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Faculty & Staff

Leadership

  • Ken Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR - Program Director and Principal Investigator

    KenOttenbacherUniversity of Texas Medical Branch; CLDR Director, Primary Investigator
    Research Areas: Functional outcomes in medical rehabilitation
    Biography

  • James E. Graham, PhD, DC - Director, Promotion & Dissemination Core

    JamesGrahamUniversity of Texas Medical Branch
    Research Areas:
    Rehabilitation outcomes, disabilities disparities, and quality indicators
    Biography

  • Susanne Bruyère, PhD, CRC - Co-Director, Promotion & Dissemination Core

    Bruyere_SusanneCornell University; Consortium PI/Director Website & Data Directory
    Research Areas:
    Disability statistics in rehabilitation, employment and disability policy
    Biography

  • Amy Pienta, PhD - Director, Technique Development Core

    pienta2ICPSR, University of Michigan
    Research Areas:
    Social aspects of later life retirement, chronic disease, and disability
    Biography

  • Amol Karmarkar, PhD - Co-Director, Technique Development Core

    karmarkarUniversity of Texas Medical Branch
    Research Areas:
    Rehabilitation outcomes, analysis of large datasets
    Biography

  • James Goodwin, MD - Director, Pilot Studies Core

    goodwin2011_lowresUniversity of Texas Medical Branch
    Research Areas:
    Aging, Health services delivery and access, cancer in older adults
    Biography

  • Denise Tate, PhD - Co-Director, Pilot Studies Core

    tatePhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Michigan
    Research Areas:
    Spinal cord injury, measurement, women w/ disabilities, quality of life outcomes
    Biography

  • Rebeca Wong, PhD - Director, Collaborative Opportunities Core

    Wong_RebeccaUniversity of Texas Medical Branch; Director, Collaboration & Training
    Research Areas:
    Cognitive function, disability and dementia in older adults
    Biography

Mentors and Collaborators

  • Soham Al Snih, MD, PhD

    Al-SnihSohamUniversity of Texas Medical Branch
    Research Areas:
    Disability obesity and chronic disease in older adults
    Biography

  • Jacques G. Baillargeon, PhD

    JacquesBaillargeonNewUniversity of Texas Medical Branch
    Research Areas:
    Comparative effectiveness research, cancer epidemiology, health services research
    Biography

  • Philippa J. Clarke, PhD, MSc

    Ipjclarkenstitute for Social Research, University of Michigan
    Research Areas:
    Disability, social epidemiology, population health
    Biography

  • Karl Eschbach, PhD

    KarlEschbachUniversity of Texas Medical Branch
    Research Areas:
    Immigration and border health, Hispanic health and aging

  • Bret Howrey, PhD

    BretHowreyUniversity of Texas Medical Branch
    Research Areas:
    Health of our older population with an emphasis on health care utilization and health disparities
    Biography

  • Kyriakos Markides, PhD - Director, Technique Development Core

    Markides_Kyriakos_webUniversity of Texas Medical Branch
    Research Areas:
    Hispanic aging and minority health
    Biography

  • Susan L. Murphy, ScD, OTR

    murphyPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Michigan
    Research Areas:
    Physical activity and other health behaviors to promote self-management of chronic disease
    Biography

  • M. Kristen Peek, PhD

    Peek_Kristen_web_1University of Texas Medical Branch
    Research Areas:
    Minority health and aging, disability and acculturation
    Biography

  • Mukaila Raji, MD, MS

    MukailaRajiUniversity of Texas Medical Branch
    Research Areas:
    Cognitive function, disability and dementia in older adults
    Biography

  • Timothy Reistetter, PhD, OTR

    TimothyReistetterUniversity of Texas Medical Branch
    Research Areas:
    Upper extremity movement and function, spasticity and movement disorders, neurorehabilitation, TBI
    Biography

  • Sarah von Schrader, PhD

    vonSchraderEmployment & Disability Institute, Cornell University
    Research Areas:
    Employer practices related to employer success in recruiting, hiring, and advancing individuals with disabilities
    Biography

Consulting Biostatisticians

  • Y. F. Kuo, PhD, Professor & Director, Office of Biostatistics, Preventive Medicine & Community Health, UTMB
  • H. Ju, PhD, Senior Biostatistician, Office of Biostatistics, UTMB
  • D. Zhang, PhD, Senior Biostatistician, Sealy Center on Aging, UTMB

Administration

  • Beth Cammarn, CRA - Sr. Administrative Manager

    CammarnUniversity of Texas Medical Branch; CLDR Program Administrator
    Biography
  • Matthew Lakich, MPH - Research Coordinator

    LackichUniversity of Texas Medical Branch; CLDR Program Coordinator
    Biography
  • Bill Erickson, MS - Research Specialist

    EricksonCornell University; CLDR Program Research Specialist
    Research Areas: Disability research, employer research, disability statistics, secondary data sources, survey design, and web accessibility
    Biography

  • Alison Stroud, MPP - ADDEP Archive Manager

    StroudUniversity of Michigan; CLDR Program ADDEP Archive Manager
    Research Areas:
    Disability and accessibility research
    Biography


The Center for Large Data Research and Data Sharing in Rehabilitation involves a consortium of investigators from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Cornell University, and the University of Michigan. The CLDR is funded by NIH - National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, through the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. (P2CHD065702).