia after SCI
HermanDaniel C Herman, MD, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Orthopaedics and RehabilitationSports biomechanics related to performance and injury risk, the effect of baseline neurocognition and concussions on biomechanics and injury risk
Mike JaffeeMichael Jaffee, MD, FAAN, FANAProfessor, Vice Chair of Neurology, and Center DirectorDepartment of NeurologyTraumatic brain injury, concussion, sleep disorders
missing photoJada Lewis, PhDProfessor and Co-Deputy Director of the McKnight Brain InstituteDepartment of NeurosciencePathology of neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, frontotemporal dementia and ALS
mitchell Gordon Mitchell, PhDPreeminence Professor and Director of the UF BREATHE CenterDepartment of Physical TherapyIntermittent hypoxia induced respiratory plasticity, therapeutic intermittent hypoxia in spinal injury and ALS
NadeauStephen E Nadeau, MDProfessorDepartment of NeurologyApplication of parallel distributed processing theory to understand the neural basis of cognitive function and its breakdown with brain injury, rehabilitation strategies
RothWilliam Roth, MDAssistant ProfessorDepartments of Neurology and NeurosurgeryNeurocritical care
SimpkinsAlexis Simpkins, MD, PhD, MSCR, FAHAAssistant ProfessorDepartment of NeurologyAdvanced MRI and stroke, blood biomarkers and stroke, protective and preventive measures of cerebrovascular disorders, stroke recovery
G SmithGlenn E Smith PhD, ABPP-CNProfessor and ChairDepartment of Clinical and Health Psychology Detection of neurodegenerative diseases, behavioral interventions to prevent or delay dementia
M SmithMichael "Seth" Smith MD,CAQ-SM, PharmDClinical Associate Professor and Co-Medical Director of the High School Outreach ProgramDepartment of Orthopaedics and RehabilitationYouth sports injuries, sports-related concussions, exertional heat-related illness
VaillancourtDavid Vaillancourt, PhDProfessor & ChairDepartment of Applied Physiology and KinesiologyBrain regulation of movement with focus on voluntary and involuntary motor disorders
WilsonChristina A Wilson, MD, PhDInterim Chief, Vascular Neurology Division; Associate Chair Of Education; Neurology Residency Program DirectorDepartment of NeurologyVascular neurology, acute ischemic stroke, aneurysm, stroke risk factors and prevention
ZaremskiJason Zaremski, MDClinical Associate Professor and Co-Medical Director of the High School Outreach ProgramDepartment of Orthopaedics and RehabilitationSports-related concussions, regenerative therapeutics, throwing-related injuries