BRAIN Center Faculty Members

Researcher/Clinician NameTitleDepartmentSpecialties
Mike JaffeeMichael Jaffee, MD, FAAN, FANAChair of Neurology, Professor, and BRAIN Center DirectorDepartment of NeurologyTraumatic brain injury, concussion, sleep disorders
Joe AbisambraJose Abisambra, PhDAssociate Professor Of Neuroscience And CTRND, Deputy Director of the BRAIN Center, Assistant Dean For Health Care Excellence, Community And BelongingDepartment of NeuroscienceMolecular mechanisms linking tau and ER dysfunction with neurodegeneration
AmeliPouya A Ameli, MDAssistant Professor Of Neurology And Neurosurgery, Division Of Neurocritical Care; Faculty Director, Medi-Futures/Medi-Gators Shadowing & Mentorship Programs; Asst Director Neurology ClerkshipDepartments of Neurology and NeurosurgeryNeurocritical care, genetics of stroke outcome
Russ Bauer Russell Bauer, PhD, ABPPProfessor EmeritusDepartment of Clinical & Health PsychologyClinical neuropsychology, traumatic brain injury
BizonJennifer Bizon, PhDProfessor & Chair, Neuroscience; Director, Evelyn F. And William F. McKnight Brain InstituteDepartment 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, Director of the MRI and Translational Neurotrauma Rehabilitation Laboratory at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, and Associate Director of the Brain Rehabilitation Research CenterDepartment 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, MDJames E. Rooks, Jr., Professor In Neurology, Professor Of Neurosurgery, Associate Chair of Clinical Operations in Neurology, Chief of the Division Of Neurocritical CareDepartment 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, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Neuroscienceimmunobiotherapies for Alzheimer’s disease and other tauopathies / synucleinopathies
ChandranVijayendran Chandran, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of PediatricsPeripheral and central nervous system regeneration
ClarkDavid Clark, ScDProfessorDepartment 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
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 Physical Medicine and RehabilitationTraumatic brain injury rehabilitation, post-stroke and brain injury spasticity
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
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
JudyJack Judy, PhDProfessor and Director of the Nanoscience Institute for Medical and Engineering TechnologyDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering and
Department of Neurology
Advanced neural-interface technology and systems, autonomic neuroengineering; neuroprosthetics
KhannaAnna Yuzefovich Khanna, MDAssociate Chair Of Regional Systems Integration, Assistant Professor, and Stroke Medical DirectorDepartment of NeurologyVascular neurology, acute ischemic stroke, aneurysm, stroke risk factors and prevention
Headshot of Ali KrausAlison R. Kraus, PTPhysical TherapistUF Health Rehab Center at Fixel Center for Neurological DiseasesTraumatic brain injury, ataxia, and other movement disorders including Parkinson’s, Parkinsonisms, dystonia, and essential tremor
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, MSCRAssociate Professor Of Neurology And NeurosurgeryDepartment of NeurologyCognitive function after cardiac arrest/recovery, neurocritical care, traumatic brain injury
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
Portrait of Dr. Teng Peng Teng Peng, MDClinical Assistant Professor Department of Vascular Neurology Blood pressure management after ICH,
stroke outcomes,
visual neurorehabilitation,
pharmacotherapy for acute stroke
PizziMichael A Pizzi, DO, PhDAssociate 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
Portrait of Dr. Torge RempeTorge Rempe, MDAssistant Professor Department of Neuro-Multiple SclerosisAcute injury, neurotechnology,
ReynoldsBrent A Reynolds, PhDProfessorDepartment of NeurosurgeryNeural stem cells, development of stem cell-specific assays
Chris RobinsonChristopher Robinson, DO, MS Associate Professor Department of NeurologyIncreased intracranial pressure, stroke, traumatic brain injury
RoseDorian K Rose, PhDProfessorDepartment of Physical TherapyNeuroplasticity and motor learning intervention strategies for rehabilitation of post-stroke motor control deficits
Portrait of Sumire SatoSumire Sato, PhDPostdoctoral Associate Department of Applied Kinesiology and Physiology
Rehabilitation, investigating neural mechanisms,
underlying mobility and cognition,
aging and disease
SchmidtChristine Schmidt, PhDDistinguished Professor and J. Crayton Pruitt Family Endowed ChairDepartment 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
SnyderAliyah Snyder, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Clinical & Health Psychology Sports concussion, CTE
Dr. Clayton SwansonClayton Swanson, MDResearch Assistant Professor Department of Behavioral Neurology Rehabilitation
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
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, PhDProfessor and Associate Chair for Graduate StudiesDepartment of Biomedical EngineeringTraumatic brain injury, soft tissue mechanics, bio-inspired design & materials characterization
WilliamsonJohn B Williamson, PhDAssociate 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 Dean for Research; Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Aging and Memory (CAM), and ProfessorDepartment of Clinical and Health PsychologyCognitive function in aging humans, noninvasive brain stimulation and imaging
YangZhihui Yang, PhDResearch Assistant Professor and Associate Director of NNBRDepartment of Emergency MedicineTauopathies, traumatic brain injury
ZaremskiJason Zaremski, MDChief Of Sports Medicine Division, Clinical Associate Professor and Co-Medical Director of the High School Outreach ProgramDepartment of Orthopaedics and RehabilitationSports-related concussions, regenerative therapeutics, throwing-related injuries