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Christopher Gregory, PT, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Health Sciences and Research
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Research Health Scientist
Research Service
VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC


Phone: (843) 792-1078

Lead Mentor

C. Patten, PhD, PT

Research Areas

Skeletal muscle form and function


1996 University of Georgia Exercise Science BS
1998 University of Georgia Exercise Science MA
2001 University of Georgia Exercise Science PhD
2003 Texas Woman's University Physical Therapy MS


VA Rehabilitation R&D Service, Merit Review Award: Skeletal muscle plasticity as an indicator of functional performance post-stroke, 2013-2017, Role: PI

NIH/NIGMS (PI: Kautz), South Carolina Research Center for Recovery from Stroke, 2014-2019, Role: PI Project 4 "Treating depression and enhancing locomotor recovery following stroke"

VA Rehabilitation R&D Service (PI: Yarrow), Merit Review Award:Higher-Than-Replacement Testosterone Plus Finasteride Treatment After SCI , 2015-2019, Role: Co-investigator

NIH/NICHD (PI: Kautz), National Center for Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation, 2015-2020, Role: Navigator - Collaborative Opportunities

Recent Publications

Revuelta GJ, Embry A, Elm JJ, Gregory C, Delambo A, Kautz S, Hinson VK. Pilot study of atomoxetine in patients with Parkinson's disease and dopa-unresponsive Freezing of Gait. Transl Neurodegener. 2015 Dec 10;4:24. PMID: 26693006

B Smalls, CM Gregory, J Zoeller & L Egede. Assessing the relationship between neighborhood factors and diabetes related health outcomes and self-care behaviors. BMC Health Serv Research. 15(1): 445, 2015. ND DiPiro, AE Embry, S Fritz, A Middleton, J Krause, and CM Gregory. Effects of Aerobic Exercise Training on Fitness and Walking Related Outcomes in Ambulatory Individuals with Chronic Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury. Spinal Cord (accepted).

ND DiPiro, P Morgan, K Holthaus, MG Bowden, AE Embry, LA Perry, CM Gregory. Lower extremity strength is correlated with walking function after incomplete SCI Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation. Topics in Spinal Cord Rehabilitation. 21(2): 133-39, 2015.

P Morgan, A Embry, L Perry, K Holthaus & CM Gregory. Feasibility of lower extremity muscle power training to enhance locomotor function post-stroke. J Rehab Research & Development. 52(1):77-84, 2015.

B Smalls, CM Gregory, J Zoeller & L Egede. Direct and Indirect Effects of Neighborhood Factors and Self- Care on Glycemic Control in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications. 29(2):186-91, 2015

RJ Downey, MJ Bellman, H Kawai, CM Gregory & WE Dixon. Comparing the Induced Muscle Fatigue Between Asynchronous and Synchronous Electrical Stimulation in Able-bodied and Spinal Cord Injured Populations. IEEE Trans on Neural Systems & Rehab Engineering Vol. 23, No. 6, pp. 964-972, 2015.

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