Univ of NC Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Karen McCulloch, PhD, PT, MS, NCS is a Professor in the Division of PT, Department of Allied Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Dr. McCulloch’s clinical and research focus in neurorehabilitation has been traumatic brain injury and concussion. She has developed outcome measures and interdisciplinary efforts to improve active movement, balance, and functional mobility, with the aim to improve quality of life for patients with stroke, patients at risk of falls and active duty service members in the military. Her current research is focused on return to duty assessment after mild traumatic brain injury in the military population. She co-leads a clinical practice guideline development group for physical therapy after concussion and conducts research on military and sports concussion rehabilitation. Funding support has come from the Foundation for Physical Therapy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, Army Office of the Surgeon General, the National Football League and the Department of Defense.