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Our research group is focused on projects that have the potential to improve function and quality of life and reduce disability following injury or illness. Projects include research on cognitive, behavioral, psychological and health care system factors that impact outcomes following injury. Health problems of interest include amputation, brain injury, chronic pain, musculoskeletal injury, orthopaedic injury, and spinal cord injury. We are particularly interested in developing assessment and treatment approaches that recognize the individual’s strengths and build resilience and self-management skills. This work is done in close collaboration with partners in the Department of Health Policy and Research and the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium in the School of Public Health and the Departments of Orthopaedics, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine in the School of Medicine.
Our team and collaborators
The group includes experts in rehabilitation psychology, neuropsychology, rehabilitation medicine, physical therapy, critical care medicine, health services research and public health.
For more information about the Improving Outcomes Following Injury Group, contact:Patricia Kirkhart
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Phone: 410 502-4453
Make a donation
If you wish to make a contribution to improving rehabilitation outcomes research, please contact:
Stephen Wegener, PhD