Our Team and Collaborators
We are an interdisciplinary team of engineers, physiologists, neuroscientists, and clinicians that share a common mission: to develop technologies directed at promoting recovery in persons with catastrophic injury to their brain or spinal cord.
Dr. Trumbower has dedicated his career to develop technologies to improve the lives of persons with neurologic injuries
Faculty member within the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School
Adjunct Associate Professor, MGH Institute for Health Professions
Ms. DeChellis is a clinical biologist. She is a certified phlebotomist. Ms. DeChellis has expertise in clinical trial recruitment and management. Ms. DeChellis is joining the team in December.
Dr. Tan is a Postdoctoral Fellow within the INSPIRE Lab at Harvard Medical School and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. He completed his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University in 2015. Dr. Tan is a neuromechanist interested in quantifying mechanisms of plasticity after injury to the spinal cord.
Dr. Slocum is a Physiatrist at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Medical Care Cambridge. Dr. Slocum also holds an appointment at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Dr. Zafonte is the Earle P. and Ida S. Charlton Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & VP for Medical Affairs at Harvard Medical School. He is Principal Investigator for the New England Spinal Cord Injury Model System.
Dr. Bonato is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School He is Director of the Movement Analysis Laboratory at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
Dr. Christoforou is a postdoctoral fellow studying genetic markers in rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
Dr. Mitchell collaborated with the INSPIRE Lab for more than 10 years.
Professor of Physical Therapy, Preeminence Professor of Neuroscience, and Director of the Center for Respiratory Research and Rehabilitation
University of Florida
Dr. Howard is Professor within the Institute for Robotics & Intelligent Machines at Georgia Institute of Technology. She also is CTO at Zyrobotics, LLC. Dr. Howard has collaborated with the INSPIRE lab for more than 5 years on development technologies to enhance motor recovery after spinal cord injury.
Dr. Taylor is Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. He also is the Director of the Cardiovascular Lab at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
Dr. Brown is a licensed physical therapist with more than 20 years of experience. She continues to provide direct patient care in multiple settings and with various patient types has been her clinical focus. Dr. Brown has a special interest in out patient orthopedics as well as geriatrics. She has tremendous experience with recruitment for and managment of clinical trial.