Associate Director of Rehabilitation Research
Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation
University of Kansas and is the Associate Director of Research at Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation. Dr. Froehlich-Grobe brings 20 years of research experience designing and conducting theory-based interventions that target health behavior change for individuals with physical disabilities. She has received over $4.5 million dollars in funding from NIH, CDC, NIDILRR as well as the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and the Craig H. Nelson Foundation. Her research program focuses on designing interventions that formally address unique barriers which confront people with disabilities as they initiate new behaviors around exercise and weight loss. She has delivered these health behavior interventions in person, over the phone-based, using a mix of in-person and phone-based sessions, and more recently is using an online platform to reach those with mobility impairment. Her currently funded research program includes a study to understand modifiable factors that affect dietary intake and physical activity in the first year following SCI, testing a web-based intervention to promote exercise among a SCI sample, and will further refine an evidence-based weight loss program to address the unique needs of people with SCI.