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September 2022 - Gregory Brusola
Gregory Brusola

Gregory Brusola
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy

Web Biography

Dr. Gregory Brusola is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. He is a physical therapist with expertise in the management of neurological conditions, especially of those with neurodegenerative conditions. He is a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist with clinical and research interests in the rehabilitation of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Dr. Brusola is a current K12 scholar with UTMB and his related research includes the use of wearable sensors and technologies to assist with the assessment of falls risk, motor dysfunction, and disease progression in patients with MS. These tools include electroencephalography (EEG), actigraphy, and both consumer-level and research grade sensors. Although his research interests span the continuum of the natural history of MS, Dr. Brusola has keen interest in individuals recently diagnosed or are in their early years of MS. Through the use of wearable sensors and advanced analytics, early intervention programs can be developed that are tailored to the individual, as well as helping inform clinical care pathways for patients with MS.

Dr. Brusola is also a scholar within the Scholars in Education Program studying self-regulated learning of incoming entry-level DPT students. His current research project in the Scholars in Education Program pertains to the assessment of self-regulated learning in DPT students to assist with the eventual development of teaching and advising interventions to help develop and foster self-regulated learning sooner in the curriculum.

Dr. Brusola accepts an award while standing next to a woman in front of a powerpoint presentation.

Past Faculty Spotlight

  • March 2022 - Raj Rajendran
  • December 2021 - Amber Armstead
  • September 2021 - Steve Fisher
  • May 2021 - Chih-Ying "Cynthia" Li
  • March 2021 - Monique R. Pappadis, MEd, PhD
  • December 2020 - Riqiea F. Kitchens, PhD, OTR, BCPR, CSRS
  • August 2019 - Rachel Deer, PhD
  • March 2019 - Amol Karmarkar, PhD
  • December 2019 - Ickpyo Hong, PhD, OTR
  • October 2018 - Lynne Hughes, PT, PhD, OCS, MTC
  • August 2018 - Christopher Fry, PhD
  • June 2018 - Brian Downer, PhD

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