Associate Director of Research
Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation
Dr. Froehlich-Grobe received her graduate degrees in behavioral psychology and is the Associate Director of Research at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation after spending 16 years in academia. Dr. Froehlich-Grobe has 20 years of experience conducting studies that explore and promote the health and function of individuals with physical disabilities. Most of this research career has focused on exploring and targeting theory-based approaches to address barriers to promoting health for this population. She has successfully applied various research methods in her research program which includes conducting focus groups, surveys, and randomized controlled trials with heterogeneous samples of individuals with physical disabilities. She was PI of an NIH-funded randomized controlled home-based exercise trial conducted with wheelchair users that delivered a phone-based intervention. She has also performed physical accessibility surveys of recreation facilities, polling places, and public housing. More recently, Dr. Froehlich-Grobe’s research has begun to target addressing obesity among people with mobility impairments and she has published data regarding disparities in obesity prevalence based on disability status, adapted and tested an evidence-based intervention for individuals with mobility impairment in a CDC-funded randomized controlled trial. Currently she is PI of a NIDILRR-funded trial testing the effectiveness of using a virtual platform to deliver a 16 week behaviorally-based intervention to promote exercise among people with SCI.