Assistant Professor, Research Physiatrist
The Ohio State University
Dr. Bockbrader completed PhD and fellowship training in Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University, winning competitive positions as a Mellon Fellow in Humanistic Studies and a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow. She completed her MD and subsequent residency training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) at The Ohio State University. She then joined the Ohio State physiatric faculty, becoming a Neurorehabilitation Attending at Dodd Hall, Research Physiatrist for the OSU Neurological Institute, and Director of PM&R residency research.
A board certified physiatrist, with subspecialty certification in Brain Injury Medicine, Dr. Bockbrader's clinical area of expertise is the management of rehabilitation needs of patients with acquired brain and spine injuries, e.g., from stroke, trauma, or cancer. Dr. Bockbrader was named one of the best doctors in America in Castle and Connolly's Guide to America's Top Doctors in 2015-2018.
Dr. Bockbrader has published on neurorehabilitation technology and cognitive neuroscience techniques translated for use in clinical populations. Her expertise extends to EEG analysis, visual psychophysics, brain-computer interfaces, functional imaging, and NIBS. She has led multiple investigational neurotechnology device trials since 2013, focusing on neuromodulation and brain-computer interface systems to augment rehabilitation outcomes. Her research has been featured in Nature, Nature Medicine, Frontiers in Neuroscience, Scientific Reports as well as in popular media.