Clinical Rehabilitation Research Committee

The committee focus is to promote and support clinical rehabilitation research within the disciplines of physical, occupational, and speech therapy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The Research Committee offers the following services to department members:

  • Assistance with forming a research idea
  • Assisting with reviewing the feasibility of studies
  • Guidance in the preparation of IRB proposal paperwork
  • Resource for researchers during the research process
  • Assistance in grant writing/submission

Research Committee Members

Research Committee Chairs

  • Derek Sople, PT - Chair
  • Clare E. Safran-Norton, PT, PhD, MS, OCS – Supervisor Mentor

70 Francis Street Outpatient Service

  • Saloni Doshi, PT, DPT
  • Madhuri Kale, PT, DPT, MS
  • Rachel Laufer, PT, DPT, OCS

Main Hospital Inpatient Service

  • Megan Tinel, PT, DPT
  • Sarah Lawson, PT, DPT
  • Meaghan Williams, PT, DPT
  • Patricia Rae, PT, DPT
  • Christine Iracheta, PT, NCS
  • Jessica Rydingsward, PT, DPT, CCS

850 Boylston Street Clinic

  • Kathleen Taglieri-Noble PT, DPT, NCS

Foxborough Clinic

  • Alex Neal, PT, DPT, OCS
  • Ashley Cotter PT, DPT, OCS
  • Marissa Lizotte PT, DPT
  • Derek Sople PT, DPT
  • Monica Perez McDonagh, OTR/L
  • Kevin McEnroy, PT
  • Laura Mattes, PT, DPT
  • Joseph Tolland, PT, DPT, NCS
  • Allison Partridge, PT, DPT


  • Ruth Flaherty, MA, CCC-SLP

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