Professor of Psychology & Physical Therapy
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Gitendra Uswatte received his doctorate in clinical health psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 2001 and is currently Professor of Psychology and Physical Therapy there. His undergraduate degree is from Princeton University. He has developed objective methods for remotely monitoring the effect of rehabilitation treatments on how much patients actually use their impaired extremities at home. In collaboration with Edward Taub, PhD., he has developed an expanded form of CI therapy for individuals with plegic hands, a method for delivering CI therapy on a telerehabilitation basis, and an adaptation of CI therapy for cognitive impairment. Dr. Uswatte’s contributions to the field of physical rehabilitation were recognized by the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology of the American Psychological Association with the Mitchell Rosenthal Early Career Research Award in 2008, selection to Fellow status in 2011, election to President in 2013, and Roger Barker Distinguished Research Contribution Award in 2020.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM EST