Center Leadership

Steering Committee

Our center is guided by a Steering Committee comprised of a diverse group of faculty and staff members representing many departments and colleges across UF, a variety of specialties, and clinical as well as basic research.

Department of Neuroscience

Jose F. Abisambra, PhD

Associate Professor; Assistant Dean of Diversity; Co-Director MS In Neuroscience Graduate Program


Department of Clinical and health psychology

Russell M. Bauer, PhD, ABPP

Professor; Director of Brain Rehabilitation Research Center


department of community health and family medicine

Jay Clugston, MD, FAMSSM, CAQSM

Associate Professor; Sports Medicine Fellowship Director


department of Neurology

Steven DeKosky, MD

Professor; Deputy Director, McKnight Brain Institute;


Department of Neurology

Michael Jaffee, MD, FAAN, FANA

BRAIN Center Director; Vice Chair of Neurology

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department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Carolyn Geis, MD, FAAPMR

Associate Professor; Service Chief for Stroke and Brain Injury Rehabilitation


Department of neurology

Carolina Maciel, MD, MSCR

Assistant Professor; Director Of Research, Division Of Neocritical Care


department of emergency medicine

Lisa Merck, MD, MPH, FACEP

Associate Professor; Vice Chair of Research, Emergency Medicine


department of physical therapy

Gordon S. Mitchell, PhD

Preeminence Professor; BREATHE Center Director


department of neurology

Christopher Robinson, DO, MS

Assistant Professor, Division of Neurocritical Care


Fixel CEnter for Neurological Diseases

Lisa R. Warren, MHS, OTR/L

Site Manager, UF Health Rehab at Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases


Department of Bioengineering

Lakiesha N. Williams, PhD

Associate Professor

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