BRAIN Center Faculty Members

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
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
Russ Bauer Russell Bauer, PhD, ABPPProfessorDepartment of Clinical & Health PsychologyClinical neuropsychology, traumatic brain injury
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
CohenRonald A Cohen, PhD, ABPPProfessor and Director of Clinical Translational Research in Cognitive Aging and MemoryDepartment of Clinical and Health PsychologyClinical and experimental neuropsychology, cognitive and clinical neuroscience, neuropsychology of attention
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 Doré, 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
FoxEmily Fox, PT, PhDAssociate Professor & Director of Neuromuscular Research, Brooks RehabilitationDepartment of Physical TherapyControl and recovery following neurologic injury and disease
JanickJanak Gaire, PhDResearch Assistant ScientistDepartment of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringMammalian regeneration and fibrosis; Biological response to biomedical implants, including neural implants
Carolyn GeisCarolyn Geis, MDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Orthopaedics & RehabilitationTraumatic brain injury rehabilitation, post-stroke and brain injury spasticity
GhoshSuman Ghosh MD, MPAClinical Assistant ProfessorDepartment of PediatricsPediatric brain injury, stroke, neurocritical care, neuronal rehabilitation, spasticity, and cerebral palsy
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
Heaton Shelley C Heaton, PhDClinical Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Pediatric Brain Injury ProgramDepartment of Clinical and Health PsychologyCognitive and behavioral outcomes after pediatric traumatic brain injury
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
HohBrian Hoh, MD, MBAChair, Lillian S. Wells Department of Neurosurgery James and Brigitte Marino Family Professor Department of Neurosurgery Neurosurgery, acute ischemic stroke, aneurysm clipping
Mike JaffeeMichael Jaffee, MD, FAAN, FANAProfessor, Vice Chair of Neurology, and Center DirectorDepartment of NeurologyTraumatic brain injury, concussion, sleep disorders
JudyJack Judy, PhDProfessor and Director of NIMETNanoscience Institute for Medical and Engineering TechnologyAdvanced neural-interface technology and systems, autonomic neuroengineering; neuroprosthetics
KhannaAnna Yuzefovich Khanna, MDAssistant Professor & Stroke Medical DirectorDepartment of NeurologyVascular neurology, acute ischemic stroke, aneurysm, stroke risk factors and prevention
KrausAlison Kraus, PT, DPT, NCSNeurologic Physical TherapistNorman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases Sports-related concussion, TBI, anoxic and brain injury rehabilitation, impact of age on functional outcomes post-injury
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
LiuAndrew C Liu, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Physiology and Functional GenomicsCircadian rhythms in mammals
Carolina MacielCarolina Maciel, MD, MSCRClinical Assistant ProfessorDepartment of NeurologyCognitive function after cardiac arrest/recovery, neurocritical care, traumatic brain injury
Lisa MerckLisa Merck, MD, MPH, FACEPAssociate Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Emergency Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine Neurological emergencies, critical care, resuscitation, and the COVID pandemic response
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
MuradGregory J A Murad, MDClinical Associate Professor and Residency Program Director Department of NeurosurgeryNeurosurgery, metastatic brain tumor
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
OttoKevin Otto, PhDProfessor & Senior Associate ChairDepartment of Biomedical EngineeringNeural interfaces, multi-channel implantable micro devices for neural stimulation, autonomic neuroengineering; neuroprosthetics; spinal/epidural stimulation
OweissKarim Oweiss, PhDProfessorDepartment of Biomedical EngineeringNeuroengineering, cortical compensation for SCI; neural interface design to restore, augment or repair lost sensorimotor function
PizziMichael A Pizzi, DO, PhDClinical Assistant ProfessorDepartment of NeurologyMechanisms of blood brain barrier breakdown after acute neurologic injuries
PrincipeJosé Principe, PhDDistinguished ProfessorDepartment of Electrical and Computer EngineeringNeural networks, digital signal processing, brain machine interfaces
ReynoldsBrent A Reynolds, PhDProfessorDepartment of NeurosurgeryNeural stem cells, development of stem cell-specific assays
Chris RobinsonChristopher Robinson, DO, MS Clinical Assistant Professor Department of NeurologyIncreased intracranial pressure, stroke, traumatic brain injury
RoseDorian K Rose, PhDResearch Associate ProfessorDepartment of Physical TherapyNeuroplasticity and motor learning intervention strategies for rehabilitation of post-stroke motor control deficits
RothWilliam Roth, MDAssistant ProfessorDepartments of Neurology and NeurosurgeryNeurocritical care
SchmidtChristine Schmidt, PhDProfessorDepartment of Biomedical EngineeringNeuroregeneration after peripheral or spinal cord injury
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
SnyderAliyah Snyder, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Clinical & Health Psychology Sports concussion, CTE
VahdatShahab Vahdat, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Applied Physiology & KinesiologyImaging SCI and stroke in human and rodent models
VaillancourtDavid Vaillancourt, PhDProfessor & ChairDepartment of Applied Physiology and KinesiologyBrain regulation of movement with focus on voluntary and involuntary motor disorders
WangKevin K Wang PhDResearch ProfessorDepartment of Emergency MedicineTauopathies, cell-based tauopathy models, traumatic brain injury
WarrenLisa Warren, MHS, OTR/LSite Manager
UF Health Rehab at Fixel Center for Neurological DiseasesUpper extremity cooling in Parkinson’s disease patients; therapy for Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, dystonia, essential tremor and other neurological disorders
L WilliamsLakeisha Williams, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Biomedical EngineeringTraumatic brain injury, soft tissue mechanics, bio-inspired design & materials characterization
WilliamsonJohn B Williamson, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Clinical and Health PsychologyInteracting effects of neurological injury and chronic stress on the brain
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
WoodsAdam Woods, PhDAssociate Professor and Assistant Director of the Center for Cognitive Aging and MemoryDepartment of Clinical and Health PsychologyCognitive function in aging humans, noninvasive brain stimulation and imaging
YangZhihui Yang, PhDResearch Assistant Professor Department of Emergency MedicineTauopathies, traumatic brain injury
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