Scholar Bios

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Alison Barnard, DPT, PhD

postdoctoral research fellow

Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics
University of Florida

Phone: 205-240-3745

Lead Mentor
G. Walter, PhD

Research Areas

Noninvasive imaging techniques, Muscle disorders and muscle function, Duchenne muscular dystrophy


  • 2018 University of Florida PhD
  • 2012 University of Alabama DPT
  • 2009 Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA

Current Research Funding

NIH/NICHD K12 HD055929, PI K. Ottenbacher 2020 - Present: Rehabilitation Research Career Development Program K12 Scholar

Recent Publications

Barnard AM, Willcocks RJ, Daniels MJ, Charaborty S, Triplett WT, Forbes SC, Lott DJ, Senesac C, Harrington AT, Wang DJ, Finanger E, Rooney W, Sweeney HL, Walter GA, Vandenborne K. Longitudinal analysis of MR biomarkers in Duchenne muscular dystrophy and their relationships to clinical function. Neurology. 2020. E-pub ahead of print. (PMID: 32024675)

Barnard AM, Riehl SL, Willcocks RJ, Walter GA, Angell AM, Vandenborne K. Characterizing Enrollment in Observational Studies of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy by Race and Ethnicity. Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases. 2019 vol. Pre-press, no. Pre-press, pp. 1-7. (PMID: 31929119)

Barnard AM, Lott DJ, Batra A, Triplett WT, Forbes SC, Riehl SL, Willcocks RJ, Smith BK, Vandenborne K, Walter GA. Imaging Respiratory Muscle Quality and Function in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. J Neurol. 2019 Nov;266(11):2752-2763. (PMID: 31350642)

Barnard AM, Willcocks RJ, Finanger EL, Daniels MJ, Triplett WT, Rooney WD, Lott DJ, Forbes SC, Wang DJ, Senesac CR, Harrington AT, Finkel RS, Russman BS, Byrne BJ, Tennekoon GI, Walter GA, Sweeney HL, Vandenborne K. Skeletal Muscle Magnetic Resonance Biomarkers Correlate with Function and Sentinel Events in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. PLoS ONE. 2018 13(3): e0194283. (PMID: 29554116)

Barnard AM, Nelson NG, Xiang H, McKenzie LB. Pediatric mobility aid-related injuries treated in US emergency departments from 1991 to 2008. Pediatrics. 2010 Jun; 125 (6):1200-7. (PMID: 20498179)

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