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

Current Rehabilitation Research Projects

Research Committee Members

Ambulatory Main Campus Clinic

Clare E. Safran-Norton, PT, PhD, MS, OCS – Chair

70 Francis Street Outpatient Service

Saloni Doshi, PT, DPT
Madhuri Kale, PT, DPT, MS
Dawn Rogers, PT, DPT, OCS
Matt Natanson, PT, DPT, OCS
Kristen Cunningham, PT, DPT

Main Hospital Inpatient Service

Megan Tinel, PT, DPT
Joseph Tolland, PT

850 Boylston Street Clinic

Alex Neal, PT, DPT

Foxborough Clinic

Ashley Cotter, PT, DPT, OCS
Marissa Lizotte, PT, DPT
Derek Sople, PT
Monica Perez McDonagh, OTR/L
Kevin McEnroy, PT


Carolyn Hsu, SLP
Sofia Vallila Rohter, SLP, PhD


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