Senior Research Scientist
West Orange, New Jersey
As a Senior Research Scientist with the Kessler Foundation in New Jersey, I have established a body of work adding a public health perspective to medical rehabilitation research and disability studies. With doctoral-level training in public health, I have expertise in epidemiology, biostatistics, medical sociology, and clinical psychology. I have applied this training as well as years of applied experience analyzing large databases to the investigation of the long-term outcomes for adult with acquired disabilities from traumatic injuries and chronic conditions. As the recipient of a K99/R00 Career Development Award from the NIH I developed an independent program of research to study community-level predictors of disability for adults with spinal cord injuries. I have also been a co-investigator on several federally funded projects that link information from large databases to improve our understanding of disability. As Associate Professor at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, I have served as a research mentor to physician researchers and post-doctoral trainees for over ten years and annually chair a research course that provides research methodology training to the next generation of physician-researchers.