Professor and Associate Chair for Research
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dr. Tate is a Professor and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). She served as the PI for the University of Michigan SCI Model System (U-M SCIMS), funded by NIDILRR, for the past 22 years and as the PI for a Spinal Cord Injury Research Program - Qualitative Research Award (SCIRP-QRA) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program from the U.S. the Department of Defense from 2013-2016. She has collaborated with the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living on to how to educate consumers with SCI and their families since her arrival at U-M in 1986. During her early years at U-M her primary area of research was in community reintegration after SCI and she has always advocated for peer support programs as means of providing education and enhancing self- esteem and positive well-being. She has been a member of the NINDS/NIH Common Data Elements taskforce on quality of life, and recently received funding to study QOL cross-culturally. She has experience with the conduct of several clinical trials.